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Published on November 26, 2017

Move On, It’s Not That Bad Afterall

Move On, It’s Not That Bad Afterall

Are you facing adversity – setbacks or trials in life? Do you feel overwhelmed by the feeling of losing someone or something invaluable in your life? If yes, then Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy is for you. A good read if you are looking to get back on your feet. It also walks you through the importance of cultivating resilience in today’s society.

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

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    4.5 Star Rating on Amazon

    Following the abrupt death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg thought she and her kids would never recover from the ordeal. From the immense void that filled her lungs and heart, it felt as if she would never feel real joy again. Thanks to her friend Adam Grant from Wharton Psychology, Sheryl discovered that there are critical steps people can take to get back on their feet following life-shattering experiences.

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    The book marries well Adam’s nifty research on facing adversity and Sheryl’s own experience and personal insights. It starts off by detailing Sheryl’s emotional moments, right from finding her husband on the gym floor to desolation she felt afterward and finally finding the strength to overcome the loss. More than that, Option B expounds on a broader sense how people can overcome adversities and hardships such as job loss, terminal illness, natural disasters, and so forth. The story of Sheryl Sandberg is also a postcard example of how we can build resilience and discover pure joy.

    Riding the tide

    Option B is fabulous book that teaches us how to build resilience and recover after inevitable setbacks in life. It takes Sheryl loss and puts it into perspective, providing us with Option B – a tool for post-traumatic growth. The book elucidates on how to help others tide through adversities, cultivate compassion for ourselves, raise energetic kids, and build resilient communities and families. On the overall, the lessons in the book apply to our everyday hardships, enabling us to find that option B and make the most of it.

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    Discover happiness in the face of adversity today

    With life’s setbacks bombarding us every day, everyone needs some form of Option B to brave whatever lies ahead. Buy Option B today and discover the secrets to facing adversity, building resilience, and finding pure joy in your life.

    Reading duration: 4 hours 57 minutes

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    Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy is available from Amazon at $15.09

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