Resilience: How to cope when everything around you keeps changing


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Stressful situations are a fact of life. Job insecurity, financial burden, relationship doubt are all too familiar. Some people approach them with confidence and poise, facing change and challenges head on. Others back away slowly into a corner and become quivering wrecks at the mere thought of them. So what is it that makes some people cope with these adverse situations so well? It’s not about what is happening to you, but how you react to it. It’s about your resilience.

Happiness guru Liggy Webb is here to help us all find positivity and inner strength to cope with stressful situations. Arming you with a personal toolkit to handle day to day challenges, and providing strategies for thriving in uncertain times Liggy shows you how to increase your ‘bouncibility’ and bounce back from whatever negative things life throws at you.

Timely topic with governments across the world promoting happiness on the one hand and dealing with vast economic uncertainty and austerity on the other
Easy to digest, anecdotal and practical guide with lots of common sense advice
Contains timely examples and tips tailored for coping with difficult times


  • An introduction to resilience ix
  • How resilient are you? xix
  • 1. Take a journey of self-discovery 1
  • 2. See the glass half full 17
  • 3. Take emotional control 31
  • 4. Change for the better 47
  • 5. Cope well with conflict 61
  • 6. Embrace probortunities 75
  • 7. Look after yourself 89
  • 8. Make connections 103
  • 9. Keep going 117
  • 10. Create a vision 133
  • Desiderata A creed for life 147
  • Resilience materials 151
  • Top 20 survival songs 161
  • Useful resources 163
  • Acknowledgements 169
  • About the author 171
  • Index 173

Author Bio:

Liggy Webb is widely respected as a specialist in the field of Modern Life Skills. As a presenter, consultant and author, she is passionate about her work and improving the quality of people’s lives. She has researched and developed a range of techniques and strategies, to support individuals and organizations to cope more effectively and successfully with the demands and challenges of modern living. Liggy is noted for her dynamic and engaging style and, as a result, is frequently invited to present and speak at international conferences, award ceremonies, on board cruise ships, in the media and at a variety of high profile events. Liggy is an international consultant for the United Nations and travels extensively, working in a variety of worldwide locations. She is also the founding director of The Learning Architect an international learning and development organization based in the UK.