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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Useful, 17 July 2013
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This review is from: Resilience: How to Cope When Everything Around You Keeps Changing (Paperback)
Resilience is packed with useful information and applying these principles will have a significant impact on your resilience. Liggy's writing style is easy to understand and this book takes you on a life changing journey.

This is one of my favourite pieces from her book:

What Value Do You Give Yourself?

A bar of iron cost £5
Made into a horseshoes it can be worth about £20
Made into needles it can increase its value to £3500
Made into balance springs for watches, its value can leap to £250,000

I get goosebumps every time I read it, it really makes me understand my value in a totally different way. Liggy takes you on a journey of self-discovery and deals with things such as being a positive person, taking emotional control, coping with conflict and looking after your health. She offers fantastic tips to stay healthy and to manage stress. I particularly enjoy the concept of probortunities - a combination of problem and opportunity! It's wonderful to live life using that word, it removes the negative of problems and turns them into the positives of opportunities. Here is one of the many practical exercises that you will come across in resilience:

See the glass half full - personal exercise.

Take a small notebook and draw a line down the middle of each page.
Every time you encounter a problem or negative thinking patterns write them down on the left had side of the page.
Once you have written down the negative, flip it on its head. On the right side of the page, write down what you would like the best possible outcome to be and then positively focus on that.
This is an excellent exercise to do before you go to sleep.

The chapter on Change For The Better is loaded with useful suggestions to help you change for the better. One thought in particular really struck me which is that "your mind is like a parachute. It works best when it is open."

I could go on and on highlighting the great phrases, useful tips and challenging suggestions but then I would end up rewriting the book so why not get a copy for yourself. Before I close, one more comment. There is a fantastic and thorough section on how to solve problems. I highly recommend using this section if you are facing a problem, especially if it's a serious or difficult problem that needs solving.

Highly recommended!
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