Friday, March 14, 2014

Who is More Resilient? Homer Simpson or Hermione Granger? The Answer Could be Surprising

homer-simpsonby Motherpedia:

You may not think Homer is the most resilient of characters but actually his absolute obliviousness to anything going on around him and his ignorance stands him pretty good stead when nuclear disasters and other tragedies befall him!

And as for Hermione, from the Harry Potter series, she probably does surpass Homer in resilience - but a bit of magic helps too!

Resilience is something author Stacey Copas knows a lot about. At the age of 12 Stacey had a devastating accident which left her a quadriplegic and dependent on a wheelchair. 

She now has a collaborative crowd-funding campaign for her new book ‘How to be more resilient: the blueprint for getting results when things don’t go to plan’.  The campaign has a whole team behind it, including self-publishing guru Guy Vincent from Publishizer.

“Stacey has mentally overcome quadriplegia to become an elite athlete and 2016 Paralympic Games contender. Her story spreads the message of resilience, and I feel that's a great thing for athletes, trainers, startups and students of life,” says Mr Vincent.

As part of the campaign Stacey has written a light-hearted quiz to help individuals discover whether their resilience is up to par. Find out whether you’re a Homer or Hermione here:

 “Resilience is often confused as a human trait, it’s actually a process and your resilience can be learned, built and nurtured to help you cope with stresses and pressures on your life,” says Stacey.

Stacey has made it her life ambition to study, research and use her own life experiences and successes to help others become more resilient, especially in times of crisis.

The book will be published in August where all those supporting her on her dream of becoming a published author will get their nice shiny copy. Find the crowd-funding campaign and her full story here:

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