by cd, Plucky You: http://pluckyyou.org/2015/01/21/6-short-incredibly-inspiring-stories-about-resilience-and-change/
Sometimes we have life-altering moments that create a monumental
shift in our consciousness. They may be frightening, and rob of us
something we thought we couldn’t survive without. Then they make us
stronger, and change who we are. These are six stories about being
scared, vulnerable, unsure, and abandoned, and coming out the other end.
1. A Stroke Changed Her Life
Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor tells the mind-blowing story of
how she woke up one morning and realized she was having a massive
stroke. The insights that came to her shifted her thinking about reality
2. Overcoming Adversity
Our hardships and our ability to overcome them become the story of
our lives. They make us who we are. In another moving TED talk, Andrew
Solomon delivers a narrative about strength, courage and overcoming
adversity, his pluckiest message ever.
3. The Power of Vulnerability
Researcher and storyteller Brené Brown’s powerful 2010 TEDx talk
about vulnerability launched her success. It makes a great introduction
to her work and her books, which have spawned another small universe
poised to empower all of us who think of ourselves as small.
4. We Are Stronger Than We Know
Poet Lemn Sissay shares a fascinating, and incredibly uplifting story
about being abandoned as a child and finding his way in the world.
5. A Frank Talk About Suicide
Mark Henick explains what drives people to extreme thoughts and what helped him want to keep living.
6. Empathy Makes Us Better Humans
How do you respond when someone close to you is struggling? Brené
Brown on how we deal with the darkness and challenges those around us