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Life Lessons on Adversity

Things don’t always turn out the way we want. Yet it is our choice to move forward through hardships and be empowered from it. If you are feeling low and need encouragement and inspiration, below recommended e-resources may furnish you means to face adversities.


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Linnane, Rory and Welter, Liz. “Childhood trauma shaped her mental health. She overcame it.” Wausau Daily Herald, January 22, 2017, A5.

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Swank, Elizabeth M. “Overcoming adversity: dealing with the death of a patient.” International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training 17, no. 2 (March 2012): 1-4.


Timm, Kelsey, et al. “Resilience and growth in marathon runners in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.” Sport Psychologist 31, no. 1 (March 2017): 42-55.

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Hoehler, Hope. “A story of bravery and empowerment.” University Wire, March 7, 2019.


“Inspiring women show how to best adversity.” Arizona Republic, March 27, 2019.


Lewis, Aimee. “Found as a dying baby, Haitian Celine Marti is now an international skier.” CNN Wire Service, March 14, 2019.

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Knorr, Lyndsay and McIntyre, Laureen J. “Resilience in the face of adversity: stories from adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.” Exceptionality Education International 26, no. 1 (November 2016): 53-75.


Tan, Tony, Wang, Yan and Ruggerio, Adryona D. “Childhood adversity and children's academic functioning: roles of parenting stress and neighborhood support.” Journal of Child & Family Studies 26, no. 10 (October 2017): 2742-2752.

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吳桂生。〈快樂的真相:享樂適應〉。《信報財經新聞》,2019年 03 月 29 日,頁C02。


〈抑鬱女別家暴盼執教報師恩‧離家童工迷途知返同獲「青苗十大進步獎〉。《香港仔》,2019年 03 月 25 日,頁P02。


〈搞笑不取笑‧學童學抗逆‧小學「幽默周」析日常生活個案‧育正向思維解情緒困擾〉。《文匯報》,2019年 03 月 29 日,頁A25。

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輕鬆駕馭壓力 史丹佛大學最受歡迎的心理成長課
Publication:先覺出版, 2016

幸福三次方 逆轉勝的人生故事
Publication:大塊文化出版, 2017

逆・鋒 全球首位刀片跑手出戰沙漠的毅行傳奇
Publication:紅出版(青森文化), 2016

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疾風中的神奇女俠: 一名中風倖存者的生命傳奇
Publication:雲起文化出版公司, 2016

Author: 杰人天相
Publication:上海交通大學出版社, 2015

大家健康雜誌 [第329期]:工作不窮忙 將壓力轉為動力
Publication:財團法人董氏基金會, 2014

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Option B : Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
Author:Snadberg, Sheryl; Grant, Adam
Publication:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2017

Win at Losing : How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains
Author:Weinman Sam
lie, P., Finch, K., Kenny, E. and Sobel, D.
Publication:TarcherPerigee, 2016

Fight the fear : How to Beat Your Negative Mindset and Win in Life
Author:Holgate, Mandie
Publication:Pearson Business, 2016

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Turning Adversity into Opportunity
Author:Kouzes, James M. ; Posner, Barry Z.
Publication:John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2014

Every Moment of a Fall : a Memoir of Recovery Through EMDR Therapy
Author:Miller, Carol E.
Publication:Schaffner Press, Inc., 2016

Successful Survivors : The 8 Character Traits of Survivors and How You Can Attain Them
Author:Sciortino, Rhonda
Publication:Hatherleigh Press. 2016