Episode 73: How Talking About Adversity Inspires Positive Change

According to psychologist and author, Kelly McGonigal, listening to someone else’s story of resilience and overcoming adversity is has a powerful effect on the listener. Simply hearing someone’s “restorative narrative” can inspire strength and courage in you. In addition, if you’re the person doing the storytelling about your own traumatic event, and you both acknowledge the difficulty as well as the how it transformed you in positive ways, you are more likely to have better health outcomes. In this light, on this episode I share my breast cancer story and the four profound ways it has changed me three years later.


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RECOMMENDED & RELATED LINKS
The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You and How to Get Good at It by Kelly McGonigal
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Breast Cancer Lesson #1: Ordinary Moments are Extraordinary
Women Aged 40 to 49: Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations
The Truth About the Benefits and Risks of Annual Screening Mammograms.

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