I have just finished reading this wonderful book by Lucy Hone, ‘What Abi Taught Us’. It is a true work of beauty and gives so much practical help for anyone dealing with bereavement. Lucy has a research background in resilience and in this book she outlines the how she used findings from her research to deal with the tragic loss of her 12 year old daughter, Abi.
One of the main messages that I took from the book is that we are resilient as human beings, and that we can come through trauma, stress and extreme sadness and have a meaningful, joyful life albeit that it may be different after the event that has shaken us.
In the book, Lucy introduced me to ‘Signature Strengths’ - we all have some core strengths that will support us in times of trouble. But interestingly, other strengths, which we may not have identified with ourselves, also reveal themselves.
And so, I did the questionnaire that Lucy mentions to find my ’Signature Strengths’Read More