Bouncing Back by Linda Graham is a book to help the reader get back their power. Sometimes life hands us challenges that seem hard to bounce back from, but this book definitely can help you bounce back to the life you want to live.
“Resilience is the ability to face and handle life’s challenges, whether everyday disappointments or extraordinary disasters. While resilience is innate in the brain, over time we learn unhelpful patterns, which then become fixed in our neural circuitry. But science is now revealing that what previously seemed hardwired can be rewired, and Bouncing Back shows us how. With powerful, time-tested exercises, Linda Graham guides us in rebuilding our core well-being and disaster-proofing our brains.” – Bouncing Back
Bouncing Back is written to give hope and inspiration to those of us who need a little help bouncing back from the challenges life throws at us. It is well-written and well researched, so it makes for a very helpful read that isn’t too big of an idea to really grasp.
The exercises and skills used throughout the book are very helpful and easy to use in everyday life. Try them out for yourself and find out which ones work best for you. Trust me, they aren’t hard to incorporate into your life, and can be very helpful in calming you down to better handle situations.
If you are crunched for time, and don’t have the time to fully read the entire book, check out the end of each chapter for the “Putting It All Together” section. This section is very helpful on getting that bigger picture and helps to remember what you just read (or should have read). If that section points out areas you need to focus on, start there and read that chapter (in full) first.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and found many of the exercises to be very helpful. It is a book I will look back on as a reference for many things in life, and I definitely recommend it.
* Thank you to the publisher of Bouncing Back, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.