"We don't survive despite challenge or loss; we flourish because of them. We don't build resilience by focusing merely on "now," but rather by honoring and integrating all experience-past, present, and future-into the fullness of life, and into the fullness of our being. Resilience is something we all fundamentally desire: it speaks directly to our intrinsic longing to live fully, love deeply, and endure...everyday, come what may.
With poignant wisdom and refreshing insight, Michele DeMarco Wilkie tackles a subject that has captivated human hearts and minds throughout time and across culture, and a question that every great wisdom tradition has pondered: how do we find hope and healing in the midst of pain and suffering? How do we keep our spirit strong and flourish when forced to confront the here-and-now, sometimes painful realities of life? In Stirred Not Shaken, DeMarco Wilkie provides new inspiration into the nature of adversity, suffering, and loss, and offers a beautiful new landscape for building resilience. Through a breakthrough new framework, powerful exercises and meditations, and personal stories, she explodes traditional myths of resilience. Michele DeMarco Wilkie shows us how to build a sustainable spirit for any and all of life's challenges."
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I bought this book after I heard the author, Michele DeMarco Wilkie, speak at a conference. She was inspiring, and reading the book, I feel as though I'm listening to her all over again. Stirred Not Shaken is an easy to read, power-packed book. Practical and makes you think in the best way. Full of wisdom that doesn't feel like everything else you read. Life's thrown a few difficulties at me, and I felt lost. Stirred Not Shaken is empowering me to take command of myself, and it's changing my life.