"5 Ways Tragedy Makes You A Hella-Strong Person, Says Science" – YourTango

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We become more resilient by gradually overcoming obstacles and tragic events in our lives and then applying the lessons learned to other areas of our lives. Ben Michaelis, PhD, clinical psychologist and mental health expert (and the author of Your Next Big Thing), says, “It is only through this experience of getting over a tragedy or overcoming a specific obstacle that we develop the self-confidence and faith we need in order to be resilient.

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