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A beautiful guided journal with 365 days of thought-provoking quotes and prompts to help you reflect on the past, examine the present, and work towards a more resilient future.
Everyone yearns to become more resilient. We all experience setbacks and problems on an individual level, and the state of the world doesn’t provide overarching reassurance. But resilience is much more than the ability to bounce back from a single catastrophe. You need to work at it, to strengthen it as you would a muscle in your body.
The Resilience Journal starts you on this path with an initial self-assessment using fifteen statements such as “I cope well with change.” Then, through completing the wide range of daily interactive prompts and exercises, you will discover ways to not only cope with difficulties but grow stronger from them. At the end of the journal there’s another self-assessment quiz. Fill it out to see how much your self-knowledge, compassion, patience, and resilience has improved.
About the Author
Therapeutic journaling expert Sandra E. Johnson, LMSW, is the author of The Resilience Journal: 365 Days to Balance and Peace of Mind (Clarkson Potter), a 365-day journal designed to strengthen skills to not just survive adversity but thrive from it. Praised by mindfulness leaders such as Karen Casey, PhD; Richard Miller, PhD, and Shivani Hawkins, The Resilience Journal offers inspirational quotes by great thinkers followed by interactive writing prompts to serve as guides towards greater wellness and resiliency. It is preceded by The Mind-Body Peace Journal: 366 Mindful Prompts for Serenity & Peace (Sterling Publishing), which has sold widely around the world and been highlighted in Psychology Today.
Johnson is also a novelist. Her novel Flowers for the Living (Texas Review Press) garnered nominations for a PEN/Faulkner Award and Paterson Prize for Fiction. Her narrative nonfiction book, Standing on Holy Ground: A Triumph over Hate in the Deep South (St. Martin’s Press) received glowing reviews from O: The Oprah Magazine, USA Today, Southern Living, and other publications.
Since earning a Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 1988, Johnson has been a clinical social worker with a number of health care organizations, including those specializing in psychiatric services.
“An excellent tool for anyone who seeks to chart their personal growth and boost their peace of mind. I recommend it.”—Karen Casey, PhD, author of Each Day a New Beginning: Daly Meditations for Women
“Sandra Johnson’s Resilience Journal is a lovely way to start your day with an intention, and end your day with a reflection, something I’ve been doing for the last fifty-five years, which has helped me stay present, focused, steady, and on track as I’ve moved through life.”—Richard Miller, founder of iRest Institute, author of iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Resiliency, and Well-Being
“This beautiful journal has some wonderful prompts and reflections . . . to help dig deeper and access our inner wisdom and strength, especially when times are tough.”—Shivani Hawkins, founder of Living Sanskrit
“A wonderful daily log to support introspection; review our feelings and ultimately provide clarity of heart and mind.”—Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Change and Lovingkindness