21 Days to Resilience

How to Transcend the Daily Grind, Deal with the Tough Stuff, and Discover Your Strongest Self

by Zelana Montminy

On Sale: 04/05/2016

21 Days to Resilience

How to Transcend the Daily Grind, Deal with the Tough Stuff, and Discover Your Strongest Self

by Zelana Montminy

On Sale: 04/05/2016


About the Book

Happiness is not about wishful thinking, good luck, or avoiding negative thoughts. In fact, the only path to true happiness requires seeing challenges as opportunities and discovering emotional strength during times of struggle. In other words, it's about resilience. Resilience is a quality most of us want to possess. The big issue is that no one knows how to access it in their day-to-day life.  We understand that it's important, that it's crucial even, but it seems like an ephemeral thing that you either have or you don't. How we actually attain the skills to become resilient has been left out of the conversation. Until now.

In 21 Days to Resilience, Dr. Zelana Montminy, a leading expert in positive psychology, offers a practical, science-backed toolkit to develop your capacity to handle whatever life throws your way—and thrive. Each day of her powerful program, Dr. Montminy introduces a key trait necessary to improve resiliency and enhance wellbeing, such as gratitude, focus, playfulness, self-respect, and flexibility, then provides three simple tasks to accomplish that day—one in the morning, one during the day, and one in the evening. In addition, the book offers a "Take Stock" section that will help you gauge your current level of skill and each chapter ends with a "Lifelong" exercise that offers ways to build the skill as needed to keep your resiliency muscles strong.

Dr. Montminy writes, "Being resilient does not mean that you won't encounter problems or have difficulties overcoming a challenge in your life. The difference is that resilient people don't let their adversity define them. At its core, resilience is about being capable and strong enough to persevere in adverse or stressful conditions—and to take away positive meaning from that experience. Living with resilience is more than just bouncing back; it is about shifting our perceptions, changing our responses, and growing from them." Combining proven science, unique exercises, and insights from real-life experience, 21 Days to Resilience lays the foundation for happiness and shows you how to build your strength to carry you through the rest of your life.

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Critical Praise

“Dr. Z gets it. This book is like having her at your side as part therapist, life coach, and friend, walking you through a process that will change your outlook and help you push through challenges towards your best self.” - Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress, producer and co-founder of Foodstirs

21 Days to Resilience gives us a powerful map we can apply to grab ahold of radical wellbeing and happiness in our daily lives, for real.” - Tara Stiles, bestselling author of Make Your Own Rules Diet, Yoga Cures and Slim Calm Sexy Yoga, and Founder of Strala Yoga

“What I love about Zelana’s approach in 21 Days to Resilience is how comprehensive, pragmatic and actionable it is. If you want to build your resilience muscles, these daily workouts are just what the doctor ordered. You’ll be amazed how effortless life will feel as a result.” - Shirzad Chamine, New York Times bestselling author of Positive Intelligence and Stanford Lecturer

“More than a decade of research proves that, no matter where you are starting, by making small changes to our lives, we can dramatically raise our power over our environment and strengthen our resilience to challenge. Dr. Montminy helps translate this life-giving research into practical daily steps.” - Shawn Achor, happiness researcher and New York Times bestselling author of Before Happiness

“All too often we think that if we can simply find happiness, our lives will fall into place. 21 Days to Resilience shows that instead of chasing an elusive concept of happiness, we can pivot to a more effective focus on resiliency.” - Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, New York Times bestselling author and Health magazine contributing editor

“Dr. Zelana Montminy shares her incredible insights and expertise on positive change in 21 Days to Resilience. She’s captured the secrets underlying human behavior. This book is a must-read for anyone looking not just for change but also spiritual uplift and sustainable transformation!” - Dr. Mao Shing Ni, bestselling author of Secrets of Longevity and Founder of Tao of Wellness

“Dr. Zelana Montminy combines expertise, authenticity, likeability, and a unique ability to translate confusing information in an honest, clear way. 21 Days to Resilience will have you look deep inside to change your negative patterns into positive ones.” - Catherine McCord, bestselling author of Weelicious and founder of Weelicious.com

“It’s about time Dr. Z wrote a book!.. Her message is truly unique, inspirational and authentic – and something that will resonate with people well beyond just this book.” - Hayden Slater, author & founder, Pressed Juicery

“In this book, Dr. Z talks about how building resilience will help move your life in the right direction ... a concept that is a long time coming and one we can all benefit from.” - Lorna Jane Clarkson, author and CCO of Lorna Jane Activewear

“Dr. Montminy’s book about Resiliency is a practical toolbox helping anyone make powerful changes in their life and become more successful at anything they want. Within 21 days, she breaks the secrets to success and happiness down to a science.” - Leah Segedi, founder of Mamavation.com

“It may seem like life is easy for a supermodel, but that is far from the case. I would be nowhere without the power of resilience. This book puts that power in your hands in real, tangible ways. Whatever you have to conquer, this book makes it possible.” - Molly Sims, supermodel and actress


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062428776
  • ISBN 10: 0062428772
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 04/05/2016
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price:31.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
  • BISAC2 : PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions
  • BISAC3 : BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth

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