Positively Resilient
Doug Hensch

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Narrated By: Richard Powers

Duration: 6 hours and 48 minutes

What to expect

What is resilience? Is it just a fancy way to characterize a hopeful, upbeat personality or a positive spirit of never giving up? In Positively Resilient, Doug Hensch aims to take a different look at what turns out to be a much richer and deeper concept than just bouncing back from adversity.

Martin Seligman, considered the father of positive psychology, has likened resilience to clearing the weeds from a rose garden, which can reach its potential only if the weeds are kept in check. Human beings face “weeds” of their own: layoffs, health issues, stock-market crashes, threats of terrorism, and natural disasters are all too common. Americans are busier, more stressed, and more anxious and depressed than they were during the Great Depression.

Based on more than forty years of research and twenty years of professional experience, Positively Resilient will help you discover:

How any efforts toward personal change can be enhanced using several simple steps,That being psychologically flexible is critical to thinking through the mountain of information we receive every day,How to incorporate mindfulness and curiosity into your life,How our emotions help us to navigate our environment, andWhy true support and connection are critical to being resilient.


Self-help, personal development and practical advice, Self-help, personal development and practical advice

Listen to a sample

“Delivered in his clear baritone voice, Paul Michael Garcia’s performance is notable for his appealing palette of tones and phrases and his sensitive use of pauses. He sounds at once intellectually intense and personally inviting, a style that works well with a book that is full of life-changing ideas…An uncommonly satisfying audio to hear and absorb.”


“To-the-point and extremely practical—I read this as a busy parent, a consultant, and a small business owner. It gave me perspective on modern life and has made me more effective every step of the way.”

Stephanie Cutter, partner, Precision Strategies, and former advisor to President Barack Obama

“The antidote for society’s major issue of stress and anxiety. Practical, easy to read, and a must read for everyone.”

Bob Rosen, CEO of Healthy Companies International and author of Grounded

“Well-written…Stories of real-world people provide interesting insight into how one benefits from a resilient way of thinking in all aspects of life….[and] provides a thoughtful guide to happiness.”

John Wood, CEO and chairman of the board, Telos Corporation

“An easy-to-read guide to thriving in today’s fast-paced, over-scheduled, hyper-connected world…An essential reference to achieving resilience in the face of constant change.”

Mike Corkery, president and CEO, Deltek

“Why being your whole self—not just your ‘good’ self—drives success and fulfillment…An important, highly readable account of the insights and wisdom from the scientific community.”