What Makes Resilient People?

Sometimes, in the wake of tragedy, choosing to delve into the deepest and darkest places can reveal unprecedented insights. In this incredibly brave TED Talk, Dr. Lucy Hone — a director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, a research associate at AUT University, a published academic researcher, and best-selling author — shares her personal experience in dealing with tragedy and what she’s gleaned about resilient people.

“Dr. Lucy Hone is a resilience expert who thought she found her calling supporting people to recover following the Christchurch earthquake,” the description explains. “She had no idea that her personal journey was about to take her to a far darker place. In this powerful and courageous talk, she shares the three strategies that got her through an unimaginable tragedy⁠—and offers a profound insight on human suffering”

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Dr. Hone taps into one of the most important truths — that all of us face adversity — because she was thrust into the middle of it herself when her daughter died. She became a master of adaption as real-world applications of her theoretical research took unexpected turns. The result is lessons we can all learn from when adversity comes our way.