"Transformative resilience" is defined as thriving because of adversity (and the lessons it teaches) as opposed to thriving "in spite of adversity," which is usually associated with the word "resilience." Stephanie and Ama Marston coined the term in their book, "Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World."
The six steps to encountering adversity and turning it to one's advantage include:
Transformative resilience turns out to be contagious. It goes beyond what we experience as individuals and rubs off on those around us.
Source: " The 6 Steps to Turning Setbacks Into Advantages," by Kristin Wong, New York Times: Smarter Living, January 30, 2018. [photo from the article]
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