Resiliency is the ability to recover -- in other words, to return to a prior state of health. That's great, but what if you start life at such a deficit that you never had that state of wellness to begin with? If your life then slides even further downhill as an adult, the best you can hope for under the terms of resiliency is to return to your previous condition.
Cea Sunrise Person is the author of the bestselling book North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Counterculture Family, and How I Survived Both and Nearly Normal: Surviving the Wilderness, My Family and Myself. She has spoken publicly about her unusual life story at numerous events, including TEDx, and also teaches memoir writing. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and three children. www.ceaperson.com
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