On Sunday I listened to Krista Tippet's On Being, where she interviewed the authors of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy. Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant are an ideal paring to discuss the topic of resilience. Sandberg, who is the COO of Facebook became a widow and single Mom of two young kids when her husband died suddenly and Grant, a psychologist studies resilience. It's one of the best discussions I've heard in a long time of how people survive adversity and unimaginable loss, as well as provide clear ideas of what you can do to help people going through it. So without elaborating, check out this interview. You can download it in many forms so you can listen in the car, walking or while doing the dishes. It's worth the 52 minutes.
When you are through listening, check out the Option B website for lots more information, learn ways to build resilience, share your story, join a group.
Oh, this isn't depressing-it's inspiring.