I Will Not Be Broken: Five Steps to Overcoming a Life Crisis

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 29, 2008 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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The loss of a loved one, a painful divorce, or a serious physical injury---we must all, at one point, face tragedy---unavoidable moments that divide our lives into "before" and "after." How do we muscle our way through tough times and emerge stronger, wiser---even grateful for our struggle? In 1984, author Jerry White lost his leg---and almost his life---in a landmine accident. He has endured the pain of loss and the challenge of rebuilding. As cofounder of Survivors Corps, White has interviewed thousands of victims of tragedy. With his book I Will Not Be Broken, he shares what he has learned.

White outlines a very specific five-step program to coping with disaster; to achieving strength and hope; and to turning tragedy into triumph. In their own words, his survivor friends and colleagues share their stories. It's a group that includes the well known, like Lance Armstrong, Nelson Mandela, and the late Princess Diana, and also everyday survivors of death, loss, injury and heartbreak. Through their stories and the author's words, the book takes readers step-by-step through the process of not only surviving tragedy and victimhood, but going on to thrive.

 

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I will not be broken
This book gives so much understanding for people who has forgone life tragedies. And makes one even stronger.

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Everyone Has a Date with Disaster
9
2 My Date with Disaster
20
3 Step 1 Face Facts
34
4 Step 2 Choose Life
57
5 Step 3 Reach Out
77
6 Step 4 Get Moving
96
7 Step 5 Give Back
116
8 Escaping the Victim Trap
139
9 Building Resilience to Tragedy
151
10 Helping Others Get Through Catastrophe Or How to Not Make Things Worse
161
11 Survive Inspire Thrive
184
Acknowledgments
203
Notes
207
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About the author (2008)

JERRY WHITE is a global activist who has dedicated his life to helping victims of violent conflict. While camping in Northern Israel in 1984, he stepped on a landmine, and he spent nearly six months in Israeli hospitals learning to walk on an artificial leg. Since then, he has become a recognized leader of the historic International Campaign to Ban Landmines, co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Peace; and a cofounder of Survivor International. He has testified before the US Congress and the United Nations and appeared in hundreds of media interviews and profiles. White lives in Maryland and Malta with his wife Kelly, four kids, and a Shiba Inu.

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