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Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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About the Author
Meg Jay, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in adult development, and twentysomethings in particular. She is an assistant clinical professor at University of Virginia, and maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Jay earned a doctorate in clinical psychology, and in gender studies, from University of California, Berkeley.
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I was introduced to this title by a “self development” podcast interview with the author, and found myself tearing up at her descriptions of how many of us have survived and overcome “Adverse Childhood Events” to make our lives better than circumstances seemed to predict. While she does use some celebrity and newsworthy examples of her ideas, the protagonists of the stories presented are “real” humans, dealing with real pasts and hard choices.
Taken as part of an emerging trend in psychology, the study of those “Adverse Childhood Events,” this book could help those who endured those events to make sense of seemingly irrational emotions in adulthood. Others in this trend include Angela Duckworth’s “Grit”, Susan David’s “Emotional Agility” and Jonice Webb’s “Running on Empty” - each looking at the events and their consequences from a slightly different angle.
No one has grasped the inter workings of a damaged heart and soul like Meg Jay. I saw myself in many of her stories and now finally understand where my competitive nature and super powers came from.
This book should be required reading for all children probably around the 7th grade.
Thank you Meg!
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As a long-term fan of Meg Jay, I enthusiastically recommend this insightful, compassionate, inspiring book.Read more