Avoiding adversity and difficult challenges in any human lifetime is nearly impossible, but properly perceiving adversity and learning to grow through it is the goal. Author Marquita Herald postulates that the key is to develop "emotional resilience." The dictionary definition is that resilience is the ability to recover from illness or adversity, change or misfortune. Ms. Herald believes we each are born with some degree of of emotional resilience; and we each can train ourselves to develop and improve that capacity. She presents principles and practical applications through the examples of others. This book will be an advantageous took, both for reading and for reference.