Where we see trauma, we often see resilience.

As we enter this month of Thanksgiving, our team at Henrico CASA would like to share a few of the things for which we are grateful. The first, of which, is resilience. In our roles working with vulnerable children, we sometimes see darkness, but we also see light. Similarly, where we see trauma, we often see resilience.  

Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. We can look at it as a “toughness” or “ability to cope.” The amazing thing about resilience is that it isn’t necessarily a personality trait inherited by only a few. We can all build resilience through our thoughts and actions, similar to how we would create a healthy lifestyle. It starts with a little inspiration and then a commitment to adopting healthy behaviors.

Out of an abundance of gratitude for the gift of resilience, we’d like to offer up some inspiration to help you grow your resilience “muscle.” Here are a few inspirational reads from the ‘resilience’ shelf at GoodReads to add to your holiday reading list.

What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing
by Bruce D. Perry, Oprah Winfrey

Rising Strong
by Brene Brown

Cinder Girl: My Journey Out of the Ashes to a Life of Hope
by Christina Meredith