Option B By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant | Booklicious Podcast | Episode 7
Hello and welcome back to our channel! Today, we’re discussing the book “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” written by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. This book tells the heart-wrenching story of Sandberg’s husband’s death while on vacation and her journey through grief and finding happiness once again.
The book contains expertly woven personal stories with a more technical approach to grief. It suggests that recovery from a tragedy can be stunted if you think the bad thing that happened will affect all areas of your life and if you think the feelings of unhappiness will never end. Once you realize none of these are true, you are better able to cope and are on the road to recovery.
One helpful piece of advice is journaling to work through feelings and focus on the positives. Sandberg suggests writing down three things you’ve done well each day, finding joy in small moments, and making active contributions. The book also focuses on building resilience in children and helping them develop four core beliefs: control over their lives, learning from failure, mattering as human beings, and relying on real strengths.
The book emphasizes that dealing with grief is important and takes time. Sandberg describes how she made decisions about her children without her husband, how humor plays an important role in resilience, and what is helpful to receive in terms of support and kind words from friends, coworkers, and others.
One inspiring point in the book is post-traumatic growth, which includes finding personal strength, gaining appreciation, forming deeper relationships, discovering more meaning in life, and seeing new possibilities.
This book is not only great for those who are grieving but also for those who are supporting someone who has experienced a loss. It’s a must-read for those who want to understand how to deal with trauma, failures, and difficult times in life. In short, this is a book everyone should read.
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