Until recently, trauma was believed to be one of the prevalent ways our lives got screwed up and created serious mental health issues. More recently, however, psychology has come to terms with the fact that trauma is very common.

Trauma, obstacles and adversity are not only a fact of life, they’re how people grow stronger. It’s estimated that 90% of people who experience adversity also experience some form of personal growth in the following months and years.

But here’s the thing: It’s not the trauma or obstacle itself that will develop you into a stronger person. It’s the work you put into understanding your place in the world as a result of the adversity that will make you stronger and more resilient.

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