The Woman’s Book of Resilience is a wonderfully helpful book about navigating life with its difficult stretches and grace-filled moments. Whether the reader is in the depths, treading water, floundering  on the shoals, or becalmed and going nowhere, Beth Miller’s words and suggestions provide wise counsel. There is much to learn, to meditate  upon, and to appreciate in this fine book.
— Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., author of Goddesses  in Everywoman and Crones Don't Whine

The Woman's Book of Resilience

Beginning years ago with her work with women in grief, Beth Miller has helped hundreds of people in her therapeutic practice to learn to be resilient and survive life crises to become deeper, more powerful, and authentic human beings. Packed with information and exercises, The Woman's Book of Resilience is a smart, often funny, book that can help any woman thrive amid life's ups and downs. When we cultivate resilience, we mine the awful, or merely annoying, experiences in life to find meaning and purpose.

The Woman's Book of Resilience is an accessible, practical guide to bouncing back. "We know that resiliency reigns because we survive to tell our tales of misfortune, trauma, abuse. Indeed, we are built to be able to go to the edge of life and come back with heart and soul elevated... We are built to be resilient, to be able to take sure and steady steps over rocky terrain."



Learn 12 qualities that will help you develop and learn resilience:

  1. Admit and embrace vulnerability

  2. Practice and increase the ability to connect

  3. Find manageable parts of the problem

  4. Discover their needs and get them met

  5. Recognize their gifts and talents

  6. Develop the ability to say no and set limits and boundaries

  7. Practice transforming resentment and forgiving

  8. Use their sense of humor

  9. Use the power of staying and leaving

  10. Find meaning in crisis

  11. Endure suffering through crisis

  12. Interdependence

Each of the twelve is a chapter with case histories, stories, and plenty of try this, this, or this--exercises to turn to again and again. With a foreword by June Singer.


Miller’s program is sensible, and her tone warm and positive without too much cheerleading.
— Publishers Weekly

I have always wanted to find a book that describes why some people  give up while others thrive in the face of great suffering. Beth Miller’s  twelve qualities that cultivate resilience are visionary and empowering  because they take us into the very heart of darkness and then bring us  back out into the light of hope. I especially loved the elegant balance  of wisdom with humor and deep spiritual insight with pragmatic counsel.  Read this book for yourself, your family, and your community.
— Gail Straub, author of The Rhythm of Compassion