Jolts can derail us - or they can propel us into reclaiming and remaking our lives. They prompt us to ask questions about our values and purpose.
Psychologists have been studying this phenomenon for some time; one research team at the University of North Carolina Charlotte back in the mid-1990s named the phenomenon "post-traumatic growth" (PTG). Since then, PTG has emerged as an important field of study for psychologists and social scientists.
Jolt explores a range of PTG experiences - -the death of a child, life-threatening illness, plane crashes, terror attacks, natural disasters - and also a wide range of growth responses.
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About Mark Miller:
For over a decade, Mark Miller has researched and written about what motivates people to reinvent their lives. He is a nationally recognized expert on retirement and aging; he writes a column for Reuters and contributes to The New York Times and other national news outlets.
Mark is the author of Jolt: Stories of Trauma and Transformation, which tells the stories of people transformed by growth following trauma, and the new paths they pursue.
Some are on missions to help others or to make things right in the world, while others embark on new careers. Some people simply find that their relationships grow deeper or seek a stronger spiritual dimension in their lives.
Get in touch with Mark Miller:
Visit Mark's website: https://retirementrevised.com/
Buy Mark's Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/jolt
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