Change Your World

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“Michael Ungar’s Change Your World shows that recovery, functioning and positive change in the face of adversity is not a lonely path trod by individuals; here lies the personal and social transformative power of resilience.”
– Joel Reyes, Sr., Education and Institutional Development Specialist, World Bank

The entire self-improvement industry puts the responsibility for change on us as individuals, producing few if any long-term changes in our health or happiness. Dr. Ungar, one of the world’s leading experts on thriving through adversity, demonstrates that the ethic of rugged individualism and the victim-blaming politics that come with it are red herrings in the science of success. Dr. Ungar explores real lives, across age and culture, and discovers that the answers lie in the people and the support systems around us. The good news is that it is easier to change your environment than it is to change yourself.

Softcover * 256 pages

Author

Dr. Michael Ungar is one of the world’s leading experts on resilience, which he defines as living well despite adversity. He is the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family, and Community Resilience, a professor of social work at Dalhousie University, and family therapist. He has worked with the World Bank, UNESCO, and the Red Cross, and is a recipient of the Canadian Association of Social Workers National Distinguished Service Award.

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