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The Resilience Project

Finding Happiness Through Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness
Narrated by: Hugh van Cuylenburg
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Hugh van Cuylenburg was a primary school teacher volunteering in northern India when he had a life-changing realisation: despite the underprivileged community the children were from, they were remarkably positive.

By contrast, back in Australia Hugh knew that all too many children struggled with depression, social anxieties and mental illness. His own little sister had been ravaged by anorexia nervosa.

How was it that young people he knew at home, who had food, shelter, friends and a loving family, struggled with their mental health, while these kids seemed so contented and resilient? He set about finding the answer and in time came to recognise the key traits and behaviours these children possessed were gratitude, empathy and mindfulness.

In the ensuing years Hugh worked tirelessly to study and share this revelation with the world. He launched The Resilience Project, which has become part of the curriculum in many schools and he tours Australia talking to parents, educators, corporations, CEOs and sporting elite. 

Now, with the same blend of humour, poignancy and clear-eyed insight that The Resilience Project has become renowned for, Hugh explains how we can all get the necessary tools to live a happier, more contented and fulfilling life.

©2019 Hugh van Cuylenburg (P)2019 Penguin Random House Australia

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Hugh keep up the great work.

I suffer terrible anxiety from a workplace injury 5 years ago that has shattered what my life once was.
it's so difficult to do the most simple daily tasks at times, I find I'm leaving the dinner table to hide and have a cry without my 5yo or wife noticing.
This book I finnished in 2 sittings, just did not want to stop and bought me to tears more than once.
I really feel this is a movement that will change everything.
There is hope.
DIS.

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  • Jo
  • 06-12-2019

I don't like self-help books

But this isn't like that. The author doesn't purport to be a guru, just as regular bloke with a message.

I can tell you this book will change you. That's all I can say. You need to download it. Now.

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Simply life changing

This book has had a seismic positive impact on mine and my family’s life. I have just ordered 20 copies of the paperback as gifts. Listen to it again and again.

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must read

This is a powerful, heart warming guide for how to live life better. It is something I will read again.

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Highly recommended

I loved listening to Hugh read his book; I’m glad I listened to the audio version so I could hear the story in his own words. The book has many similar stories to his public presentation but this was a good refresher for me about his principles of GEM. Would highly recommend to others.

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Incredibly inspiring and motivating

I absolutely loved this book and the man behind it. What an incredibly inspiring, down to earth and true blue Aussie bloke and story! Twenty thumbs up! Hell yeah for Beefy!

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Wow

Such an incredible story....I laughed, nodded, and cried. Most of all, I’m inspired all over again to help make a difference to the students I teach.

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Best book for personal development

engaging from the start, inspirational throughout and entertaining right to the ebd. couldnt recommend more. was disappointed when it was over!

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life changing

Inspirational on the most simplest doable but profound level.
so relatable I felt he was talking about my life in so many ways.

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Great book

Deeply moving highly relate able stories. Some concepts are eluded to but not explained so I wonder what other material already exists.

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  • 12-12-2019

Fantastic

I read and listen to a lot of books but this is the only one I’ve ever rated, can’t recommend it enough.

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  • 21-11-2019

Brilliant listen and was easy to connect

Found it very easy to connect with and vision the story's, good story teller and although I could relate to most of it my wife will benefit from it aswell.