From an unexpected death in the family to losing a home or job, life can throw an unexpected curve ball or two. In “Thriving Through Tough Times: Eight Cross-Cultural Techniques to Overcoming Life’s Ordeals” (ISBN 1466202998), Deidre Combs strives to help readers overcome the hardships that can throw life’s path off course.
Combs encountered eight common techniques –found across the world –for dealing with and overcoming many of life’s hardships. She discovered this system while studying lasting cultures and scientific systems and conflict resolution theory. She identifies the four stages of tough times and how individuals can survive them.
This book includes research into the world’s death and mourning rituals, while aiming to provide practical advice on how to cope with the unavoidable disasters humans witness throughout their lives. Combs feels her book is unique in that it can be applied to any unfortunate circumstance, rather than focusing on just one type, like job loss or death of a loved one.
“This book uniquely provides multicultural approaches to overcome any type of difficult circumstance,” Combs says. “‘Thriving Through Tough Times’ builds upon my previous conflict resolution research and adds investigation into how to transcend those universal ‘why me’ battles we all have when the world delivers crippling illness, unfair loss, and other unwelcome surprises. When we are in conflict with life we can now access universal skills and lasting cultural practices to find resolution.”
Cultural anthropologist and author Angeles Arrien says of the book, “To date there is no other more practical and inspirational guide that can provide the comfort, understanding, hope and wisdom that this book does…This book is filled with perennial wisdom for all to use and apply in any circumstance.”
Combs hopes that the cross-cultural approach to triumphing through struggles helps readers as they face all of life’s unexpected moments.
“Thriving Through Tough Times: Eight Cross-Cultural Strategies to Navigating Life’s Ordeals” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Author: Deidre Combs is a nationally recognized consultant and serves as a faculty member at Montana State University. Since 2007 Combs has provided leadership training to US State Department-selected students and professional leaders from throughout the world including the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In 1994, Combs founded Combs and Company and became a credentialed mediator. She has authored two previous books: “The Way of Conflict: Elemental Wisdom for Resolving Disputes and Transcending Differences” in 2004 and “Worst Enemy Best Teacher: How to Survive and Thrive with Opponents, Competitors and the People Who Drive You Crazy” in 2005.
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