An opportunity to share your experiences of being resilient for an article in Reader's Digest.
Lisa Fields, a freelance writer is writing an article for the European editions of Reader's Digest magazine about resiliency for older adults. The article will be aimed at adults aged 60 and older, to highlight the importance of being resilient and to help readers understand how they can live with joy and purpose, even if they've experienced disappointment, setbacks, heartbreak and loss in their lives.
To take part you must be aged 50 and older and have faced adversity but still have a positive outlook on life - you identify as being resilient.
For example, someone may have:
These are just possible examples and the list is not exhaustive.
Lisa would like to hear from people who have improved their outlooks on life and personal situations by embracing resiliency e.g. finding a job unemployed, finding love again if divorced etc.
You will be asked to share your story of how you dealt with a difficult situation in your life and how being resilient helped you move forward.
The final article will include interviews with researchers and other experts as well as including stories from people who identify as resilient.
The interview will be carried out by telephone and/or email. If you have been selected to take part you will be contacted after 17th August 2018.