Thriving Through Tough Times by Deidre Combs
Eight Cross-Cultural Strategies to Navigate Life's Ordeals

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Life can dish out some nasty circumstances: we get fired, suddenly lose someone we love or get really ill. Deidre Combs provides eight practical techniques to overcome difficult times by drawing from twenty years of cross-cultural research and consulting. Recognizing that tough times are universally referred to as battles or death and rebirth experiences, she integrates perennial conflict resolution and death/mourning cultural practices into simple approaches to help us reach stability once more. Combs introduces the four key phases of tough times and how to move through each with greater ease and support.

About Deidre Combs

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Deidre Combs is the author of two other books on cross-cultural approaches to resolving conflict and overcoming challenges: The Way of Conflict and Worst Enemy, Best Teacher. Her books integrate common wisdom from the world's lasting cultural traditions with systems theory and brain research. She provides leadership and conflict strategies as a management consultant, coach, mediator and professor. Combs has worked with a variety of corporate, government and NGO clients including Aveda Corporation, Montana State University, the US Forest Service, US Postal Service, IBM and Landmine Survivors Network. Dr. Combs is a core instructor in Montana State University's Leadership Fellows Certificate Program. Since 2007, she has taught intensive leadership training to State Department-selected student and professional leaders from throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and Pakistan's FATA region.
Published June 11, 2012 by CreateSpace. 210 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Thus, the organization of the book divides difficult times into four seasons, emphasizing that the best coping strategies for one season are not necessarily appropriate for the other seasons.

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Drawing on her background in cross-cultural conflict resolution, Combs funnels her ideas through the metaphor of death and rebirth, with the four seasons serving to illustrate the phases of acceptance and adjustment.

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