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Stacey Kramer

How to Endure the Shock of a Crisis

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

When you are facing a crisis, wait for the answer to come and some unexpected gate to open. Allow yourself such psychological flexibility of holding two seemingly opposite experiences at the same time, honoring the negative feelings but to be actively open to receive answers at the same time.

The Gifts We Give Ourselves

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 05.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Denise Nagel

Will you wait for your own crisis, however it presents itself, or will you open your eyes and your heart, learn from the experience of others, and make changes now to embrace your authentic self?

The Real Gift

Candace Deal | Posted 03.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Candace Deal

Cost was not an issue on any level because the benefits Kramer catalogs lean toward the sort that no amount of money can buy: peace, love, serenity, humility, happiness, redefinition of faith, and more meaningful relationships with others. How does one arrive at this summation, to view and accept a brain tumor as a great gift?

To Hell And Back With Gifts

Tzipi Weiss | Posted 03.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Tzipi Weiss

Survivors can learn to avoid worrying about the small stuff and attend to the awe and wonder all around us. But how does this dramatic transformation happen?

Can A Tragedy Be The Best Thing That Ever Happened To You?

Douglas C. Johnson | Posted 03.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Douglas C. Johnson

We know that suffering is amplified when we don't see it coming, when we don't have any control over it, and when it's something we've never had to deal with before. All of which makes Stacey Kramer, and those who respond to suffering like she has, even more remarkable.

Can Trauma Really Be A Gift?

Lawrence G. Calhoun | Posted 03.15.2013 | TED Weekends
Lawrence G. Calhoun

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt may make the pain meaningful and bearable, but growth does not undo loss and it does not eliminate adversity. So what can Stacey's experience teach us?

What Doesn't Kill Us: Post-traumatic Growth

Stephen Joseph | Posted 03.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Stephen Joseph

Are there ways in which I have found a greater understanding of life and how to live it? Are there ways in which I find myself being more grateful for what I have and for those around me?