Author: Teena Cahill, Psy.D.

Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos

The Cahill Factor: Turning Adversity Into Advantage &Raquo; 78 Bbook Photo

Teena Cahill wants you to turn “Adversity into Challenge.” Dr. Cahill is a psychologist, counselor, and educator whose gift is the ability to help and heal. Her life’s work has been helping people harness healthy lives. She puts her teachings to the test, however, when she finds her own life challenged. Facing a harrowing set of circumstances that change the structure of her life, she reaches out for understanding, hope, and health. With mastered skills and tenacity she moves with and through those circumstances.
Chapters about change, humanity, power, opportunity and closure serve not to merely tell us about the way, but to show us. She quotes an anonymous author who wrote: “experience is a hard teacher; she gives the test first and the lesson later,” but for those of us who become paralyzed by the test, the lesson may never be learned, and we have so much to lose if this happens. Cahill closes her story with a final chapter about authenticity accompanied by the simple but poignant words from George Elliott: “it is never too late to be what you might have been.” She shares the methods for keeping growth and hope a part of your life, enabling you to claim that purposeful, authentic life . . . and to cherish it.

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