Sometimes life throws you a real rotten lemon. There’s not much chance of lemonade in it. Positive thinking does not change the sucky-ness part of what happened. Re-framing downplays the consequences. Finding a more useful belief only happens when we’ve dealt with the mess. So what do we do instead? Here are my suggestions on how to wade through tough times and come out stronger on the other side.
A Chinese parable that stands the test of time, that we can adapt for a more useful approach
A modern take of using beliefs and positive delusion
The three steps I used to get over a car accident.