Resilience in the Aftermath of DisasterwithLaurie Nadel

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Laurie Nadel, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is author of The Five Gifts: Discovering Hope, Healing, and Strength When Disaster Strikes. Her other books include Sixth Sense: Unlocking Your Ultimate Mind Power, Happiness Genes: Unlocking the Potential Hidden in Your DNA, and Dancing With The Wind: A True Story of Zen and the Art of Windsurfing. Her website is

Here she describes her experiences living through chronic fatigue syndrome and the Epstein-Barr virus, the 9/11 disaster in New York City, and Hurricane Sandy — which destroyed the home in which she was living. In the horrible aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, she followed her own clinical advice and took a two-day respite in order to meditate and focus inwardly. It was then that she received the guidance of the “five gifts” of humility, patience, empathy, forgiveness, and growth.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration.

(Recorded on May 25, 2020)

Published on May 27, 2020