Lymph is Good
chronicles the journey of an active 30-something Dallas-ite trying to keep her head up while grappling with primary lymphedema.

Mindset

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resiliency, and Finding Joy, just came out. Being in the tech startup world, Sheryl Sandberg (the author) is a well-known name in my house. Adam Grant (her co-author and psychologist/professor from Wharton) happens to also be my favorite author… so I was eagerly anticipating this book. 

The book could not have been released at a better time. (See “heads up.”) Surprisingly enough my leg wasn’t the problem… it was an add-on… until it was. (See “flare up.”) 

But, moving past the flare up and having read the book, the core concept that stuck out for me from my reading was how to stunt my growth and hinder my resilience building. The book is about the adversity that Sandberg faced, a few tools/tricks/exercises to help build resilience, and how it’s ok to find joy again. 

At any rate, Martin Seligman, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, codified the concept of “the three P’s” that would stunt recovery and hinder resilience building: Personalization, Pervasiveness, Permanence. 

In the next three entries I’m going to address my struggles with each one of these terms. Enjoy!

Personalization

Flare-Up