In the second installment of a 3 part series on thriving through challenges, we will look more closely at ways we can strengthen our personal endurance and give and take from the sustenance of community. We will take insight from Sheryl Sandburg who endured the sudden loss of her husband and speaks of a “platinum rule” when helping others; from Elizabeth Edwards who encountered a “new normal” after her husband and her own body betrayed her; and Linda Graham who believes we can exercise our brains to have more stamina. How have you grown after adversity? What has helped you survive? Come prepared to think and even speak up if you are so moved.