Calm Within the Storm: A Pathway to Everyday Resiliency

Calm Within the Storm: A Pathway to Everyday Resiliency

An inspiring new voice in resiliency, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe believes that our modern conception of resiliency as “fighting” or being “tougher” is misguided. Learning happens when we are able to trust and to feel safe; fear and shame are barriers, not facilitators, for authentic growth, acceptance, and change.In Calm Within the Storm, Dr. Robyne maps out a kinder approach to taking on the challenges of life and developing authentic self-alignment and balance.

By focusing on research-informed, sustainable, and achievable personal development practices, Dr. Robyne presents a new, attainable model for everyday resiliency ―one that everyone can use to feel more grounded and capable.  She identifies the obstacles that derail us and keep us stuck, and shows us how to enact our resiliency through stories, research, and practical strategies.

The book is a tender, powerful, and achievable path to the everyday resiliency we all need to navigate the uncertainty in our lives.


Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe  is described as one of the most sought-after, engaging, thought-provoking, and truly transformative international speakers and scholars in her field.  She is a multi-award-winning education and psychology instructor, author, resiliency expert, and philanthropist.  What sets Dr. Robyne apart is how she learned resiliency from the ground up, as a person who has experienced significant obstacles and forged her come back.

With over 16 years of university teaching and research experience she brings a refreshing and informed perspective to our understanding and practices of resiliency. Dr. Robyne’s work is accessible and relatable while offering practical strategies that are realistic and sustainable.  For more information on Dr. Robyne, please visit her website at

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