Difficult times happen at some point in all our lives. In recent times, we got hit with difficult situations that the whole world has been experiencing together. This unique challenge of a ‘world pandemic’ escalated difficult times and problems to a new level that we have never experienced in our modern lives. 

Dr. Mary Ann V. Mercer, Psy.D., author of ‘Bouncing Back from Difficult Times’ reveals, “It was a wakeup call for most people regarding their lives. And for many that was very unsettling and upsetting”. As a result of working and speaking with people from all over the U.S., Dr. Mercer revealed commonalities in dealing with these difficulties and uncertainty. The sense of uncertainty about the future played havoc on everyone, and still does today. 

Dr. Mercer revealed, “While a lot of people struggled, I noticed many people flourished.”  Why was that?   In discovering these patterns, Dr Mercer decided to reach out to all those who are still suffering because of the recent pandemic – as well as to a variety of other ‘difficult times’ in people’s lives. Her new book and workshop benefits everyone who ever experienced difficult times in their lives and needs guidance to bounce back.

Dr. Mercer reveals, in stories and examples how certain people overcame and grew through the challenges and difficult times. Dr. Mercer explains, “There are key behaviors, traits and habits that are key to bouncing back from difficult times. Even if you were not born that way, you can learn specific patterns from resilient, hopeful, and optimistic people. These are the individuals who leapt out of these hard times.”

These lessons are important right now because of the ongoing uncertainty of our time. Also, some people are experiencing doubt and nervousness in needing to re-enter and face life again.  Just because we flicked the ‘on switch’ in our world does not mean everyone is ready or willing to move ahead. Many are still stuck, trying to make sense of it all, while doubting who they are, what they want and what they are capable of doing in their life. Dr. Mary Ann Mercer’s book guides people out of the rut of uncertainty, and points people in the right direction not only to bounce back but also gain new meaning and purpose in their lives.

Overall Dr. Mercer explains “…you can learn from resilient and optimistic people in that they deal with their reactions calmly and are not reactive to difficulties. Plus, they accept the situations that challenge them. They acknowledge the need to change their position in a flexible and adaptive manner. This includes changing their expectations and plans for their lives.” People have observed that Dr. Mercer “provides the key to handling all kinds of challenging and tough situations”. 

Dr. Mercer provides you with keys to ‘Bouncing Back from Difficult Times’ in an interview and article for your viewers and readers.

Mary Ann V. Mercer, Psy.D., is a Psychologist, Speaker & Intensive Coaching™ co-creator.  Dr. Mercer co-authored many books, including  SPONTANEOUS OPTIMISM™.  She appears on TV & Radio, including Oprah, Home & Family, plus Crook & Chase. Dr. Mercer is quoted in many             publications, including Fitness, Self, Health, Martha Stewart, Fitbit, & Redbook. She delivers speeches and workshops — and co-founded the self-help website www.PositiveLifeAnswers.com