Sharing wise guidance on how to navigate difficult times, this is a funny, warm and practical guide to help you gain perspective on what's truly important in life - from a young woman who never expected to survive The Big C.
'This is the book everyone needs to read when life takes an unexpected turn.' - Mia Freedman, MamaMia
Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.
Viral video producer Briony Benjamin was a few months into a new job when she started feeling crappy… All. The. Time. Doctors told her she was just stressed and should rest more and learn to meditate. But it turns out she had cancer all through her body.
Turning the camera on herself, Briony started documenting her journey in the short video 'You Only Get One Life'. Its raw portrayal of her experience went viral, touching millions.
Here Briony shares some of the important lessons learnt through her illness and recovery - everything from how to assemble your A Team in times of crisis and learning to make friends with the pain, to happy hacks for cutting yourself some slack and some great tips on being a kick-arse support human when a friend is going through the rough stuff.
If you want to live the richest version of your life, bring some more joy into your day-to-day existence and have some tools up your sleeve for when things get tricksy, this book is for you. Because - spoiler alert - we all have to deal with our fair share of tough times sooner or later. It's how we handle them and bounce back afterwards that really matters.
Briony Benjamin is a prolific viral video producer. After creating cheeky and impactful videos for Australia's leading purpose-led campaigning groups, she landed the job of Executive Producer of Video at women's media site Mamamia. However, a few months into the job she started to feel crappy … All. The. Time. Doctors told her she was just stressed and should rest more and learn to meditate. She started to think maybe she was a bit crap at life and not cut out for a busy, fast-paced media career. But it turned out she had cancer, all through her body.
Unsure of what was to come, Briony turned the camera on herself and started documenting her journey. This resulted in a short video, 'You Only Get One Life', which went viral. Its raw portrayal of a journey through cancer - combined with the powerful reminder that life is fleeting and precious - touched millions. In Life Is Tough (But So Are You), Briony shares what the experience taught her about navigating tricky times and finding the new path into your next awesome chapter.
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