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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-831257-0
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 192 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-831258-7
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 192 pages
  • Keywords
    • spirit of resilience,
    • inspirational stories,
    • grief counselling,
    • life-altering event,
    • unexpected loss,
    • healing process,
    • overcome challenges

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In An Instant
Stories of Resilience and Courage
by Kim Mooney

This book recounts the stories of nine ordinary people. In an instant their lives changed forever. These are their stories of how resilience and courage helped them find a way forward. Through their stories, the concept of resilience and courage are explored. Each story is unique and how their resilience and courage emerged is equally unique. Experts in the field of reliance and grit talk about key factors that support a resilient nature. Having a good circle of friends, having a purpose in life, and understanding yourself are just a few. I learned that a sense of humour was also critical. Each person described at least one moment when laughter eased the sadness. And for a couple of my storytellers, belief in a higher power was essential. How and when these elements surfaced was different for each person. Being resilient reminded them that despite that tragic instant, their lives were worth living and they would find a path forward where the sun would shine again. Loss touches all of us. Resilience and courage are what get us through. As you read the stories in this book, you will be reminded of how strong you are—how in the face of loss, you found a way forward.

Kim Mooney is a writer and teacher. With Kim’s first published story in 1970 came a prize-a typewriter. A few short stories and a series of poems were written on that typewriter and then it was set aside in a drawer. Her first book, Hidden Daughter-Secret Sister; A Story of Adoption, was published in 2020. This is her second book. Kim and her husband divide their time between Vancouver, BC and the southern Gulf Islands.


Kim Mooney
Dina Ferreira Stoddard
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