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Publisher Description

Hugh van Cuylenburg was a primary school teacher volunteering in northern India when he had a life-changing realisation: despite the underprivileged community the children were from, they were remarkably positive. By contrast, back in Australia Hugh knew that all too many people found it hard to be happy, or suffered from mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. His own little sister had been ravaged by anorexia nervosa.

How was it that young people he knew at home, who had food, shelter, friends and a loving family, struggled with their mental health, while these kids seemed so contented and resilient? He set about finding the answer and in time came to recognise the key traits and behaviours these children possessed were gratitude, empathy and mindfulness.

In the ensuing years Hugh threw himself into studying and sharing this revelation with the world through The Resilience Project, with his playful and unorthodox presentations which both entertain and inform. Now, with the same blend of humour, poignancy and clear-eyed insight that The Resilience Project has become renowned for, Hugh explains how we can all get the tools we need to live a happier and more fulfilling life.

Hugh van Cuylenburg
hr min
19 November
Penguin Random House Australia

Customer Reviews

Rose🦕 ,

The Resilience Project

This book was life changing. The stories and understandings that this book entails have altered my perspective on life - most definitely in a good way! As an Australian, I also loved hearing how The Resilience Project has impacted many Aussie sportspeople and fellow Australians. It made the book feel close to home. Immediately after I had finished it, I ordered a resilience journal! It helps to improve your way of life, but is also immensely entertaining. Seriously cannot recommend it enough.

newleah ,

Great and inspirational

This was the first audio book I’ve ever bought and what a great choice it was! I loved Hugh’s engaging stories, they made me laugh and cry. So easy to listen to his voice as he talks about things he is so passionate about. I will remember this book and it’s messages. So Australian and so good!

Seanee1968 ,


Really ?? Some kid is happy with nothing .. so I should be?? And incessant name dropping?? I’ve just come through a dark period and I read a lot.. bit this failed at all levels... as Public Enemy warm.. “don’t believe the hype “ A waste of time .. paper and my hard earned!

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