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There are very few videos on Facebook I have watched more than once. The following video, which I noticed on the Facebook site To Be Inspired, is definitely worth watching more than once. Credits Click here to read another Beyond Adversity post. Thanks to Cleveland Clinic and all the people who made the video, To Be Inspired for posting the …Continue reading →

Long Days at Work Linked to Stroke Risk

Years ago, when I finished grad school, I accepted a job that required many long days at work. I thought this was the norm. I thought the only consequences were loss of sleep and lack of a social life. After years of working 80-hour weeks, I learned about another consequence. At first, the consequence was evident to my friends but not …Continue reading →

Depression Detector

Excerpt of article by Ann Robinson | The Guardian Ellie is on the screen, she’s welcoming and gentle with a soft encouraging voice. She asks probing questions in a non-judgmental way. Her body language is encouraging and her face is interested and responsive. She’s obviously highly trained and skilful at picking up cues. But Ellie isn’t real. She’s a virtual …Continue reading →

You Almost Missed It

Had you walked in the restaurant a minute later, you might not have noticed. Thankfully, someone was there and she realized the moment had to be photographed. The story might have ended there, but Destiny Carreno posted the picture on her Facebook page and Mary Bowerman shared a story about the moment in USAToday. A random act of kindness was caught …Continue reading →

The Miracle — Part II of II

By Natalie Griffith To view part I of Natalie’s post, click here. He called my sister to let her know I was in an accident and in the hospital. My sister then called my parents and they came to the hospital to be with me. I was on life support with a 38% chance of living. The first three days …Continue reading →

The Miracle — Part I of II

By Natalie Griffith My life forever changed Christmas night of 2009. My mind body and soul were different. I dropped my four girls off with their dad when my girls and I finished Christmas brunch with my parents. I said my good-byes to the girls, gave them kisses and left. I then drove 45 minutes to the birthday party of …Continue reading →

The Purple Pumpkin Project

Excerpt of article by Kristin Stoller | Hartford Courant In 2012, Ron Lamontagne was struggling with how to tell people about his son’s diagnosis when he drove past a pumpkin patch. He said he came up with the idea to paint pumpkins purple — the color for epilepsy — to raise awareness and answer questions about epilepsy. There is still …Continue reading →

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During the past 11 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! Let me show you how to overcome your challenges.

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