Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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The Golden Rule

The following picture claims to summarize religious interpretations of the Golden Rule. I believe some of the summaries are overly simplistic and even incorrect. Furthermore, some of the symbols that identify religions are inaccurate. Please help me correct the information if it is wrong. All comments will be reviewed prior to release. Hateful, racist, and offensive comments will be deleted, so don’t bother …Continue reading →

Green-Certified Buildings

I recently volunteered at a company which, I believe, is owned by United Technologies. Since United Technologies appears to have been directly or indirectly involved in the survey that inspired this post, I am disclosing the connection even though employees at the location where I volunteered did not design, conduct, or summarize the survey mentioned in this post. Furthermore, the location where …Continue reading →

20 Cognitive Biases

When we are recovering from adversity, or caring for somebody who is recovering from adversity, we have a lot of decisions to make — food, exercise, provider, therapist, medication, paperwork, assistance, network, and more. Although we would like to think are decisions are based on sound logic and reasoning, an article from Business Insider by Samantha Lee and Shana Lebowitz …Continue reading →

Do You Know the Difference?

One reader noticed the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association share a website and asked me why. I will do my best to explain the similarities and differences between heart attacks and a strokes, but cardiologists, neurologists, and probably any medical professional could explain the shared website. Heart Attack A heart attack occurs when the heart is starved …Continue reading →

It Can Happen to You Too

This post is not about Bruce Springsteen or his disclosure of depression. However, I was inspired to write this post because I read an article by Alex Lubet, Professor of Music at the University of Minnesota, that addresses the fact Bruce Springsteen is battling depression. At first, I thought the article would contain little more than a detailed list of …Continue reading →

Returning to School

If you think reading comprehension is overwhelming, challenging, or impossible, this post is for you. For some of us, returning to school after an adversity is challenging. Some of us have difficulty setting goals, making decisions, planning events, tracking time, and/or taking action. Even if we get past the initial steps, some of us have a less-than-perfect reading comprehension. Fear …Continue reading →

No Longer Afraid of Death

Tim Page is no longer afraid of death. That’s the one positive takeaway for him after surviving a traumatic brain injury. Last year, the University of Southern California music and journalism professor — who was also a child prodigy filmmaker, Pulitzer-winning critic, person with Asperger’s, and father of three — collapsed at a train station. He woke up in an …Continue reading →

**** About The Author ****

During the past 13 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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