About Beyond Adversity
Some people believe life-altering adversity always results in permanent disability or death. Such a belief is wrong! Doctors, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, therapists, spiritual leaders, family members, significant others, friends, neighbors, caregivers, and a variety of other factors affect both survival and recovery. There is plenty of evidence that supports the belief your contributions matter. If you want to make a difference, if you want recovery to be as effective as possible, then Beyond Adversity™ is the right blog for you.
The main goals of this blog are to:
- Create a safe global community in which people who are affected by life-altering adversity feel comfortable sharing their stories, questions, and compensation strategies.
- Help people create, customize, and achieve the SMART goals that enable them to journey beyond adversity.
A quick search of the internet will reveal there are many websites and blogs dedicated to the following subjects:
- Anatomical, medical, or legal descriptions of adversity
- One person’s experience dealing with a life-altering adversity
- Sales of products not related to recovery or adversity
- Referrals to doctors
Many articles in this blog will be written by, or for, survivors of life-altering adversity. However, articles will also be written by their spouses, significant others, parents, children, siblings, friends, neighbors, caregivers, therapists, spiritual leaders, or advocates. You are invited to share your stories, ask questions, and reveal your favorite compensation strategies.
Beyond Adversity™ is a community of learning and sharing. Although inquisitiveness, disagreement, and friendly banter are welcome, there is absolutely no place on this blog, or in this world, for hateful, racist, or discriminatory comments. Harassing, bullying, and offensive comments are not welcome. If you have any question about whether or not a comment might be inappropriate, please do not post the comment. If you see any posts or comments on this blog that are inappropriate, please notify us via the Contact Form under the Contact tab so the inappropriate content can be removed promptly.
The information on this blog is a statement of belief and is not a medical, legal, or financial fact. The founders, employees, contractors, volunteers, investors, donors, sponsors, and advertisers are not, in any way, accountable for the content of articles or comments written by others and published on this blog. Furthermore, guest authors do not necessarily agree with everything I write or believe, and I do not necessarily agree with everything guest authors write or believe. In addition, neither the guest authors nor I agree with everything said and believed by people who share their comments about a post. We can all agree to disagree without saying horrible things about each other.
Prior to his cancer diagnosis, Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with majors in Economics and Political Science; worked as a manager in metals distribution; saved the lives of lost and injured people as part of a cave/cliff rescue squad; earned a Masters of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance, Accounting, and Operations; managed projects for one of the world’s largest international consulting firms; and created a management consulting firm that had clients in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Carolina, Arizona, Oregon, Alaska, and California.
Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott worked, studied, and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.
If you or someone you know is facing what seem to be insurmountable hurdles after a life-altering adversity, then this blog is for you. Survivors, caregivers, medical specialists, therapists, religious leaders, and advocates are invited to share their comments, questions, lessons learned, compensation tips and stories. Beyond Adversity™ is your blog!