Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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Accepting Change

Photo credit: John Mark Arnold

Photo credit: John Mark Arnold


All great changes are preceded by chaos.


  • Let go of the past. Change may lead to something better.
  • Develop coping skills. Participate in a support group.
  • Look for the benefits of change.
  • Be thankful.
  • Set new goals.
  • Plan to succeed.


Why do people tend to think of change as a bad thing? Why do people assume change results in stability when it may result in chaos?

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Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; 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.

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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! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.