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Seven is Her Goal

The article referred to in this post was written by Zaina Adamu, CNN. I chose to share the article for two reasons: Charles Apple, whose opinion I value, sent the article to me. The article is about a overcoming adversity, a theme relevant to the readers of this blog. In the article, we learn brain cancer survivor, Beth Ann Telford is …Continue reading →

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Searching for Meaning

When adversity strikes some people quickly think, “Why did God” let this happen to me?” I am not questioning God, religion, faith, spirituality, or prayer. This post is not intended to question your philosophy or theology. I simply want to share my thoughts. I would, however, like to hear your beliefs whether or not they differ from mine. Many years ago, …Continue reading →

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Searching for Happiness

Looking at the picture of a wooden bridge is enough to cause some people to feel anxious, uncomfortable, nauseous, or disoriented. Another person may view the bridge as an opportunity to cross between two parts of their life. Although there is some risk in crossing the bridge, it is important to recognize there is also risk in not crossing the bridge. In …Continue reading →

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Accepting Change

Quote All great changes are preceded by chaos. Strategies 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. Questions Why do people tend to think of change as a bad thing? Why do people assume change …Continue reading →

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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 →

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Moving Beyond the Mindset of a Survivor

Disclaimer: this post is based on an article written by Craig J. Phillips which appears on his blog, Second Chance to Live. Beyond Adversity employees, management, directors, advisers, consultants, and vendors are not in any way responsible for the content of Second Chance to Live or the beliefs/words of Phillips. Phillips begins his article with the premise survivors have a …Continue reading →

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Kindness of Others

By J. Speed Carroll | New York Times I now walk with a cane, with evident difficulty, while I remind myself that I once made a four-day trek to Machu Picchu along the Inca Trail through the Andes. That was 40 years ago, though, and I’m 80 now. It may sound trite (“kindness of others”), but along with the increasing …Continue reading →

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