Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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Healing Ourselves

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I have written several posts about the benefits of positive thinking (“I can do that”), dangers of negative thinking (“I can’t do that”), and negative environments (“you will never be able to do that”). But, it was not until Jennifer Jesseph shared the following TEDx video that I realized scientific studies have proven the beneficial effects of positive thinking and the harmful effects of negative thinking.

In the following video, Dr. Lissa Rankin relies on studies about the placebo effect to prove the significance of attitudes and beliefs.


Thanks to Jennifer Jesseph for sharing the video; Lissa Rankin for presenting her topic; TEDx Riviera for providing Dr. Rankin the forum in which to share her presentation; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text I used in this post.

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.