Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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Looking for Meaning

Photo credit: Simon Hattinga Verschure

Many caregivers, especially family caregivers, spend significant time wondering why adversity affected their spouse or family member. Knowing the answer will not change the past and may have little impact on the future. Perhaps, a better use of time is to help the survivor strengthen his or her deficits and/or help the survivor learn compensation skills address the deficits. I am not suggesting recovery will happen quickly, nor am I suggesting recovery is a smooth path without obstacles. However, there are groups of survivors around the world, and in online groups, who are willing to help by sharing their experiences. Caregivers, much like survivors, could benefit from some guidance to increase their chance of success. There is no need to face the journey alone.


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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.