Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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Changing Something

It usually begins with the faint acknowledgement something is not right. Perhaps, you have a goal and realize you cannot achieve the goal based on the direction you are taking, the time you are spending, or a feeling you are having. Maybe somebody who cares about you is suggesting it is time for change. You are simply on the wrong track. Perhaps, you …Continue reading →

Imagine This

Caution: Before you watch the following video, you may want to grab a tissue or two.   Video Credits Click here to read another Beyond Adversity post. Thank you to Liam Fitzgerald and his family for sharing the story; ESPN 60 for filming the story and making the video available for all to see; and all who, directly or indirectly, …Continue reading →

What Would I Like To Do?

In response to a previous post, several people asked what I would like to do or a variation of the question. The answer is . . .  “it depends.” The question, though it sounds straight forward, is not detailed enough. The question is really asking my goal. All goals, no matter how simple, must be SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and …Continue reading →

Being Somewhere

If you could be anywhere, where would you be, and why would you be there? The “somewhere” you choose may be a location, or it may be a state of mind. Somewhere might be in the past, present, or future. It could even be associated with land, sea, or air. The goal of this writing prompt is to provide your …Continue reading →

Heading Somewhere

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Heading somewhere requires much more than throwing clothes in a bag and leaving. The strategy might have worked when we were five years old and somebody else did all the planning for us. The process might have seemed intuitive prior to our adversity. Unfortunately, the old strategy no …Continue reading →

Enjoying Life After Adversity

It is possible to enjoy life after adversity whether you are young or old, and no mater what your situation. There are compensation strategies for every physical and cognitive challenge. Click here to watch the video. What challenges are you facing that seem insurmountable? Click here to read another Beyond Adversity post. Credits Thanks to Wendy, without whom I would not have …Continue reading →


Quote A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under which they will never sit. ~ Greek proverb Story  Prior to my adversity, I thought donating to charities was the same a volunteering. I donated to a few organizations once per year, for several years. A few years after the diagnosis of my brain cancer in 2003, I began volunteering four …Continue reading →

**** 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.