Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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The Perfect Solution

Survivors often face many challenges. The solution is to find affordable and existing products to compensate for as many challenges as possible. The linked video shows many products you might consider. I have no connection to the company that produces the products. I do not own stock in the company. And, I am not compensated in any way for sharing …Continue reading →

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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 Direction

You searched for meaning and purpose after adversity. You found what you wanted to find. Your purpose is clear, at least for the moment, but before you set a goal to achieve your purpose, you must determine the direction most likely to help your focus on your purpose. For example, after considerable thought, you determined “helping others” is your purpose. …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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Looking for Meaning

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 …Continue reading →

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An Ideal Vacation After Adversity

Identifying an ideal vacation for survivors of adversity is impossible. There are millions of options. However, there are only a few factors that should be considered: Transportation — Some survivors cannot tolerate certain types of transportation Primary activity — Some survivors cannot do the thing they once enjoyed and/or have no desire to participate in activities they once enjoyed. Time — Some …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.