Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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Planning for the Future

Planning is not the beginning of the journey, but it is difficult to achieve goals without it. Sometimes, achieving goals requires a series of fairly obvious steps, but sometimes life throws a few obstacles at you, and the next steps are not so obvious. If what you see is a complex path or no path to success, find a mentor, coach, …Continue reading →

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Enjoying Life

Adversity could strike at any moment no matter where you live, no matter what you believe, and no matter what you do. Have fun and enjoy the good things in life, no matter what else you choose to do.

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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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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 →

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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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Humor Heals

Although your new normal might be different than your old normal, remember to smile, laugh, and have fun. Most importantly, be thankful for what you have, even if what you have is different than what you want. Credits Thanks to Jonny Hawkins for creating the picture; American Heart Association for sharing the cartoon; Google for helping me find the cartoon; and …Continue reading →

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One Foggy Night

Spiders, snakes, mosquitoes, and bats will be your neighbors. There is a possibility coyotes and bears might visit. Poisonous trees, shrubs with thorns, and brain-eating amoeba seem to be everywhere. I certainly understand why some people prefer to stay home or in a hotel rather than spend a weekend camping in the middle of nowhere. However, April and I enjoyed …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.