Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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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 →

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Stimulating Your Brain

I have shared several posts about games in the Torture or Teacher series. Games such a Sudoku, Mind Benders, cryptograms, and word ladders were crucial to my recovery, but I understand games are not ideal for everybody. As such, I compiled a short list of activities, other than games, that might help your cognitive recovery. Just as with games, the following …Continue reading →

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Exercise and Your Brain

Disclaimer The inspiration for this post was an article written by Craig Hospital and shared with me by Trina Tbi Chambers-Bradlee. Text under the heading, “Article” is an excerpt of the article written by Craig Hospital. I do not have a degree in kinesiology. I am not a physician, physiologist, or physical therapist. Check with your physician prior to changing your …Continue reading →

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During a study, University of Arizona doctoral student, Jay Sanguinetti, used an electroencephalogram (see picture to the left) to determine that our brains perceive objects we may not notice. In other words, what you see is not necessary what you get. The study findings “challenge currently accepted models about how the brain processes visual information.” Although the theory has been believed for many years, …Continue reading →

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Mendability: It’s Not Just A Word . . . It’s A Possible Solution

According to the TEDx Orange Coast Beautiful Minds program, “Eyal Aronoff is a co-founder of Fuel Freedom Foundation, which is dedicated to ending America’s oil addiction by opening markets to cheaper, cleaner, healthier replacement fuels such as ethanol, methanol, natural gas, and electricity.” His other passion is “autism therapies. Aronoff is one of the largest financial donors for clinical trials …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.