Beyond 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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Revisiting the Fluoride Debate

I wrote this post because it addresses a possible cause of extreme fatigue, memory loss, and depression — conditions shared by many readers of Beyond Adversity posts. According to an article written by Amy Goodrich, “fluoride is a natural mineral found in soil and water in varying amounts. It is believed to combat tooth decay and cavities by making enamel more …Continue reading →

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Solutions to Forgetting Names

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I don’t like meeting people because I can’t remember names?” If you have, following video might present a solution that works for you or it may inspire you to think of a solution that works even better. Credits Click here to read another Beyond Adversity post. Thanks to Ron White for sharing his memory strategy; …Continue reading →

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To Succeed or Not to Succeed

Sometimes, the best way to overcome a challenge is to face it. I do not benefit in any way by saying it, but I think the Nike slogan is the perfect slogan for overcoming adversity as well as the perfect slogan for overcoming fitness hurdles — Just Do It. The following video, shared by Wendy, shows it is possible to overcome …Continue reading →

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Inventing an Implant that Boosts Memory

Excerpt from an article by David Nield | Science Alert The more forgetful among us might soon have access to brain implants that can help jog our memories, if new technology developed by the US Defense Force becomes more widely adopted. New electric array brain implants are reportedly “showing promise” in assisting people who are trying to dig up memories from the …Continue reading →

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My Memory

Excerpt of an article by Amy Zellmer | Huffington Post I used to have the most amazing memory. I had friend’s phone numbers memorized, as well as all my credit card numbers, and my driver’s license number. I could watch a movie once and recite all the one-liners on command. I could read an entire book in a day, or …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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**** 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.