Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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Post Adversity Hobbies

After adversity, you may or may not be able to continue doing the hobbies you enjoyed prior to adversity. If you can, continue the hobbies you enjoyed. If you cannot, choose a new hobby. Prior to adversity, I used to enjoy bike riding, spelunking, rappelling, camping, chess, and scuba diving. Most of the hobbies I used to do are difficult, …Continue reading →

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Changing Careers

“I hate my job,” she said, “I really hate my job. I am ready to quit today.” Today was not the first time I heard those words, but this time there was a noticeable change in her voice and body language. Rather than offering unsolicited advice, I asked my friend if she wanted to hear my comments. She was open …Continue reading →

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Normal vs New Normal

One of the many reasons I believe a new normal is better than an old normal has to do with social security disability. I think it is fairly safe to conclude nobody who is a recent survivor of life-threatening adversity is in charge of, an adviser to, an auditor for the United States social security disability fund (SSDI). This means all …Continue reading →

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Your New Normal

In an article published by Human.Social, Mitch Jackson compares the traditional airline passenger safety instructions to the Virgin America passenger safety video as proof “times are changing.” Those of us who, directly or indirectly, live with adversity (brain injury, stroke, seizure, ataxia, autism, memory loss, or disability) have a new normal. Our old normal has already been replaced by a new normal. Are you doing …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.