Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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We Are What We Eat

Jelly Bean Art by Kristen CumingsMany people think of jelly beans as nothing more than a candy. Some authors use brilliant words to invent and describe unusual flavors of jelly beans. Other people use them in art to communicate important concepts. The video in this post certainly fits the description of jelly bean art that conveys an important message. The message is not about food, nutrition, health, or exercise. To see and hear the important message, play the following video.

Your Turn

  • What is important to you?
  • How do you spend your time?
  • Are you spending your time doing what’s important to you?
  • When your family and friends reflect about your time on Earth, what do you hope they will remember?

Thanks to Lisabeth Mackall who shared the video with me, for making the video, Kristen Cumings who made the pictured cupcake jelly bean art, and all of the other people who directly or indirectly created the picture and video I used in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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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.