I Feel Your Pain

I realize it’s hard to think forward when you are in the midst of the pain and chaos that surrounds any type of disaster.  I know.  I have been there. Even as I send prayers and support to victims of fires, floods and shootings, I am also here to tell you that regardless of the …

THE POWER TO THRIVE

Adversity follows a common trajectory.  In one way or another, we all have to get past the immediate trauma and devastation of the enormity of loss in our lives in order to go on living.  Ultimately, we get through the deep dive that accompanies great loss, and survive.  We move on and begin to stabilize …

WHAT GETS IN YOUR WAY AFTER A SETBACK?

After a setback, you’ll want to eliminate whatever gets in your way to move forward again. As the short term benefits from the rush of adrenaline and the cushion of shock fade, the magnitude of what has happened to you and your family can be overwhelming. We barely have the strength to cope with the situation.

To help you, I’ve made a list a few things that can get in your way. If and when they crop up for you – and it can be immediate or years later – you’ll want to be prepared to acknowledge their existence and the positive changes you can make to get past them.

To Live with Intention

Several weeks ago, I began speaking on my podcast about the parallels between the rebuilding process after a disaster and Abraham Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs. The visual provided a strong image for the journey back from negative life events, as well as the revision of my office vision board. The pyramid gave me a positive …