Posts Tagged adversity

I missed my Anniversary!

Well, it finally happened. November 22 was my anniversary and I forgot to celebrate it. The day came and went and I didn’t even realize until nearly a week had passed. Whether you believe it or not, it was a good thing. Most of you are likely thinking I was in the doghouse on this […]

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Losing my Grip

There are many things in life that we just take for granted. Things that we just assume we’ll always know how to do. I learned how to water ski at Katepwa Lake while visiting my cousins at their cabin when I was about 13 years old. My first introduction to water skiing was watching one […]

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Exam Regret

“I completely blanked” Not really the words I wanted to hear after I picked my son up from his University final exam. With the right amount of empathy and respect I felt this could turn into a teachable moment. My son was experiencing regret. It wasn’t time to pounce and say “If you didn’t study […]

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My Favourite Nurse

Last fall I had the opportunity to speak for Sun Country Health Region in Weyburn at their Patient Safety Conference. Before I spoke I was able to listen to the harrowing story of an electrocution survivor. There were multiple times through his presentation that he talked about his “favourite nurse”. I made a mental note […]

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Perseverance

People package perseverance a number of different ways: Never give up, Work your way through it, Don’t give in, Press on, When the going gets tough the tough get going. In my presentations I use a Mixed Martial Arts term and say “Don’t Tap”. In MMA when a fighter taps out he is indicating to […]

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Beyond Hope

I wrote this blog because it stood in stark contrast to what I tell people as a motivational speaker. I tell people to persevere, to press through adversity, and not to give up. I also talk a lot about perspective and this story may reveal a deeper perspective than I have ever shared. Yesterday I […]

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Hindsight – Insight in HD

People say hindsight is 20/20. I think the current way to view hindsight is Insight in HD. The images and realities appear so vivid, somehow much clearer and more defined then when they first occurred. The HD image can help intensify feelings of joy, satisfaction, remorse, guilt, shame and regret. The negative image is often […]

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Perspective from Christmas Cards

I’ve talked about perspective in the past, because I believe it is absolutely vital to gain perspective when you’re enduring a hardship. My injury occurred near the end of November. It’s around the time you start to receive Christmas cards. The Christmas of 2008 produced a record number of cards because I had many people […]

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Rate Your Pain

Someone once told me there is no limit to pain, just when you think you’ve experienced as much as you can endure more pain can be added. I actually don’t hold this to be true because I believe your brain begins to outsmart the pain by numbing the senses, but I can attest that pain […]

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Injury Aftermath

Injury Aftermath is an in-depth exploration of the emotional impact of an injury. The physical impacts are usually felt immediately, but often emotional trauma lives long beyond the physical wounds. Injury Aftermath dares to explore and expose the emotional journey embarked upon when a serious injury occurs. My journey began on November 22, 2008. It seemed […]

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