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Look Up Day – The Shoe on the Other Foot

Although Look Up Day started as a way for me to reframe various scares that were happening in my life: traumatic accident, long, out-of-home recovery from a broken neck, relationship turmoil, relearning tasks as an adult, and lost of career, I want to share this day and philosophy with you and others. Celebrated each 27th…
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Upright Locked Position

In a "VIP" row near the airplane lavatories with no option of reclining on a five-thousand mile trip from Kauai to South Florida earlier this week, I flashed back to my recovery from a freak tree accident in Upstate New York in 2009. A tree limb fell on a seemingly normal autumn day breaking my…
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Inspiration to Walkabout to Australia

Having returned from an adventure filled walkabout to Australia, I wanted to highlight the character from my memoir When All Balls Drop - The Upside of Losing Everything that spurred my many healing travels nearly five years ago.  Thank you Patrice! Originally from Chicago, Patrice was not only well-traveled, lively, and kind, but also had the best…
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Look Up Day – Have You Had a Look Up Moment?

Happy Look Up Day everyone! For some of you, this is a new concept. However, there are many who have been celebrating Look Up day for years. For those new to Look Up Day, welcome. Look Up Day is celebrated every 27th of the month to remind you to: 1) Be aware of your surroundings…
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When All Balls Drop Cover Selected

Back from over a month in New Zealand and Australia, I couldn't wait to get home to share the news. Drum roll please... The cover for my inspirational memoir, When All Balls Drop - The Upside of Losing Everything has been selected! After many comments from my followers, friends, peers, and family about the four…
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Non-traditional Therapists

Although I used both traditional and non-traditional therapists in my life-changing recovery spanning trauma, divorce, and loss of job. I found out that much therapy can be done outside of a counselor's office. I bet you didn't know that you don't always have to lie on someone else's couch. There are non-traditional methods that worked for me.…
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Heidi’s Interview with Trekity about Life-Changing Walkabout

Not too long ago, Heidi was a thirty-something, married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all. Then, in one fell swoop, a tree limb knocked her out cold, breaking her neck, and stopped her hectic juggling act of a successful career, marriage, and life instantly. During a slow, yearlong recovery, Heidi lost her career and…
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Dose of Friendship

Although much of my physical and emotional recovery from my accident in 2009, I had to do myself, I quickly learned that you need a clan or a pack of people that support you. No single person can be there for you all the time, nor can they know the perfect thing to say or…
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Help Me Choose When All Balls Drop Cover

My inspiration memoir, When All Balls Drop, will be coming out later this year. It will touch on the many lessons I learned from a traumatic accident in 2009. Through my recovery, I relied on many people (aka my clan) to help me through my physical, emotional, and mental turmoil. Just like then, I would…
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Recreating My Cheese

In 2009, I had my cheese knocked out of me, not just moved. I suffered a traumatic accident that not only put my health on hold but also my career. After recovering nearly nine months later, my job no longer existed. The company decided to cut the fat and live off of residual income, no…
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