When you face a large challenge, you have a choice—perhaps not about the circumstances, but definitely about how your perspective will take shape. At first, you’re often in survival mode, whether it’s an emergency or major life change. Then there’s a critical point where you’ll either just get by, or find the key to thriving. I should know. My family and I survived a wildfire that took everything we had, and then had years of multiple moves, critical illnesses, deaths, and emergencies. It wasn’t fun or what we had planned, but I remember when we chose. We were in meetings with hundreds of other fire survivors, and saw groups of people getting into bitter arguments. My husband looked at me and said, “Not us.” Instead, we were going to discover how to find joy in whatever season hit us.
"Resilience is the ability to bounce back, or return from difficult seasons in life, perhaps even stronger than you were before."
For two years, I wrote and spoke about resilience, and you shared your stories with me about medical trials, helping veterans with PTSD, recovering from deaths, starting over after a relationship crumbles, helping special needs children, and financial recovery. I’ve been so humbled to be on your team and share nuggets we learned. Sometimes it seemed like bits of sand on a beach, so small. But when you bring them together, suddenly you can walk forward. And there’s a bridge to the other side.
I’ll put some of the best articles in my archives, HERE, for your reference, and be creating products to encourage you on your own path. But today, if you’re in recovery or trying to help someone who is, you’re in a great place. Because this whole website has ways to foster a resilient life. Instead of just telling you my story, come and join us with stepping out, stopping here to be recharged for the adventures life will hold. You don’t need a net, you need a new vision. And this is the place, to find perspectives with creativity and wisdom from a variety of sources.