Catastrophic life change

As millions of people all round the world struggle to cope with isolation and death, I reflect on ways to deal with unexpected life events. Those of you who have read “Standing Up! My story of hope advocacy and survival after stroke”, will know I am well able to understand and empathise with those who have experienced catastrophic life changes. My stroke left me unable to ever work again. So goodbye to travelling to many parts of the world and all round Australia, delivering leadership development programs and 1:1 executive coaching sessions. Work I loved and thrived upon. I suffered untold grief when my daughter died at 37 years of age. Because of my acute stroke disabilities, I could not care for her during her long illness. Fortunately her devoted husband did this superbly and lovingly. So why do I recount my experiences of loss? It is to encourage you to find ways of keeping a sense of perspective and hopefully your sanity. I found ways to continue to contribute to the [...]