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5 Reasons to Hunt the Good Stuff During Adversity and Change Your Life adversity flourish gratitude hunt the good stuff positive growth resilience

Death, Taxes and Adversity

It is said that two things in life are certain: death and taxes.  Well, I’m going to add one more: adversity. We are either in the middle of a difficult...

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Finding Humor: Being Hairless During Breast Cancer Has It's Advantages adversity breast cancer giggle twin humor positive

My Cancer Diagnosis

 

When my oncologist explained my breast cancer diagnosis to me, my eyes glazed over from the medical terms and the chemo treatment information. Then I heard, "Laura, your...

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4 Key Steps To Break A Goal Into Smaller Goals And Achieve Success adversity critical thinking positive growth problem solving

How Do You Stay Motivated To Reach Your Goals?

I am highly motivated on Mondays. In fact I call it Motivational Monday or Magical Monday because anything can happen. On Motivational Monday, I can...

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Resilience 101: How To Laugh Away Your Stress During Challenges adversity choices humor positive growth resilience

Why We're Called The Giggle Twins

Growing up, my twin sister Lucy and I were always asked if we could read each others mind. People thought we could because we could give the other a look or say a...

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3 Crucial Things In Your Control When Unexpected Hardship Hits adversity choices decision making resilience

When Adversity Blindsides You

Have you ever found yourself going through life content and then all of a sudden you receive bad news which makes you feel like the rug of life has been pulled out...

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How God Proved I Could Trust Him In Difficult Times adversity faith humor resilience

 Do You Struggle Trusting God In Difficult Times?

As Christians we are called to walk by faith not by sight. In Hebrews 11:6 (NIV), it says "And without faith it is impossible to please God,...

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5 Tips to Discover Your Superpowers and Uncover Opportunities adversity positive growth problem solving resilience

What Are Your Superpowers?

Do you know what your Superpowers are? You can have more than one. They are your strengths that give you confidence to push aside fear and tackle the obstacles in front...

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Escaping Reality: Destructive Behavior Isn't The Answer To Emptiness adversity choices decision making pain vs suffering positive growth

Escaping Reality

Escaping reality is a quick and easy way of avoiding a problem or making difficult decisions that one doesn't want to deal with. 

Escapism can also be a dependency on...

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How To Feel Your Fear Of Moving On After Adversity And Do It Anyway adversity choices overthinking positive growth resilience

What If I Fail? But What If You Succeed!

Fear can be paralyzing. Fear of heights, fear of snakes, fear of public speaking, fear of the unknown, and especially fear of failure.  These are just...

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6 Tips To Succeed And Not Quit After Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone adversity choices problem solving resilience

The Thrill of the Rollercoaster Ride

Remember your younger days at the amusement park and the thrill of standing in line waiting to ride the rollercoaster? You'd find yourself growing impatient...

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5 Types of Positive Growth You Can Experience From Adversity adversity positive growth

The Gift Of Adversity

Adversity can cause your life to be turned upside down and never be the same. How you respond to this adversity can destroy your life or turn you into an overcomer....

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How to Develop a Survivor Personality and Thrive During Adversity adversity choices positive growth resilience

What is a Survivor's Personality?

Characteristics of a survivor are the ability to dig deep down and find ways to cope during adversity and eventually find the gift that is left behind. Surviving...

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