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7 tips for handling major life changes

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Had anything disastrous happen to you? I have had a few, and so this article at Huffington Post caught my eye: 7 Things You Need to Know to Deal With Major Life Changes by Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

Here’s how Dr. Saunders Medlock introduces her situation:

In a split second, in a freak accident, I lost much of my sight. The reaction and adaptation to the trauma and my new disability taught me some key lessons about going through a major life change. A set of life lessons that helped me to survive and thrive. And since most of us go through changes in our lives, some drastic, some minor, these lessons are applicable to you.

Her discussion focuses on the following 7 points:

1. It’s okay to be emotional

2. You can give yourself permission to be vulnerable

3. You are never alone

4. You have to ask for help

5. You can adapt to anything

6. You have to have hope for the future

7. You will grow as a person, but you are still the same

These points, and the discussion surrounding them, form part of Dr. Saunders Medlock’s forthcoming book: Finding the Light Switch in the Dark.

Full story at Huffington Post.

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2 Comments

  • Mr Guy s is always there for us! ;) xx

  • You are never alone and therefore do not drive away those people who are there to help you. You may think that you are strong, but again, why do it alone?

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