There's information all over the internet about how to overcome challenges, how to be successful, how to stay motivated, how to cope with loss. But, they're sanitized, and often aimed at some sweeping happy ending. Our uncanny inclination to focus on the positive often glosses over how do we actually, step by step, get up and rise again after a fall? I think what we need more of is seeing behind the curtain, behind the facade. What are the real struggles our friends and family face? What do they wrestle with daily? What challenges do they face, and how do they get through them?
Tragedy can turn you into stone - it can make you fold up your wings and hide within their warm embrace. It's a choice, and one that requires more courage than can possibly be put into words, to unfold your wings again, when they've been clipped, wounded, torched and tormented, time after time. It has … Continue reading Half-Dead Or Alive