What would you do if you lost your son or daughter? Would you shut out the world and hide, or would you commit to turning your pain into promise for others? My dear friend Margaret chose the latter, and in so doing, has become my greatest teacher on the subject of resilience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson may have said it best: “It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely help another without helping himself.”
And what Emerson knew in his heart nearly 200 years ago we now know to be scientific fact. The evidence is clear: we really do help ourselves by helping others. We really do get hope by giving hope.
Allow me to launch this brand new blog with an unusual disclaimer: What appears in this space is part of my ongoing recovery.
Actually… that’s the whole point--the very concept upon which this blog is built. Read on, and I think you'll see how this concept benefits ALL of us!