Awaiting Hurricane Irene after experiencing our first earthquake this week... Wow!... We really are living a Daring Adventure! Life doesn't get nuttier than all this! So grateful to finally be able to start blogging about all the Daring Adventures we've experienced in the past five years...now that we've received a fabulous reprieve from a non stop tumultuous dual cancer couple crusade. We believe our challenge showed up in a peculiar way so that we might be able to serve others in a meaningful way through our journey. If we can keep living a highly experiential life between stem cell transplants, endless rounds of chemo and monster surgery, then hopefully someone will be inspired to do similarly...without all the drama. This is what I tell my audiences in my empowerment speeches in the wellness, corporate and education space. My life mantra has always been "Life is a Daring Adventure or Nothing at all" as Helen Keller has said so well. I've made it my personal mission to live in the spirit of her ideals and feel lucky to be able to share some resiliency tips with you...

Here are my four P's to help you persevere: First.. develop broad PERSPECTIVE around the entire landscape of your life. Sure today might be terrifying but don't forget about all the amazingly wonderful days that you enjoyed to the fullest. Hopefully, the good days have outweighted the challenging ones in many ways. Second..continue to surround yourself with fabulous PEOPLE..we cant control much in life but we can choose to fortify our network of family & friends with generous and kind folks that share many of our values and interests. We can also decide to drop off energy vampires in the spirit of love and surrender around what no longer serves us. I believe we're here to be happy and in service to others, not miserably "stuck" in relationship with others. Thirdly, we can choose to be PASSIONATE in our lives including our hobbies, work, wellness and lifelong learning pursuits. The choice is ours alone. Commitment to self care as a top priority allows us to show up for others at our best most often. Lastly, I've found the most rewarding benefit of any challenge, large or small, is to help someone else navigate their slippery slope in the spirit of hope to cope...Some call it PAYING it forward so that they have an easier time managing their stress and transforming it into a Daring Adventure of their very own!