Rising Together: Navigating Life’s Challenges with Perspective and Empathy


On this show…we are rising together by navigating life’s challenges with perspective and empathy. No matter what age you are I think we can all agree, that life delivers some rough patches, knee-buckling blows, and what may feel like unsurmountable issue after issue. But guess what, just like your miraculous body has incredible self-healing capabilities, so does your resolve. 

The survival instinct is like a powerful toolbox loaded with things like will, problem-solving, adrenaline,  logical thinking..just to name a few. We also have anger, fear, panic-grief, care, pleasure/lust, and play. Interestingly, it is thought that the most powerful instinct is “seeking”. Something that we generally give little thought or credence to. This is the instinct that moves us to explore our environment in order to meet our needs. All this to say, hang in there it may not be as bad as it seems and if it is, you’ve got skills to tap into to right the situation and get you moving forward. 

Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”

Before you hitch up your saddle feathers, proclaiming the sky is falling let’s take a much-needed pause to figure some things out.

At Resilience Dynamic I found some important definitions: Why Perspective Matters: Understanding the Importance of Different Viewpoints

Nicky Edwards builds on these thoughts over at Dandelion Development and Training: The importance of gaining different perspectives

Over at intelligentchange.com I found some other ideas: 6 Ways to Deal With Daily Challenges and Obstacles

Steve Rizzo shares some insight on: You Are Bigger Than Any Challenge found at success.com

On Habitat for Humanity, I found some good information on HOW HELPING OTHERS CAN IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

CHALLENGE: Take a moment before you react to put each challenge you face into perspective. Reach out for help with problem-solving versus isolating with your issues. All boats rise when we lift those around us.

I Know YOU Can Do It!