The Gift of the Worst, my own story: I think it’s important, as we face the magnitude of today’s challenges, to remind ourselves what we’ve already surmounted in our lives, and the unexpected gifts that came from our worst experiences. Earlier this week I posted on social media, “What is the hardest life experience you’ve overcome?” and I was awed and humbled by the responses. Today I’m talking about the hardest challenge of my own life… a story I rarely share. In retrospect I’m amazed I survived. Got a question or topic suggestion for a future episode? Ask Morgana at … Continue reading
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I almost died. On November 7, 1983, I was struck by a car while riding my bicycle to school. The girl who hit me freaked and fled the scene, leaving me knocked out and sprawled out in the middle of the street. Fortunately someone spotted me before I was run over (again) and called 911. I was in a coma for a week. The brain injury was inoperable. The damage was most severe in the area my brain responsible for speech. No one knew whether I would ever speak again… if I ever woke up. Clearly I DID wake up, … Continue reading
On November 7, 1983 I was hit by a car and thrown into a coma. When I woke up I couldn’t sleep for a year and a half. My brain didn’t function the way it used to. The love of my life dumped me. I was suicidal.
The head injury devastated my life for years. And I took away some powerful, positive life lessons from the experience… Continue reading