I have had the honor of being a business and life coach to Connie Kadansky. I really admire how she handled this situation. Below is her story of how she handled a serious illness.
Here’s a recap of her story of fear…
In August 2009 my vibrant vital husband had a stroke. Talk about the world spinning completely out of control. I remember at first I was in extreme fear for him and our future.
What words came to me were “It is what it is, Connie. ” What I did was I stopped resisting. “It is what it is” means I accept what is in reality right now. The reality was, my husband had a stroke.
And the fear that was starting to creep in was, “What are we going to do? What is the future going to be like? Is he going to be OK?” Imagine what goes through your mind. When I accepted the reality of the situation, I got a certain profound peace that kicked me into more responsibility. I was able to be more solution oriented and got more proactive. I was reading books. It’s not too exciting reading about what happens to people with strokes. But you know what, I was able to get through that time. Now even as much suffering he went through, I am so much more passionate, compassionate, patient, and loving. It was just one of those things in life.
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