I recently wrote about some of the good things I learned about surviving a personal trauma in the ten years after my husband’s death (No Lifeguard On Duty http://crylaughheal.com/no-lifeguard-on-duty/). After that post was published, many people told me they found it helpful to know how things feel ten years after a loss.
No matter how crazy and afraid you feel after a loss, it’s essential to keep trying to find the support you need until you discover a different way to live. Even though change is the last thing you want to do, change is possible. It feels as though nothing will ever go right for you ever again, but that my friends, is a feeling that eventually will pass if you give it some time.
There is always hope.
The idea of changing and rebuilding your life, working on personal development or sustaining a lifestyle change over a ten years period is so interesting to me. How do other people do it? What keeps them committed to their new way of life? I was Googling to see if I could find out more about how others mark their personal benchmarks of change when up on the computer screen popped the name of one of my favorite inspirational people: Kris Carr.
|Photos Courtesy of Kris Carr
Kris Carr is truly amazing to me. I have written about her many times on Cry, Laugh, Heal and never tire of her enthusiastic, original and generous way of approaching life as a person diagnosed with a Stage 4 cancer.
Kris Carr is a New York Times bestselling author and wellness activist who brings you to the idea of change in a best girlfriend, let’s do this together kind of way. Whenever I am in a rut or feel the need to kick myself in the butt to get motivated, I either pick up one of her books or read her blog, Crazy, Sexy Cancer (www.kriscarr.com
). Kris Carr recently went in to the doctor’s for her ten year check up and talked about it on Oprah’s amazing weekly program called Super Soul Sunday
Please watch this short YouTube clip and listen to Kris Carr talk about her changed life ten years after being diagnosed with the Big C: