Message from Seth:
My mission is to help people deal with personal and / or medical
crisis by sharing the tools and exercises that worked for me during
my own period of challenge. When I was struggling to recover from
an aortic dissection and stroke, I had no one to guide me through
the fallout, so I vowed that once I was literally back on my feet,
I'd play that role for others in a similar situation.
Are you worried or afraid about what the future holds and need
to vent? Let me be the one who listens, because I know what you're
going through. Let me be your sounding board. I can also work with
your friends and family to help them understand and provide you
with the support you need. I will help you develop a plan for the
future, complete with goals and dreams that may very well come true.
They certainly did for me.
Here are some words of wisdom and exercises that I resorted to
FIND THE GOLDEN NUGGET IN EACH AND EVERY DAY:
While stuck in a hospital bed for nearly three months, I learned
how to recognize and appreciate the small things, which I liked
to think of as golden nuggets, that reminded me how each day contains
particles of joy in some form or another. These 'nuggets' included:
- visiting friends and family
- caring and supportive occupational therapists
- iced coffee (can't live without it!)
As my mobility improved, that list expanded to include concerts,
movies, and other pleasures that that balanced out the pain, challenge,
loneliness and frustration of rehab.
WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU DOES MAKE YOU STRONGER:
Yes, the cliché does actually hold true when it comes to
health. Enduring a medical debacle automatically thrusts that individual
into an elite category of a survivor, a strong person, who was pushed
into a fire and made it through.
PMA AND A SENSE OF HUMOR GO A LONG WAY
Keeping a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) during life's difficulties
will act as an emotional, mental, and physical compass in dealing
with and making sense of it all. Be warned: it's not easy. That's
partly why so many people throw in the towel when life pitches them
a curve ball.
It's important to remember that we create our exterior reality
by the way we think and believe. All of us are tested and even traumatized
by circumstances beyond our control, but what we can control
is our reaction to these situations. Our thoughts can affect the
influence the world has on us. You have more control over your mental
and emotional well-being than you might think.
MUSIC IS THERAPY
It's a proven fact that the human body automatically responds to
music. Melody heals, even if you're not consciously aware of it
at the time.
During times of crisis, a person struggles through a broad range
of emotions: sadness, anger, loneliness, desperation, etc. Music
will serve as the co-pilot that navigates you through each emotion.
I can help you choose the appropriate music your body and soul will