That is Andrew Solomon’s mantra and one of the many points he made in his recent TEDTalk “How the Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are.” I saw this video this spring when it hit the inter-webs and I was drawn to it at the time because I was in reflection about my life up to now and looking at my life from a new perspective.
While I gained new insights from my past, the thing that stays the same is the understanding that my best lessons in life have come from my hardest experiences. Mr. Solomon sheds light on his personal experiences and realizations through his research. He states “If you banish the dragons you banish the heroes.” And I agree.
“How the Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are.”
Stephanie Marie began practicing mindfulness, meditation, and yoga in 2013. Nine months into her practice, she found her voice and launch her Mindfulness blog, Illuminated Voice. She is a group facilitator, yoga teacher, empowerment coach, and founder of HeartSpace Circle. In her free time, she enjoys taking art classes, listening to music, exploring the city, and spending quality time with loved ones. Stephanie holds a B.A. in Human Communication from Arizona State University and studied improv, acting, filmmaking, and anything related to her passion, human connection. As a blogger Stephanie writes about the importance of vulnerability, listening to your inner voice, honoring yourself, and speaking your truth.
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