Lessons Learned

How We Respond When Things Are Out of Our Control

Author Therese Crutcher-Marin, HD Advocate

“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.”  Dr. Viktor E. Frankl, holocaust survivor and the author of “Man’s Search for Meaning”. amazon.com/Mans Search For Meaning

I always have to remind myself of this statement when something unexpected, upsetting, or out of my control occurs in my life.  Living with John’s unknown gene status for Huntington’s disease (HD) for 36 years was extremely difficult for me.  The only way to lower my anxiety was to be in control but HD would not be controlled.  What is HD

I was fortunate to have four wonderful people in my life who had the most positive attitudes; John, Lora, Marcia and Cindy Marin.  They showed me, by the way they lived and approached life’s challenges, how to deal with the uncertainty in their lives; they were at risk for Huntington’s disease.  They accepted their destiny, whatever it might be, with gratitude, strength and love.

To learn five (5) lessons from Dr. Viktor E. Frankl, watch this video.  It’s definitely worth the watch.https://youtu.be/eyXFQ5W0bMk

We Can Never Lose HOPE…..

Author Therese Crutcher-Marin

I’m a Huntington’s disease advocate, Chair for HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate, a blogger and author.  Visit my HD Advocate/Author website theresecrutchermarin.com  to find information on Huntington’s disease and read the reviews I received on my book.  Watching the Dance Huntingtons Disease

100% of proceeds from the book is being donated to the nonprofit, Huntington’s Disease Society of America.  http://hdsa.org

 

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