So often, people ask me what it is the secret of my success after my stroke. I attribute one aspect to that of vision. I wanted my life to count, an extension from my profession as a psychotherapist of 25+ years.
Sure, I had to work through shock, anger, and depression, and my sense of just “existing.” But I wasn’t happy with just existing. I wanted more.
Through triathlons, I finally found my vision. Something that kept me going during training was, “stroke survivors can (fill in the blanks),” eventually becoming my foundation’s name, Stroke Survivors CAN!