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Are You Really Backed in a Corner?

 Recently I had the distinct please of hearing Tami Simon, the founder of Sounds True, speak at a local meeting of the Association for Spirit as Work.  Tami discussed her personal pilgrimage to the creation of a thriving business.  She shared her personal challenges and the point where she knew she had to make a decision that would impact her for years to come.

The key point that caught my attention was the idea of  “creation out of desparation”.  Most people think of creating as a way of expressing oneself or sharing a gift.  We look at creation as something organic that has it’s own path.  The idea of “creation out of desparation” might seem counter-intuitive, but it does follow the idea that “necessity is the mother of invention”. 

Pilgrim’s create their purpose and their reality.  It’s clear what the reality is when the doctor presents you with a diagnosis, but what are you going to create in your life as you make that journey toward well-being, better health or improved quality of life.  Don’t think of this as being backed into a corner, think of it as being given a shopping spree toward your own well-being.  Consider it carte blanche to put yourself on any path you believe will move you closer to your desired outcome.

So many look at this as a time of limited opportunities, but as a pilgrim I hope you’ll look at this as a license to create anything you desire that will improve your health, make treatment easier, bring back your joie de vivre, but most of all I hope you have the opportunity to create moments of love and laughter.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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