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Rock Bottom: The Perfect Place for Change

by Brian McDermott on 11/29/12

Eighteen months after a near-fatal accident left her a "walking paraplegic," Janine Shepherd was soaring, literally and figuratively. And she is inspiring others as she shares her story -- taking on the rebuilding of her broken life as the most creative challenge and change imaginable.

She quotes Lao Tzu...

"When you let go of who you are you become what you might be"

... and reminds me of how important it is to challenge the assumptions that shape our hopes and expectations, how powerful it is to be mindful of what guides our actions, and how gratifying it is to choose our own paths.

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1. Jo Battersby said on 11/30/12 - 03:09AM
Being confronted with your mortality provides an opportunity to view life very differently - to value every moment of it. I too have come to appreciate the moments of joy life offers every day. Clearly you do too Brian. If anyone would like to share mine, visit my blog, Moments of Joy at

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