After a tragic accident at age 11, Michelle Kuei could have let her lifelong injuries define her. Instead, she decided to climb Machu Picchu and her goal was modest. She just wanted to walk fast enough so that her view wasn’t the back of the supply donkey! To do that, she got up before dawn so she could head out two hours earlier than the other hikers and make it to the next camp when they did. The lessons of grit and resilience are ones she’s brought to the rest of her life.
We’re talking with Michelle E. Dickinson. Michelle grew up with a mom who had bipolar disorder and, as challenging as that was, it taught her some lessons that helped her when she had to deal with her own depression years later. Now she’s with us and she’s talking about mental illness, stigma, and the importance of generous listening. Michelle Dickinson, on Keep it Juicy!
You might thing Stacy Brookman would be the last person to talk about resilience. Stacy was married to and divorced from a sociopath. A lot of people call their exes sociopaths, but this is the real deal. Stacy talks about the harrowing experiences of that marriage and about how writing saved her life. Writing your way to resilience on Keep it Juicy!