Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 2, 2006
Scottsdale life coach Diane Baskind has released a new article on her web site, http://www.NewPerspectivesInc.net. The article, Strength, hope and old-fashioned chutzpah helped her survive the challenge of a lifetime, tells the story of a young California woman’s journey to recover from a deadly mountain lion attack.
Shannon Parker struggled with the cat for six minutes before she was able to scream and alert her friends. They chased it off with rocks and a pocketknife, but not before Parker sustained severe injury to her right eye, along with deep gouges in her thigh.
After a surgery failed to repair her eye, doctors fitted her with a
prosthetic. While Parker suffered no life-threatening injuries, the trauma to her face was devastating; Parker said the most challenging aspect of the attack was dealing with the disfiguring injuries she suffered.
Her plastic surgeon played a huge role in helping her recover when he told her that he’d be able to repair the damage to her face.
"And that right there, I mean, it just changed my attitude; it changed the hope that I had. It changed everything,” she told CNN. “And then, I knew not only was I alive, but I was going to progress."
Progress meant not only recovering from her injuries, but recovering from her emotional trauma. Part of Parker’s solution has been to seek meaning in her experiences. And according to Baskind, finding that meaning can happen in everyday life.
"Often people wait until they’ve had a catastrophic event to begin their quest towards peace, happiness and success," she said, “but we don’t have to find ourselves through adversity.”
Along with the article, http://www.NewPerspectivesInc.net includes other resources, including a monthly e-zine, to help people learn how to live happier lives.