Last week in the Lifework Cafe I interviewed marketing consultant, Laurie Marrelli, about her all too familiar journey through the bewildering territory of a chronic illness diagnosis, the loss of business revenue, and the turn-around event that changed her life for the better.
It is hard to talk about something that you'd really rather not. The easiest way to take the emotion out of an emotional situation is to ask "logical" questions. In this post, I offer questions to help you draft your responses, for whom and when needed.
As soon as we learn to speak, our "promise" training begins. Our hopes, our trust and our reliance on others are built on promises. What happens to you when an illness - or other unpredictable life-factor - makes it difficult to make promises and reliably keep them?