I had a stroke in the summer of 2011, which, as crazy as this may seem to some, I feel was a gift from heaven for the wisdom I have gained. As I round the bend on the last leg of my healing, the greatest pearl of wisdom I would like to impart is about surrendering. It’s about “letting go and letting God.” We have all heard that saying, but I feel it truly doesn’t resonate with someone until they can deeply feel it in their heart. And although I used to “mouth” these words before my stroke, I didn’t… Read more.
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Erica Tucci has been a Fortune 500 corporate manager, pianist, ballet dancer, Reiki master, massage therapist, mother of two wonderful young men and an author. She has also gone from trauma to transformation after a stroke brought her to her knees in 2011. It taught her what was really important in life. Since then, her passion has been her books and how her messages can help others journey down their own path of transformation. Her most recent endeavor has been her Sarah's Gift series for children. It speaks to the special gifts that children have and how they use these gifts to deal with various circumstances. She is also re-entering the professional writing world as a copywriter, focusing on customer success stories. She is targeting women entrepreneurs (particularly ones who have faced adversity in some way and have used that adversity to reach their fullest potential).
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I had a stroke in June 2011 and went through a complete transformation of self, learning so much from facing such a life-altering experience that almost killed me. The biggest questions in my mind became “What’s really important in life?” and “How do I create a new life for myself?” We are presented with opportunities from one minute to the next throughout our lives, good and bad. When the opportunity comes in the form of a life-altering experience such as mine, our choices of how to handle it will either propel us forward on a journey of inner peace or… Read more.
“My sister is going through a very difficult time in her life with her daughter who is suffering with depression and her son who has a fatal disease. She is usually a very strong character (type A personality). What kind of support or resources can I give her? We just lost our mom and I feel that she may be suffering with depression as well. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks.” ~ Pauline, Canada Dear Pauline, I am so sorry that your sister is in the midst of so much grief in her life right now. I’m sure she feels… Read more.
“I have a friend struggling with grief, health and emotional issues. She is extremely negative, sarcastic and angry in all aspects of her life. She has no other friends and thanks me for being a positive example in her life. Very slowly, she is trying to change to more positive thoughts and actions. Problem is I am getting drained being her only friend in life. Her complaining is constant and she needs me so much of the time..I have a husband and other friends and I love to journal and read. I don’t seem to have time for much anything… Read more.
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