At the end of Season 1, Jenina parts with the lesson she learned after all the other ones: that’s letting go in order to recover. Healing doesn’t happen overnight, but once you can let go, then you can make the rest count.

Season 2 will return later this summer with new episodes. But don't worry, there will be mini updates to keep plugged in! :-)  

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April 23, 2019

Recovery is a journey

As Jenina reflects on Season One, she also shares one of the biggest lessons she’s gathered since her life-altering trauma.

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We all get to that point where things get rough and stress bubbles over… So, for Stress Awareness Month, Jenina shares some of the simple tactics she's embraced to deal with stress. It's not supposed to be foolproof, but food for thought as you get your head in the game to tackle the stuff you'll inevitably need to address...

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Sometimes it takes trauma (or even a stroke) to drill certain life lessons into your head that you probably should have already known. That said, I pulled together this round up of some of the most meaningful lessons I realized as I recovered, although I'd contend that these insights are universal. 

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Actor Emilia Clarke’s personal story of surviving two aneurysms really hit close...

Her experience is not only a powerful story about being stronger and willing to share, but it's a reminder that getting past the event itself is just part of experience. Ultimately, survival is a journey and should be respected as such. Listen to this week's episode for more!

At the end of the day, there only a few things that matter in that journey, too...

Emilia Clark's essay in the New Yorker:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/emilia-clarke-a-battle-for-my-life-brain-aneurysm-surgery-game-of-thrones

 

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The word ‘selfish’ has always had negative connotations. But, in this week’s installment of Stoke of Wisdom, we poke at this idea, even suggesting why it may not ALWAYS be a bad thing…

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March 12, 2019

What makes gratitude hard

Gratitude is good for the soul (or so they say) but it requires some real of effort, especially when it comes to getting past trauma. It's these feelings that host Jenina explores in this episode of Stroke of Wisdom.

 

Some casual reads on gratitude:

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His unexpected passing has sparked plenty of conversation, but what should this tragedy teach us?

 

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After the intro, host Jenina uses this mini-episode (also called a short) to highlight why denial is an essential part of the healing process... And how you benefit from going through it. 

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In this inaugural episode of Stroke of Wisdom, host Jenina recounts the life experience and stroke that gave way to the podcast, ultimately inspiring her to flip her view on life… Or at least to work on how she sees things.  

 

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