18
Feb

Second Chance to Live no Longer Posting Articles on Facebook

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to have you around my table. For the past 3 years or so I have been posting my articles and video presentations on Facebook. I have done this to be of service to people using the social networking provided by Facebook. Over the past month or so I have noticed a decline in the amount of people viewing the articles and video presentations that I have posted on Facebook. I am not quite sure what has created the decline in viewing. I asked people in various groups, how they had been benefited from the articles and video presentations that I have been sharing for the past 3 years or so, and I received little response. Because of the lack of response, I interpreted that Second Chance to Live was not meeting a need in the Facebook community or groups.

During the past 3 years or so I have invested a tremendous amount of time in providing a service to the Facebook Community and Facebook groups. With the lack of feedback and apparent disinterest I made the decision to begin to channel my time and energy away from Facebook and Facebook Groups. As I have shared in my About Page, for many years I felt like some one all dressed up with no where to go, although I diligently applied myself in my desire to be of service. Very few people seemed to want what I had to give. When I created Second Chance to Live in February 2007, I found a way to share what I had to give in ways that worked for me. I also found that many people and organizations, both domestically and internationally; wanted what I had to give. Click on this link Organizations to see them.

In my experience, for many years; I felt as though there was some thing wrong with me, because I was trying to give to people who did not want what I had to give. For quite some time I have felt similar feelings reminiscent of what I experienced for many years — on Facebook and in the different Facebook groups. Based on my experience and the similarities I have made the decision to stop posting my articles and video presentations on Facebook or on Facebook groups. For individuals, who I have met on Facebook and through the different Facebook groups, who are interested in what I have to give, please visit Second Chance to Live to read my articles and watch my video presentations. As an alternative to coming to Second Chance to Live you may subscribe to Second Chance to Live by clicking here: Subscribe

By subscribing to Second Chance to Live, through the Subscribe link, you will receive a copy of the article (s) that / when I write and publish them on Second Chance to Live, in your email in box. By requesting you to come to directly to Second Chance to Live, or that you subscribe; you will be empowered by making the effort to gain what I have to give and I will feel as though I am giving to the people who want what I have to give of myself. In the process, we will have a much healthier relationship.

As you listen to, watch or read my articles and questions come to mind, please send those questions to mind. All questions are good questions. In the event that you would like to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you. To do so, please use the below contact form. I will respond to your comments and questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great day.

Craig

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11
Feb

Winning at the game of Solitaire, Life and Hope Video Presentation

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. Yesterday I published Winning at the game of Solitaire, Life and Hope. Today, I will offer a video presentation of the article. I create video presentations of my articles to share the information with individuals who learn through watching and listening.

Below is an excerpt of the article:

“Several years ago I started to play solitaire, on my computer; to further improve and enhance my hand-eye coordination. In my experience, I have found that I do not complete each game — because of card selections that I make — but through the process of playing many games I have learned a very valuable lesson. As the game continues, cards previously hidden to me, present themselves to me.

A card — once hidden from me  — becomes apparent. By clicking on or moving one card, another card appears. 

Life can be likened to a solitaire game. What may appear to be an end to the game, takes on new life. By staying committed to the process and by staying on course, a new card (solution) will appear to me. That is what hope is for me. Hope is likened to the game of solitaire. Although cards may currently be hidden to me, as I stay committed to running my race and staying on my course; new cards will be presented to me. These cards (solutions) will empower me to stay on course and win in life.

Today’s Thought:

In life, you may feel as though you are playing a solitaire game, where cards are hidden to you. That you have played all the available cards given to you. As a result you may feel that little hope exists. My encouragement to you my friend, as I need to remember; is to hang in there. Keep playing with the cards that are available to you.  Cards previously hidden to you, will become available to you. Cards that previously remained hidden — to help you and I — will become apparent and help us.”

To watch and listen to the video presentation of the article, you may click here: Winning at the game of Solitaire, Life and Hope Video Presentation

To read the article from which this video presentation is made, you may click here: Winning at the game of Solitaire, Life and Hope

As you listen to, watch or read my articles and questions come to mind, please send those questions to mind. All questions are good questions. In the event that you would like to leave a comment,  I would love to hear from you.To do so, please use the below contact form. I will respond to your comments and questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great day.

Craig

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6
Feb

Second Chance to Live — February 6, 2015 — 8th Year Anniversary

Last year I did the math wrong. I wrote the article Second Chance to Live — 8th Year Anniversary Video Presentation, which was in reality my 7th Year Anniversary; not my 8th Year Anniversary. Sorry for the confusion. Today is my 8th Year Anniversary — starting my 85 month.

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Today marks a milestone for Second Chance to Live. Today is the 8th year anniversary. Second Chance to Live was created on February 6, 2007. During the past 7 years the author has written and published 1327 articles and created 253 video presentations for individuals who learn more effectively through watching and listening. The video presentations have been uploaded to and can be seen on You Tube. Recently the author of Second Chance to Live created 2 e Books to provide a selection of his articles and video presentations as a free download.

The author provides information to empower individuals to build a life for themselves, regardless of their particular set of circumstances. The author provides information to encourage and motivate each individual to live their lives, beyond the confines of any “box”. The author encourages hope, as he says; “Trust the process, a loving God and yourself. More will be revealed in time. The pieces of the puzzle will come together in the right order and at the right time.” The author wants to thank you for being a friend of Second Chance to Live during the past 7 years. He looks forward to continuing to be of service to you in the coming days, weeks and months.

In the event that you have a question or a comment, he would love to hear from you. All questions are good questions and all comments are welcome.

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4
Feb

Dispelling the Notion of Dis-ability — I Just Do Things in Ways that Work For Me Video Presentation

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. Recently, I wrote the article: Dispelling the Notion of Dis-ability — I Just Do Things in Ways that Work For Me. In today’s article I am going to introduce the article in video presentation format. I create video presentations of my articles to provide, the information within the articles;  to individuals who learn more effectively through watching and listening. In my experience, I need to remember that I am the only one who can live my life. With that reality in mind I need to remember these quotes:

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” Helen Keller

“Regardless of your lot in life, you can build some thing beautiful on it.” Zig Ziglar

“It is not as important as what happens to us, but how we respond to what happens to us.” Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” Albert Schweitzer

“Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.” Frank A. Clark

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Ziglar

Below is a brief excerpt from the written article: Dispelling the Notion of Dis-ability — I Just Do Things in Ways that Work For Me
“Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. Recently a friend wrote an article and I responded to him in the following. I thought I would share what I replied.

I can definitely identify with you on this front. I attempted to prove that I was “not” disabled for many years. I did so in an attempt to prove that I was not “defective”, that there was not something “wrong” with me and as a result, I was worth loving and given respect. In my experience, I had to reach a point when the pain of denying my reality had to supersede my need to deny my reality — in my attempt to prove that there was nothing “defective” or “wrong” with me. In my experience, I had to confront my denial — despite feeling defective and as though there was some thing wrong with me. In my experience, I had to confront my denial before I could begin to love and accept myself as an individual.   In my experience, I discovered that I needed  to move through the 5 stages of grieving, as posited by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in her book; On Death and Denying. The five stages: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.

In my experience, I discovered that I needed to confront both my denial and the denial systems set about me before I could dispel the notion of dis-ability. In my experience, I discovered that I needed to work through these stages before I could begin to see the possibilities of my ability.”

To listen to and watch the video presentation of the article, click on the following link: Dispelling the Notion of Dis-ability — I Just Do Things in Ways that Work For Me Video Presentation

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As you listen to, watch or read my articles and questions come to mind, please send those questions to mind. All questions are good questions. In the event that you would like to leave a comment,  I would love to hear from you.To do so, please use the below contact form. I will respond to your comments and questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great day.

Craig

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26
Jan

Dispelling the Notion of Dis-ability — I Just Do Things in Ways that Work For Me

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. Recently a friend wrote an article and I responded to him in the following comment. I thought I would share what I shared with my friend.

Here is the comment.

I can definitely identify with you on this front. I attempted to prove that I was “not” disabled for many years. I did so in an attempt to prove that I was not “defective”, that there was not something “wrong” with me and as a result, I was worth loving and given respect. In my experience, I had to reach a point when the pain of denying my reality had to supersede my need to deny my reality — in my attempt to prove that there was nothing “defective” or “wrong” with me. In my experience, I had to confront my denial — despite feeling defective and as though there was some thing wrong with me. In my experience, I had to confront my denial before I could begin to love and accept myself as an individual.   In my experience, I discovered that I needed  to move through the 5 stages of grieving, as posited by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in her book; On Death and Denying. The five stages: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.

In my experience, I discovered that I needed to confront both my denial and the denial systems set about me before I could dispel the notion of dis-ability. In my experience, I discovered that I needed to work through these stages before I could begin to see the possibilities of my ability.

 In my experience, I had to work through the 1st 4 stages, to be able to get to a place of acceptance; before I could stop defending myself for having experienced a brain injury. In my experience, I needed to get to a place of acceptance before I could begin to see that I was not defective or that there was some thing wrong with me because I experienced a brain injury. In my experience, I needed to work on learning how to accept that I am powerless over the injury to my brain, while at the same time understanding that I am not not helpless. In my experience, as I began to realize that I was and am not helpless, I saw a “light” at the end of the proverbial “tunnel”. The light helped me to realize that I could get into action. The light helped me to realize that I could create a life for myself, within my reality; that would empower my life and in turn encourage people to see the light at the end of their “proverbial tunnels”.

The light at the end of the proverbial tunnel helped me to realize that although I may have a disability, I am not dis-abled.

“I am not disabled. I just do things in ways that work for me.” Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA

Today’s Thought

In the event that you are living with a disability, my encouragement to you my friend is to not focus on the dis, but focus on the ability. Look for ways to use the ability that you possess — your passion, skills, talents and abilities — in ways that will work for you. Learn some thing new, try some thing different and see yourself flourish.

As you listen to, watch or read my articles and questions come to mind, please send those questions to mind. All questions are good questions. In the event that you would like to leave a comment,  I would love to hear from you.To do so, please use the below contact form. I will respond to your comments and questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great day.

Craig

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