Monday, September 19, 2016

We want to hear from you! How do you cope with overwhelming life events?

Mom2MomEd Blog: We need ot hear from you! How do you cope with overwhelming life events?
We need to hear from you!

We have posted a couple of times now about life throwing us for a loop and these past few weeks are no exception! Just as things start to calm down in our lives, either McKenzie or myself gets knocked upside the head with something new. 

And, it's not all just run-of-the-mill stuff that we all experience either.

My uncle was just diagnosed with a brain tumor--grade IV glioblastoma, to be exact. On the one hand, it's the most common brain cancer in adults which should be reassuring, but on the other hand, it's also highly aggressive and outcomes can vary from a few months to many years of life after diagnosis. He is just at the beginning of his treatment journey and a lot is uncertain. Overall, he looks fine, is behaving normally, and he feels fine, but who knows if that will continue? 

Everything feels uncertain. EVERYTHING.

On top of that, there are the everyday dramas and difficulties that come with being an adult. But, somewhere along the way, over the past few weeks, I've hit my wall. And, McKenzie has hit some walls of her own recently.

Truth be told, when I am alone in the car for more than a few minutes, I am falling apart. I even ugly cried twice at work--once in front of my boss. And, my son, 18 years old last month, is struggling too. We'll do support groups and maybe private counseling, but sometimes it feels like TOO MUCH to deal with.

So, dear friends and readers, we want to hear from you.

When life smacks you with something totally unexpected, overwhelming, heartbreaking, or otherwise seemingly huge and impossible, how do YOU cope?

What has worked for you that may not be on our radar?

Do you do best with the usual support groups, counseling, exercise and eating right, or are there other things that you've done to stay sane and get you through difficult periods?

Please share with a comment here or on Facebook or Instagram

Please note, by commenting, you agree to us potentially using your comment, in part or in total and edited or not, in a future blog post. Our hope is that your comments may offer ideas and tips that will not only help McKenzie and I get through some difficulties, but also that you may have insights that will help other readers.

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