On January 4th 2010, I had stopped by a woman's home to speak to her 21 year-old son, at her request. It turns out he was suffering from severe mental illness. Without warning, he punched me so hard I flew through the air, landed on my back and then found him on top of me with my arms pinned under his legs while he drove about six or seven rage filled punches into my head sending my skull smashing into the solid hard-wood kitchen floor. The result of that incident: I have brain damage that has dramatically impacted every aspect of my life; impaired my ability to do the work I've done all of my career as a writer/producer/director on 130 prime time television episodes and 4 feature films and left me wondering, how do I overcome these challenges? As a result, I got to thinking, "how many other people, especially those who are either middle aged, or those of us who are 'baby boomers,' get blindsided by some event that they didn't see coming?" In this book, I tell you how I was able to overcome this adversity, find peace of mind and prosperity as a mature person.
Dear Reader, It is my hope that you will find within the pages of my book some inspiration if you are at one of the many crossroads we often find ourselves at in life, especially as we age. When I began writing the book, I had lost about 80% of my memory. I grappled with rules of grammar and spelling. It was both embarrassing and daunting. I knew what I wanted to say but it wouldn't come out correctly. It was through the help of some dear friends in Vancouver and a Doctor in Toronto and a Neurofeedback practitioner that I was able to begin regaining my memory and my cognitive skills. I hope you will be gentle with me as there are a few mistakes in the book. but if you are facing a difficult time in your life right now, whether from an emotional or spiritual challenge, a health challenge, a family conflict, a financial challenge, the loss of a partner or spouse, a business challenge or just a plain "WTF" is going on moment, I sincerely hope you will join me on this road of happy destiny, which does generally lie at the end of any hero's journey. And we are all hero's for trying to improve our lives because it is never easy to look inward. But we are worth it. And so are the rewards. God bless, David BradyAbout the Author :
Award-winning film and television writer, producer and director David Brady’s work is best known in Canada and the U.S. but he is no stranger to European audiences. He was also an award-winning professor at Ryerson University in Toronto as well as teaching at York University and is currently on the Faculty of Motion Picture Arts at Capilano University in North Vancouver British Columbia. David holds an MFA from York University in Toronto. Aging With Dignity, Living With Grace won the Silver Reader's Award for Best Self Help Book in October 2015. David is also available to speak to church, corporate and service groups about Overcoming Adversity, Finding Peace of Mind and true Prosperity in the second half of life.
Description du livre CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. État : VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. N° de réf. du libraire 2764185655