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“He then learns that in going down into the secrets of his own mind he has descended into the secrets of all minds.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

First off, thank you, everyone, for reading Part 1 of the interview!

This whole experience has been enlightening, has been revealing, has been humbling.  And it really makes me realize, as different as we all are, individually, in many ways we are the same.  Deep down, at our core, we are united.  We are one…

Today, we are moving on to the second installment,  Part 2 of my interview with Stephen Hopson, from the Adversity University Blog.

Once again, Stephen has challenged me with questions that make me look deep within myself for answers.  He has a real skill for this!

It has truly been an honor to participate in this interview with Stephen, and to share myself with all of you, my friends.

As we prepare to say good-bye to this year, and enter our next, I thank you, all, for your visits, your reading, your comments, your time.  Thank you, every one of you, for making this jungle a bit less tangled.  You are awesome, all of you!

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“Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see.” ~ William Newton Clark

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“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon

Today, I have the great honor of being interviewed by Stephen Hopson, from the Adversity University Blog.  Stephen really does ask the tough questions, ones that have made me think very deeply.  Check out Part I of the interview, and see how I did with these challenging questions!   Part II to be aired next week…

Stephen writes very much from the heart.  His works always impress me, with the level of detail he shares, and with his very honest and authentic words.  When not blogging, Stephen fills his time as an inspirational speaker, author, and pilot.  That’s a pretty cool combination!  (…and I wonder if he’s really a therapist too!?)

The Adversity University Blog is all about how we all have adversity in our lives, and yet – how we can all overcome these adversities we have, and go on to achieve the dreams we have in our hearts!  Stephen has first-hand experience dealing with adversity, and overcoming it.  He has been profoundly deaf since birth, and yet has went on to accomplish much in his life, not letting this be an obstacle to his success!  And that is a very powerful story, and message of hope for all of us!

A couple of random posts from Stephen:

How Making an Irrational, Last-Minute Decision Can Change Your Life

Knock, Knock: “Can You Come Out to Play?”

Thanks, Stephen!  You can check out Part I of the interview here.

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“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more.” ~ Dr. Seuss, from ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’

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