How to Stay Grateful and Don’t Let ANYTHING Limit You
Podcast Episode 22 – Interview featuring inspiring blogger and author, Lisa Cox
Lisa’s Amazing Story
After my brain haemorrhaged at the airport one morning, I spent the next three weeks in a coma and two month on life support. Pneumonia, heart attacks and uncontrollable seizures took hold of my body as all of my organs shut down.
Technically, I died twice in hospital but was resuscitated (obviously!) to keep living out a life I loved. My family was told they might have to turn off my life support but then my brain started to recharge and every single cell in my body regenerated.
So that was bad but then it got really crazy. I spent over a year in hospital, the first time and underwent over a dozen operations and procedures. This included, heart surgery, the amputation of one leg, all my remaining toes and nine fingertips. I’ve since returned to hospital for a total hip replacement and open heart surgery.
The permanent damage to my brain has affected my speech and memory, left me over 25% blind, epileptic and frequently fatigued. Osteoarthritis has set up home in nearly every joint throughout my body as well.
I’m not a victim and I’m not sharing what happened as part of a “poor me” story of woe. But I understand what it’s like to start over, to start with really small goals and go from there. I understand what it’s like to feel different or know that the future seems overwhelming and exciting at the same time.
I’ve worked hard to continue living a life that I absolutely adore. My days are very different now but I still love each one and I want the same for you!
Since I hit restart, I’ve had many personal and professional achievements. Learning to write and speak again was just the beginning. I’ve started my own business, written two books, become a professional public Speaker, met and married an amazing man, returned to study, bought my own place and travelled overseas.
I’m on a mission to motivate your body and your mind into action. There are things we can control and things we can’t. Let’s focus on what you can control – today.
Live without fear of failure and live with genuine gratitude and enthusiasm for every day. Live with the knowledge that challenges are just choices waiting to happen. I know it can be done!
In this awe-inspiring episode, you learn:
- How she structures her day
- Why she began blogging
- How you can develop gratitude in your life
- Her very own blogging tips
- About her books
- Why you should listen to your readers
- How to blog successfully
- Who the influential people are in her life
- Why you need to KISS
- How to get her FREE e-book – Find Your Fearless
Where You Can Read Lisa’s Blog:
Here’s an article I wrote about writing and creativity – http://thatremindsmemag.com/2016/03/11/interview-lisa-cox/
This was just published on Mamamia recently: http://www.mamamia.com.au/how-to-stay-grateful/