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Stages of Life: Wow, How Did I Get Here?

Speaker: Laurie Campbell

Mar 11, 2023

Reflections on Aging and Navigating Life Transitions

We tend to think of life and life changes in terms of age. There are physical, mental and emotional changes that tend to follow certain age patterns. However, most often the different stages of each life vary not so much by age but by upbringing, circumstance, experience, and spirituality as well as brain and body chemistry. Laurie has learned a great deal through education and far more through experience, having been deemed "The Trauma Queen" because of her very wide variety of trauma. She brings a certain spirit and sense of humor to her presentations and believes laughter is the second best medicine (she is also bipolar and medicated accordingly). You'll enjoy the unique perspective Laurie brings to life.

Life is a journey that is full of twists and turns, and it is something that we all experience in our own unique way. While many people tend to think of life stages in terms of age, it is important to remember that there are many factors that can influence our life experiences. These include our upbringing, circumstances, experiences, spirituality, and even our brain and body chemistry.

One person who understands this concept well is Laurie, who has gained a wealth of knowledge through both education and personal experience. Despite being labeled as "The Trauma Queen," Laurie brings a sense of humor and spirit to her presentations, believing that laughter is the second-best medicine. Her unique perspective on life is something that can inspire and empower others, especially women who may be facing their own challenges and traumas.

It is important for women to recognize that their experiences and perspectives are valuable and can offer insight and wisdom to others. By sharing our stories and unique perspectives, we can learn from one another and find ways to navigate life's ups and downs. Whether we are experiencing joy or hardship, there is always something to be learned and gained from each experience.

Furthermore, it is essential to prioritize mental health and seek help when needed. Laurie's candidness about being bipolar and medicated is a reminder that mental health is just as important as physical health, and there is no shame in seeking treatment or support. By prioritizing self-care and addressing mental health needs, women can better navigate the challenges that life may bring.

Overall, Laurie's unique perspective on life serves as a reminder that our experiences and perspectives are what make us who we are. By embracing our differences and sharing our stories, we can build a community of support and understanding, empowering women to navigate life's challenges with strength and resilience.

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