Make The Best of Your Today, Every Day
I am covered in scars, I think of them now in terms of Kintsugi, a philosophy that treats breakage
and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
I used to hide my scars, I felt ugly and I felt such shame,
I now proclaim me as FLAWSOM. These scars are my life experience marks.
And I'm Bionic so that's freakin' cool!
In 1976 my life changed as a result of an horrific MVA (motor vehicle accident).
Between 1983 and 1985 I had three botched surgeries and too many repairs to mention.
Thanks to the botched surgeries, I was gifted with Hepatitis C,
from the multiple blood transfusions and a few years later Diabetes.
Subsequent long term illness took me out of the game, for decades. In 1997,
I was run down by a road-rage man who was trying to hit my kids.
You know, most people say the universe hits them with bricks,
to get their attention. In my case it's vehicles!
I'm a survivor, a thriver and a great high-fiver!
I have had to re-invent myself, re-start in business numerous times.
I TROOL-Y understand how life can get in the way. ~ Elaine Lindsay
So how does Elaine get up smiling every day?
In her talks, Elaine motivates, inspires and moves audiences.
Elaine shows you how to maximize every second: how to best use your time,
no matter what is happening in your life.
When I was 16 years old, one of my best friends chose to take her own life.
Andrea’s death changed my life in ways I didn't know or understand then.
Yes, I saw how much people hurt, including me, and I realized the brutal impact of her choice.
The devastation she caused with that one act of finality, made me decide to live a different way - a positive way.
Even when I was at the precipice, unable to see any hope, any light ahead...
I continually had Andrea's last act replaying in my head: I had to choose Life!
No matter what life threw at me, I would not quit. I would not leave the pain and devastation, the shell-shocked casualties
of my selfish choice. ( Yes I said selfish, that's how I feel.) I still miss and love Andrea to this day.
Making that choice, over and over became the hardest self-promise I ever made.
Life can be a vindictive bitch.
Fortunately I have my bent sense of humour which allowed me to laugh in the face of a ton of crap!!
Over time and many close calls, I was able to receive this lesson as an incredible gift, this lesson that Andrea left me.
I used this gift, this lesson to carry on after each difficult challenge. Through long, convoluted surgeries, extended painful recoveries, loss, and reinventions. I’m thrilled to say that I no longer need such challenges in my life. I live with a #gratitudeattitude and count my blessings every day.
In talks that can be difficult to hear, Elaine uses the gift from the lesson to show people how to choose joy every day and create their best lives.
Resilience • Humour • Gratitude
Gratitude Attitude Bionic Resilient Stubborn
Happiness is a plethora of Stingrays!
Plunk me in the ocean, let me dig deep into a bucket of chum. Let me revel in feeding the more than 125 stingrays that are all around us... You have entered my heaven. Sadly it's hubby's Ultimate Hell: Water, NOT his first, second or thousandth choice, he's terrified of water! So much so, he won't even put his face under the shower head! ( This photo and the joy on his face almost gives lie to that fact!)
Speaking to Inspire
Being granted multiple second chances in life, it makes sense to pass on the bounty. I'm an eternal optimist, and believe you function at your best when you integrate and optimize all you do. Online and offline.
I speak about the tough times, succeeding and failing in business, and how you can CHOOSE to keep on going... to look for the lesson, to rejoice in the failures, ( and yes there will be failures) and dust off for the next try!
Find Elaine @Glammapreneur
What Others Say...
WOW! In less than 5 minutes you have given me a whole new outlook on digital and social media! I'm no longer scared.
Women's Inspire Network One Day Event in Dublin, Ireland
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YOU ARE FLAMING AMAZING! Thank you for being you. This video chat has opened new doors. Today, is an amazing day...I'm coming out of my skin!
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I'm Excited You're Here
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken"
" I can resist everything except temptation."
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
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