My Life Climax explores the psychological and spiritual challenges one faces after a life-changing injury. It is ideal for someone who needs a little encouragement
As someone who loves to exercise and was once an avid camper, I know that life is unpredictable and that nothing should ever be taken for granted. This is best reflected in the way I’ve turned my unfortunate circumstance into a remarkable success story. Paralysed from the waist down after a car accident in 2003, I worked hard during my rehabilitation period to rebuild the mental and physical strength I needed in order to face the world again.
I’ve written a book titled My Life Climax, in which I explore the psychological and spiritual challenges I faced after the accident, the mental adjustments and the attitudinal shift I had to make to live a happier, more fruitful life.
The book conveys my will to live, ability to embrace the unknown and desire to touch people in a special way.
If you are in a difficult place in your life, perhaps faced with obstacles that seem insurmountable, this book may just be the little encouragement you need.
Through my healing journey, I’m getting a better understanding about the purpose behind what happened to me, but I must confess, having a disability, particularly after having had an active life as an athlete, dancer and traveller, is life-changing!
It has made me a more spiritual person. What helps me forge ahead is that I don’t focus on what I have lost, but on what I still have. The past 14 years have taught me to embrace my challenges and find effective ways to progress through life, while remaining conscious of the fact that change is an ongoing process – and it’s not always easy to adapt to it.
The book will be launched during the National Women’s Month, August 2017.
Emilie Olifant is a disability activist, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. She is the director of the Emilie Olifant Foundation, an organisation that strives to address socio-economic issues experienced by people with disabilities. email: firstname.lastname@example.org