Washington, DC, June 21, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Karen Parsons shared her inspiring bouncing back story as the survivor of a debilitating back injury with Donna Marie Thompson, PhD, the CEO of Goals in Action, LLC. Parsons' injury could have destroyed her, but it didn't. This resilience in the face of despair is a call to action for others facing serious life challenges.
When the story began, Parsons was a highly successful career search professional. She was doing very well yet she was unfulfilled in her work. She wondered why "having it all" - a dream job, husband, and child - somehow was not enough. If she was so successful, then why did she feel trapped?
Throughout her executive search career Parsons had encountered many other professionals that felt trapped in their jobs and careers as well. They had the trappings of success and were unable or unwilling to make a change; there were always bills to pay.
When Parsons was sorting through her options to move out of the executive search, she received a wake-up call loud and clear. Her wake-up call was a painful and debilitating back injury that left her immobile and bedridden for months. She no longer thought about the possibility of a career switch - she was now unemployed. She had gone from being a strong contributor to the family to being totally dependent upon them.
As Parsons recovered physically she underwent a major shift in her thinking. She was going to find her life purpose. It was helping and inspiring others.
Parsons revealed her secret: living at choice. She stated that: "You can't decide what comes at you in life but you can decide how you will respond to it. You can choose to use it, learn from it, and turn it to your advantage. We all can."
Parsons shared breakthroughs that were achieved by her clients when they learned to view the world differently - through the lens of gratitude. Gratitude refocuses your thoughts, attention, and priorities; it is also a powerful stress reducer. Parsons emphasized that "..it is important to give thanks for the gifts in your life."
Donna Marie Thompson, PhD is a featured author with Wayne Dyer in the best-seller "Bouncing Back: Thriving in Changing Times". She is a Certified Professional Coach, a Certified NLP Practitioner, a Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index, and the CEO of Goals in Action, LLC. Thompson routinely blogs about Happiness & Joy, Hope & Help, Faith & Forgiveness, and Living Your Values at http://www.BouncingBackNow.com and she hosts the BlogTalkRadio show "Bouncing Back Now." Follow her on Twitter at "BouncingBackNow".
Check out the Karen Parsons interview at: http://www.BouncingBackNow.com/interviews/parsons