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Paul Cummings had a stroke three years ago and lost his speech, the ability to understand others, the ability to read and write and difficulty moving his muscles. Doctors told him he would never be able to write or speak again.

Paul advocated getting a coach for whatever we are trying to accomplish. Kristina, his first speaking coach, was his speech therapist She gave him a book of 40,000 words, to which he devoted 14 hours a day tracing and copying. He didn’t know what the letters were, how they sounded, or what the words meant. Now, he knows 30,000 of those words and teaches others  with similar conditions to read and speak again.

Prior to his stroke, Paul was a world renowned speaker on the topic of positive mindset. Although his speech was shut down by the stroke and he was unable to share his wisdom with others, he followed his own advice throughout his recovery. It only took him 6 weeks to learn how to write again. When a person’s brain has known how to do something in the past, it doesn’t take as long to recover that ability again. Paul practices the technique of speaking words in different kinds of voices so that his brain can remember the phrase in different ways.

Paul emphasizes that negativity has no place in the recovery process. When doctors and loved ones preach that one is doomed, tune them out and speak positive affirmations into your life. With belief that one can get better and the willingness to work incredibly hard to get there, recovery is possible.

As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better.

If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls (https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/) for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!

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As we enter the holiday season, Matana rediscovers her year, recounting the blessing of having experienced a year devoted to gratitude. She highlights how she chose to be in the moments that are phenomenal, chose to highlight the gratitude moments and chose to live with an open, grateful heart.

She shares how we can all invite miracles to our lives by focusing on the constant practice of gratitude, and coming to peace with things that didn’t go our way.

A key strategy she shares is how she decided to undertake starting and ending the day with a smile, despite the challenges of that day, the hurt, pain or disappointment, and focus on gratitude, which allowed her to see miracles throughout the year.

Matana introduces us to her “Gift of Light” special program, where she offers her listeners the option of working with her 1 on 1, over 8 sessions. This offer only has a small amount of slots open and is available for a limited time. The program is custom tailored to each individual and she will share her tools and techniques on topics she has implemented, such as gratitude, forgiveness, positive mindset and self love.

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Connect with Paul:

Website: paulcummings.com
Twitter: iampaulcummings
LinkedIn: iampaulcummings
Youtube: Paul Cummings
Email: paul@paulcummings.com
Instagram: @iampaulcummings

Paul’s Book (Amazon): It All Matters

Paul’s Previous Episode on Hope To Recharge: 

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Quotes:

  • “Your worst ink pen is better than your best memory, so write it down.” @PaulCummings #HopetoRecharge
  • “You’re gonna get on the struggle bus. It’s okay to not be okay sometimes. But when you come to the first stop, get off the bus!” @PaulCummings #HopetoRecharge
  • “It’s easy to continue when you see results. It’s resilience to continue when you don’t.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge
  • “A negative person brightens up the room only when they leave… so, open the doors and let them out!” @PaulCummings #HopetoRecharge
  • “Try rhymes with cry, rhymes with die… You can’t try to do the work; do the work.” @PaulCummings #HopetoRecharge

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Topics Discussed:

  • Stroke side effects: Aphasia, Dysarthria, Motor Apraxia
  • Recovery
  • Resilience
  • Positive mindset
  • Motivation to work hard for recovery

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If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!

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