The fifth element that helped me tremendously, and continues to help me evolve and slay my own dragons is to concentrate and focus on helping others. I know it sounds counterintuitive but focus on how you can help others and this takes your mind off your personal situation and helps you rebalance. Don’t allow any set backs to drive you in to your shell. Initially, that will be the case but you have to force yourself to get out and live again. Take comfort in knowing that no one is perfect and to paraphrase the bible; “let he without sin cast the first stone”. Find ways to contribute to the community you work and live in. I dedicated time to several charities and causes across the country. However, you don’t need money to do this. For example, spend time helping out in a shelter, coach a team or help with a clean up project. The list is endless. Doing good and helping others no matter what your situation is rewarding. Finally, remember when you are going through hell just keep going. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck. Onwards! dh

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