Happiness interview: Stephanie Nielson.
Years ago, when I started out out as a blogger, I heard about a popular blog by Stephanie Nielson called the The NieNie Dialogues. Then in 2008, the sad news swept through blogland that Stephanie been in a terrible plane crash. Her body had been 80% burned, and she was in a coma for three month and underwent several major surgeries.
Her memoir of this experience, Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy is just hitting bookstores. It's a fascinating book on several levels, but I was particularly interested to read it because Stephanie was very happy before the accident, and she explains how she struggled to find her way back to happiness, after the accident. This is obviously one of the most pressing questions about happiness: How do we grapple with a major catastrophe?
Reading Stephanie's book reminded me of a line that I think (can't swear) comes from ancient Greek literature. If I rememberRead More »from I Feel Thankful for Trials that Have Helped Me See Perspective