5 Essential Life Hacks | Jean-Paul Bedard

August 11, 2014 12:32 PM

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Earlier this week I felt as though my life was imploding and that no matter how hard I tried, I could not keep my head above wave after wave of self-doubt crashing towards me. Fortunately, I live a very "public" life on social media, and I've become somewhat of a resiliency advocate or adversity adventurer. I'm well aware of the risks of "over sharing" on social media, but at the same time, I've always been open about my struggles with addiction, depression and overcoming childhood sexual abuse. Being "transparent" on social media has contributed an air of accountability in my life, as well as provided the dialogue for others on a similar path to share their aspirations and fears.

My belief in this process was confirmed again yesterday when I received a phone call from someone I consider a mentor, who was responding to one of my posts on Facebook. She reminded me of the importance of being present and true to my vision, and the importance of not battling inevitable resistance...

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