8Pushing Through Lifecycle Events

Keys to Sustaining ChangeThrough Challenging Events

As previously mentioned, one of the most painful experiences of my life was going through my late husband Mark’s brave battle with leukemia for nearly two years. The sadness, anxiety, and stress of this lifecycle event triggered my emotional eating habits, poor sleep habits, and physical inactivity. I was in the middle of a tough battle for my husband’s life, caring for our 3-year-old son, our business, and our home. I spent the last year of Mark’s life running back and forth to the oncology unit of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, more than 100 miles away from home, trying to cope with my “new normal,” until Mark sadly passed away. ...

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