Can you imagine becoming paralysed at sixteen and getting to a place one day where you would be able to say you are grateful for your accident and wouldn't undo it if you could?
I loved my conversation with Tasha as her positivity is infectious! She has gone on to be an inspirational speaker and I can understand why
After a tragic theatre accident that left her paralyzed from the chest down, Tasha has discovered invaluable lessons that resonate with audiences of all demographics.
Since 2007, she has been travelling across her home country of the USA and challenging listeners to overcome and persevere, no matter what life throws at them
The importance of this message became painfully clear in 2014, when a close friend lost her son to suicide. Logan was only 14 years old. Her PATH curriculum is a pledge to Logan and gives youth a voice to reach out, ask for help and know that there is hope.
Tasha has two degrees, drives, was crowned Ms Wheelchair USA in 2012 and has received so many awards recognising the work she does with young people, people with disabilities. And inspiring others She is the author of two books and lives in Wisconsin with her Husband Doug, who is also her manager
Some key points from our interview:
* How she focuses on what she can do rather than what she can't
* How she doesn't want anyone to pity her as she loves her life
* How she learnt to take it one at a time during her recovery
* How the power of positive and encouraging music really helped her on her darkest days
* How she feels that her accident woke her up
* How her practice of keeping a gratitude list helps to remind her everyday of all the good she has in her life
"That word Unbroken really defines my life" - Tasha Schuh
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"Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling" features individuals who have all triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back in life, but forward and are now making a difference for others.
Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her.
She really believes in the power that comes when we share our stories, that in fact we are not story tellers but story healers. Tune in to discover what helped them to stay unbroken and together we will discover that none of us are broken beyond repair.
You can find out more about Madeleine, her story and her memoir, Unbroken, from her website: https://madeleineblack.co.uk/
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