Find Your Inner Princess.
Overcoming adversity in your own life can take many forms. My own experience of living with and overcoming depression is something that enables me to relate to other women with depression giving them inspiration and hope. At the time like many women I had no understanding of what was happening to me. I was just going into the menopause as well as other life changes, so having depression seemed like my world was ending. Depression is not discriminatory and doesn’t care about your age, profession, sex or gender.
Regardless of the problem overcoming this kind of challenge makes you stronger and gives a completely different perspective on life. As I mentioned earlier adversity is not selective and there are many famous women who have overcome difficulties in their own lives. One such woman is the late Princess Diana, although a princess she was a woman who had personal struggles the same as any other. Diana it seemed lived a charmed life but beneath all the glitter and wealth was a women suffering with marriage problems and bulimia. She was extremely unhappy and was often portrayed as paranoid in her sadness.
According to “Diana: The Last Word,” by Simone Simmons, late in her first pregnancy Diana threw herself down a staircase trying to draw attention to her pain. Diana revealed that she had suffered from postnatal depression after her first son, Prince William was born. She admitted to self-harming due to the pressure she felt trying to adapt to her role as Princess of Wales.
The Blossoming of a Princess.
Diana learned from all this and rose above adversity to became a people’s princess. One of her greatest assets was connecting to others, she chose to care. Who could forget those touching scenes as she spent time with children suffering from aids? Diana spoke out on a wide range of issues close to her heart using her profile as a royal to raise awareness as well as funds for charitable causes. Today Diana is recognised and respected as a true humanitarian someone to relate and aspire to. You may not always see it at the time but overcoming adversity can change your life for the better. Like Princes Diana you can strive to do your best whether it’s overcoming personal misfortune or contributing to the well-being of others.
My personal challenge with depression changed my life in many positive ways and led me into a career as a life coach and writer. Depression isn’t something I would have chosen but it taught me how to overcome adversity with courage.
Princess Diana’s speech on depression.