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random, and not so random, asteroids of life. It is your skills that you pick
up in climbing out of these various craters that tell the important story of
how you grow as a person.
Certainly, I am trying to make game-changing realizations that might flip
the analogy of living in a world destined to collide with asteroids, but until
then, I will continue to work on the skills needed to deal with those asteroids
and their resultant craters. I realize that being in the process of thriving
in the various areas of my life is not a goal to reach, or an obstacle to overcome,
but an attitude and orientation to life. I require, even enjoy, getting
support and providing support to others. This shared effort makes the journey
more enjoyable and effective.
The Lawyers Assistance Program of British Columbia is an independent organization of members of the legal community
(lawyers, judges, families and support staff). We provide peer support and referral services to help people deal with personal
problems, including alcohol and drug dependence, stress, anxiety and depression. We are volunteers and staff committed
to providing confidential, compassionate and knowledgeable outreach, support and education. We seek to foster
collegiality among our peers and to promote health and well-being in our community. You can reach LAPBC by telephone
at 604-685-2171, toll-free at 1-888-685-2171 or via the LAPBC website: <www.lapbc.com>.
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