I stand strong today, a survivor of many difficult and challenging times. We all have difficult times to get through in life. My biggest lesson has been learning how to build an inner landscape that is there to support me through anything. Sometimes it has been second by second to get through the challenges but with each challenge, I learned to build resilience. Building resilience was a foreign word to me back in 2006 when I was diagnosed with 2 serious health conditions and was going through a divorce. But I made a vow to myself to do whatever I had to in order to improve my health.