Overcoming Adversity

Great Results Through Understanding

By Jos Cofio on Mar 18, 2017 at 08:28 PM in Overcoming Adversity

I went to my friends seeking support last week, hopeful, but not knowing what to expect. By any measure, the financial results have been incredible.

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On Being a Patient Patient with Impatience

On Being a Patient Patient with Impatience
By Jos Cofio on Aug 03, 2015 at 10:50 AM in Overcoming Adversity

How can you be "a patient", "patient" and "impatient" simultaneously? As it turns out, it is very achievable for all of us.

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NYT: "Two Ways to be Happy" - JC: Opportunity out of Adversity

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By Jos Cofio on Jun 03, 2015 at 10:20 AM in Overcoming Adversity

Opportunity may seem to be a sudden manifestation, as though by divine intervention, but it is really a result of our own life experience and made obvious only if we are open to its existence. The opportunity is there it is our awareness of it that is lacking.

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On Fear, Anger and Living the Moment

On Fear, Anger and Living the Moment
By Jos Cofio on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:12 AM in Overcoming Adversity

Anger stems from living in the past, fear from living in the future. Joy is found on being fully present in very instant in which one is living.

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PMP as Feared Cancer & PMP as Hopeful Research

PMP as Feared Cancer & PMP as Hopeful Research
By Jenny Gore Dwyer on Jan 16, 2015 at 06:53 PM in Overcoming Adversity

PMP stands for both Pseudomyxoma peritonei (Cancer of the Appendix) and Precision Medicine Program. Jenny Gore Dwyer is a survivor of the former and a hopeful participant of the latter in trying to find a way to go BeyondALS.

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Cynder Sinclair: Santa Barbaran Jos Cofio Finds Opportunity in the Challenge of ALS

Cynder Sinclair: Santa Barbaran Jos Cofio Finds Opportunity in the Challenge of ALS
By Cynder Sinclair on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM in Overcoming Adversity

Recently I happened upon one of those rare, eternally optimistic individuals who routinely looks for opportunity hiding beneath every rock of adversity. And his overriding confidence is not just for show. He really lives and breathes this approach to life every day it seems to be part of his DNA.

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Beverly Hills Courier - Augie's Quest Traditions of Hope Gala 2014

Beverly Hills Courier - Augie's Quest Traditions of Hope Gala 2014
By Jos Cofio on Oct 31, 2014 at 03:36 PM in Overcoming Adversity

This years annual Tradition of Hope Gala, which was held Saturday evening at The Beverly Hilton, raised over $900,000 for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research.

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ALS & Widowhood - A Transition

ALS & Widowhood - A Transition
By Jenny Gore Dwyer on Oct 30, 2014 at 12:02 PM in Overcoming Adversity

I was recently filling out some forms at the Doctor's office. I came to the part of the form, where I had to check marital status. I became frozen: There was the big flashing "widowed." I am too young for this widowed life. I think of widowed as older, way older than 52, and having lived of life of accomplishments.

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Augie's Quest & ALS-TDI - A Tradition of Hope

Augie's Quest & ALS-TDI - A Tradition of Hope
By Jos Cofio on Oct 25, 2014 at 07:26 PM in Overcoming Adversity

See Jos's personal video: Living with ALS and the research leading to treatments and a cure.

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Beyond Survival: Thriving After Adversity

Beyond Survival: Thriving After Adversity
By Phil Macko on Oct 06, 2014 at 10:55 AM in Overcoming Adversity

Phillip Macko suffered an accident that brought him to near death and led him to years of taking pain killers. He not only survived, but he thrived, having learned from the experience.

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