Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life

Dr. Phil has a new book out, Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life.   My mother-in-law and I are big Dr. Phil fans.   Hey, at least it’s better than Jerry Springer.

I was walking by Borders today and saw the sign for this book in the window, and it intrigued me. I wondered what Dr. Phil considered to be the seven most challenging days of your life. It did get me thinking as to what I felt the 7 most challenging days of my life have been/will be.  So, I had to look up the book and find out. I don’t know if I’ll read the book, but it is interesting as to how the seven days break down:

Loss–the day that you or someone you love has their heart shattered by death, divorce, or losing something of great value.

Fear–the day that you realize you have lived your life as a sellout and that every choice you have made up until this point was dictated by other people’s expectations, not based on your own goals and desires.

Adaptability Breakdown–the day that the pressures of balancing your responsibilities and needs, along with life’s demands, have become way too overwhelming, and you realize that you are in way over your head.

Physical Health— the day that your body or that of someone you love breaks down because of illness, trauma, or disease.

Mental Health— the day that the mind breaks down and betrays you or someone you love.

Addiction— the day that addiction takes over, and you or your loved one look a powerful destroyer in the face and realize that you are not in control.

Existential Crisis— the day that you or someone you love lose the purpose, compass, and connection to meaning in life and have no answer to the question “Why?”

I’ve had most of these covered before turning 30 either in my own life or someone close to me…not sure what that says about me.  Kinda curious now as to what Dr. Phil has to say.  Hmm…

What are your thoughts?    Do you think the most challenging days of your life thus far fit neatly into these categories?   Many of mine do, some don’t.

Until next time,



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