Changing Your Perspective to Live With Purpose

Living with intention can allow you to customize your future. Letting go of the parts of life you can’t control allows you to focus all your energy into the aspects you can. Paralympian Megan Absten shares how she overcame trauma and insecurity through deliberate, consistent action and a practice of living with intention.

About the speaker

Megan Absten is a U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Athlete currently training for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. After losing her arm in an ATV accident at the age of 14, she struggled with maintaining good physical and mental health. After many years of grief and healing, she’s learned to make the best of her situation, and own the body she’s in. “At the end of the day, you’re all you’ve got and if you own your flaws, you own your life.”

This year Megan also started a YouTube channel to help other people like her adjust to living life in an asymmetric body. She approaches her disability with candor, humor, and practicality, using her experience and outlook to help others find hope and self-acceptance.

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