The characteristics and key events that make up the essentials of human existence, including birth, emotion, aspiration, conflict, challenges, growth, and mortality, are called the human condition. Facing, overcoming, and accepting challenges are part of everyone’s life. These are the experiences my son, Logan Madsen, and I will discuss in our new Mom and Son vlog on Debbie Jorde YouTube.
Goal for Mom & Son Vlog
Our goal for this vlog is to have candid, spontaneous, conversations together, sharing our honest thoughts, feelings, and experiences. How are we able to overcome, or accept and live with the multiple challenges we face every day? This is one of our favorite topics and will be a part of every episode of our mom and son vlog.
We will share our methods for finding joy, happiness, and peace in the face of both common and uncommon, challenges. We hope to help you, in some way, as you face, overcome and accept challenges.
Building Connections Through Vlogging
Sharing our stories on our mom and son vlog helps us connect with you, and we hope you will be able to better connect with us. Although our challenges look different from yours, we all face hardships. Challenges are part of the human condition. We all share this commonality.
We have given talks to a variety of groups. Someone from every audience we’ve spoken to has told us that something we said made a positive difference in their life. This is what we aim to do with this blog. We want to help other people. Helping others gives meaning to our challenges and purpose to our lives.
Questions and Answers
Many of our vlog episodes will be answering people’s questions, your questions. We invite you to submit questions in the comment section below the video, on my Facebook page, or on my FB private messenger. We thank you in advance!
Facing, Overcoming, & Accepting Challenges
When people see the challenges our family faces they think their challenges pale in comparison. This is because my son and daughter, Logan and Heather, have two rare syndromes; Miller syndrome and a lung disease called, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD), autism, profound hearing loss, and other challenges, as well as, the challenges I face from having multiple sclerosis, MS. We have become experts in accepting challenges we can’t change and improving and overcoming challenges we can change.
I’m telling you that your challenges feel just as hard to you as ours feel to us, even though they look different. For example, fear is fear, sad is sad, frustrated is frustrated, etc., no matter who’s feeling the emotion. This is the ‘human condition that Logan talks about above. We are not alone in our challenges. We can overcome them together.”
Overcoming and Accepting Challenges
Learn more about our family and how we overcome and accept challenges on this website, as well as, on my Debbie Jorde YouTube channel. You will find videos of talks we’ve given to the general public, medical students, caseworkers of government departments, medical personnel, caregivers, and others. You will find other videos as well, such as, slide shows of Logan’s art, slideshows of photos of Heather and Logan from childhood to adult, and more.
Message from Logan
Logan wrote this message to our vlog audience about why he wanted to create this vlog:
“I spend all of my energy on creating art, chores and working hard on my mental health, to stay alive; and maybe even enjoy it some more. I’ve had profound conversations with friends, family and strangers about how much we all have in common, as it pertains to the human condition. These experiences are the foundation for why my mother and I want to do this vlog.”
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Thank you for joining our conversation by watching our first episode below, which is the introduction to our vlog!
Watch the award-winning documentary, LOGAN’S SYNDROME!
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What was Debbie’s experience giving birth to Heather and Logan?
Watch her talk!