Sometimes life can throw us curve balls, sometimes a day can take a turn that was impossible to see coming. This is life. This talk looks at how we can meet these hurdles head on and come out stronger than ever Helen Peterson is a professor of interior design at Prince Mohammed University. Her experiences both in and out of Saudi have given her a unique perspective on life and what it has to offer. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.