by Mary Lynne Knighten. The sudden and unexpected nature of traumatic events can upend an individual’s life, leading to feelings of grief and loss and creating obstacles that are difficult to overcome. “A major crisis caused by a traumatic event often presents the opportunity for a turning point in a person’s life,” writes author Mary Lynne Knighten. It is a difficulty which has to be overcome if we’re to continue living life in a satisfactory way. In this new CareNote, she urges readers to see a crisis not as an ending, but as a starting point and to unearth hidden strengths on the road to recovery.