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A Rescuing Hug

As I was clicking around on the Internet I came across an article that was so inspiring to me, I couldn’t help but share it. It’s an article written by Nancy Sheehan about two premature twin sisters.

“Two twin sisters were born October 17, 1995. They were born 12 weeks ahead of their scheduled due date,” replied Sheehan.  At that time, standard hospital procedure was to place preemie twins in separate incubators to reduce the risk of infection in hopes to save their lives.

“Kyrie, the larger sister quickly began gaining weight and sleeping calmly, however Brielle couldn’t keep up with her. She struggled with breathing and was experiencing bad heart rate problems. She wasn’t gaining weight, and the oxygen level in her blood was so low she was likely to not make it,” wrote Sheehan.

Brielle soon went into critical condition. She began gasping for breath, her skin turned bluish-gray. She got the hiccups, a dangerous sign that her sweet little body was under a lot of stress.

Nurse, Gayle Kasparian was running out of options of how to save Brielle, so she went against the odds and did something that was unheard of at that time period.

Kasparian, place the stronger twin in the same incubator as Brielle. As soon as Brielle felt her sister beside her she called down, and within minutes her blood oxygen readings were the best they had ever been. As Brielle began to calmly fall asleep Kyrie wrapped her tiny little arm around her sibling, which helped stabilize her as she slept.

As emotional as this story is, I couldn’t help but think of how it applies to our everyday lives personally and professionally.

Personally, I can think of so many times when I have just felt completely suffocated by the weight of the world. There have been countless times when I have experienced my own “hiccups” symbolizing myself undergoing a lot of stress just trying to survive. Similar to Brielle, I crave the need of a “Rescuing Hug” at times. Whether it’s from friends, family, mentors, a verse, or inspirational quote. We all at times need to be rescued.


Here are some of the rescue hugs in my life:

Professionally, every company needs someone to give them a rescuing hug from time to time. This is what I love about Catch Your Limit! Everyone here at CYL is fun and inspirational. We are ready to give every company or client that walks through our door a rescuing hug. We understand, we love to listen and advise those in need.





We at Catch Your Limit Consulting are passionate people.

We guide our clients in the pursuit to catch their limit.

The people we touch find joy in being challenged, stimulated and encouraged to feel a part of and challenged, stimulated and encouraged to feel a part of and accountable for their mutual success.

Catch Your  Limit is about people paying attention to people… about the power of good ideas that passionate, motivated, fully energized people can generate.

We strive to create working environments where you can discover and develop y our capabilities and potentials, support each other every step of the way, celebrate your successes, learn from your failures and never forget how to play.

The only thing off limits at Catch Your Limit is making excuses.



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