Ten years ago I found myself in a place I thought I had left behind, and it made me think that regardless of how far Keep Reading
I know you’re not a person, you’re my stupid brain injury, but it’s about time we had a talk. You have no idea what it’s like to live with you, and to always get messed up by you.
The first thing I’m doing, is I’m giving you a name. I’m going to call you “The Joker” from now on. You know like Batman and “The Joker”? You’re evil and diabolical, and you’ve always got this stupid grin on your face.
That name gives youKeep Reading
Thanksgiving is a warm, rewarding and life affirming part of American culture, important because it unites diverse elements of society in the self-less act of giving thanks for what we have. There are no presents. Few direct marketing campaigns. Mostly, we watch football and our families get together. Keep Reading
We’re all familiar with the term “ego”, but it’s not always something we examine in relation to brain injury. It might come as a surprise that someone would say your “ego” can be a problem after a brain injury. It also can be a revelation that our ego’s can aid usKeep Reading
There you are, on a mountaintop, alone, listening to the wind blow through the scrub brush and the mountain grasses, and all you can think about is, “Where did my friends go?” You’ve never felt so alone.Keep Reading
Forgetfulness. The ol’ memory don’t work the way it used to. Are we getting old? Yes, we are getting older, but we’ve also had a TBI.
The information we need is buried somewhere in our noggin all right, we just Keep Reading
There are some things people say that cut right to the quick, leaving you bruised and bleeding as though a cat-o-nine tails had just snapped your skin open. These are words so hurtful you can’t believe anyone would utter them, never mind that they are usually said by someone close to you, who knows you, and is supposed to care about you. What messes you up even more is that these words are supposedly said for your own good.
“Please tell me how those words are supposed to help,” you wantKeep Reading
We lose much when we experience a TBI. There are lots of small losses; skills, abilities, etc., which, together, make up a much larger loss, the loss of ourselves. While it’s necessary and important to learn and relearn things to correct those small losses in order that our lives work and we function in society, our family units, etc., we needKeep Reading
Our lives are a succession of moments, beginning with the moment we pop out of the womb, all slimy and new, and ending with the moment we take our last breath. Somewhere in between that beginning and that end, some of us experience a brain injury as a defining moment and life-changing event
Many dramatic changes occur in our lives due to our brain injury, andKeep Reading
After experiencing a brain injury and having our lives thrown into disarray and confusion, we sometimes have to look long and hard just to see anything positive. Some of us, when times are tough, find ourselves searching for a thread, any thread, just Keep Reading