I'm doing what people do when they turn 65. I'm retiring. So, for all of you who know me as well as those of you who don't, I am officially announcing my retirement from being disabled. "How can you do this?" some may ask. In fact, I can hear a few of you asking that question right now. Well, I'll tell you, I gave it some thought, and what I focused on was the idea ... Read On
This TBI Survivor Doesn’t Care How You Talk to Me
At some point during this 43 year "trip" I've spent living with a brain injury, I got fed up: too much of my mental energy was being spent getting frustrated and angry because of things other people said to me. That was the moment I decided that I should not allow my mental health or my well being be dependent on the words of others. I saw that no matter how much I tried to ... Read On
Great Job, All You TBI Survivors!!!
We struggle so much and we all need that occasional good word; that boost of confidence that comes when someone acknowledges you. Many times during the first two to three years after my brain injury I found myself stuck; unable to move. I was paralyzed. The world seemed to be angry with me, punishing me for something I didn't do. I was always butting my head up against ... Read On
Starting the New Year Off with NO DOUBT!!
Wouldn't it be something to start the New Year off without that nagging, ever-present feeling of doubt? Just think what life would be like without those voices in our heads questioning and second guessing every decision we make? It's true that one of the fiercest battles we, as TBI survivors, find ourselves engaged in, is the battle against doubt. After a Brain Injury, self ... Read On