Through out my life time I have experienced adversity in my mind, body, spirit and emotions. Through the adversity in my mind, body, spirit and emotions I have sought solutions. Solutions to enhance my quality of life and well-being. In the process, I discovered how my mind, body, spirit and emotions were responding / reacting to adversity. Through becoming aware I developed strategies to address, face and overcome adversity in my mind, body, spirit and emotions. on February 6, 2007 I began to share what I learned through Second Chance to Live.
Below are links to categories of articles in which I share what have helped me to address, face and overcome adversity in my life. I would invite you to click on each of the below links. Clicking on the below links will open a page. After the page has opened, scroll down the page to see a list of article titles on the topic. Click on the desired title and the link will open for you. Although the categories have brain injury in each of the categories, the information contained with in the articles in each category can benefit anyone. The information shared is universal, not specific to brain injuries.
By understanding the impact of adversity on my mind, body, spirit and emotions, I have been given the gift and the ability to face and overcome adversity in my life. By facing, addressing and overcoming adversity, I have been able to create a good life for myself.
By understanding how adversity impacts my mind, body, spirit and emotions I have been able to develop strategies to grow stronger in my mind, body, spirit and emotions. As I have grown stronger in my mind, body, spirit and emotions I have developed strategies to improve my relationship with myself. As I have improved my relationship with myself, I have been able to create a good life for myself. In the process, I have grown in my ability to trust, keep the focus on myself and be of service to a loving God and the individuals He brings into my life.
Article and Video Presentation Categories
- Creating Hope following a Brain Injury
- Brain Injury Recovery — An Ongoing Process
- Building Self-Esteem after Brain Injury
- Finding and Knowing Peace after Brain Injury
- Self-Acceptance after a Brain Injury
- Finding Purpose after a Brain Injury
- Fulfilling Dreams after Brain Injury
- Overcoming Bullying after Brain Injury
- Relationships Following a Brain Injury
- Celebrating Success following Brain Injury
- Peer Support after Brain Injury — We are Not Alone
- My Journey Living with Brain Injury
During the past 17 years I have used principles of repetitive mirrored movements on the dominant and non-dominant sides of my body. I have done so 4-5 times a week to increase my brains capacity to create new neural pathways and brain reorganization. Several months ago I wrote an article to share the benefits gained and encourage using the principles of neuroplasticity. Here is a link to that article: Neuroplasticity, Small Successes and Learning / Relearning Skill Sets. On August 22, 2014 I gave a demonstration to a group of interested parties on how using repetitive body movements has empowered my ability to use both my dominant and non-dominant sides of my body. I have used different martial art disciplines to improve a wide range of skills.
To watch the demonstration of the 1 minute and 50 second presentation, please click on this link: Benefits of Neuroplasticity — My Journey and Development using Martial Art Styles
Below are several testimonies and endorsements concerning what how Second Chance to Live has been a benefit.
Viki Kind, MA Bioethicist and author of The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t
“Craig’s message is universal. “You can find your way thru tragedy and build a new life.” It may not be the life you had before, but Craig’s message of hope, empowerment and love can help you discover your second chance to live – and live well. I am grateful for Craig’s beautiful writings. They inspire me and bring me comfort. As a speaker, Craig, speaks from the heart and is a living testament to his message. I am honored to know and learn from Craig Phillips.”
Niketa P. Sheth, MPA
Senior Vice President, Quality of Life
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
“I met Craig at the 2013 Southwest Conference on Disability, where he spoke as one of the keynote speakers for the conference. His remarkable words of inspiration moved hundreds of individuals in the room. Craig has an impressive ability to share his personal experience in a way that just about anyone can relate. His remarks brought strength and motivation to many in the audience. Craig has also invested much time and effort in creating many resources for individuals. I admire Craig’s dedication to inspire our community through his work with Second Chance to Live.”
Tracey Anne Miller, at The Miller Family Foundation (on the rise)
“Craig, I wish to thank you from my heart in reaching out to me well over a year ago! A “reach out” from a survivor to a family member in need and connecting me to some amazing people in our community that is growing rapidly in support! Your story has inspired me, your recovery has inspired me, your advocacy has inspired me, your compassion and love has inspired me, and your passion to help others has inspired me. I am truly grateful and honored to be connected with you and look forward to growth in this community world-wide! My Blessings to you and yours!”
You have my permission to share my articles and or video presentations with anyone you believe could benefit, however, please attribute me as being the author of the article (s) video presentation (s), and provide a link back to the article (s) on Second Chance to Live. In the event that you have questions, please send those questions to me. All questions are good questions. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you. Copyright 2016.