Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Thank you. Following a brain injury, once external wounds have healed; individuals can feel helpless. What was once familiar becomes foreign. Living with what is foreign can leave the individual questioning life itself. Once clear vision and dreams now are clouded. Consequently, the individual living with the impact of a brain injury can feel powerless. The concept of hope and the belief that things will get better are challenged. With what seems foreign, challenges life and questions hope; the individual may believe that they have run out of options. As a result, the individual living with the impact of a brain injury may not realize that they can do something different. Something different to empower them, not their brain injury.
Something different that will empower the individual, not the brain injury.
Something different that empowered who I am as an individual. Something different that empowered hope. Something different that cleared my vision. Something different that empowered me to follow my dreams. Something different that empowered my mind, body, spirit and emotions. Over the course of the past month, I worked on and completed 4 projects. I completed these projects with the intent of offering what I have learned over the course of the past 30 years through my recovery process. I completed these projects with the intent to share my experience, strength, and hope in such a way that would offer easy access. To share what has helped me to create a good life for myself. To share what has helped me to discover that I am more than my brain injury.
Through my recovery process, I discovered three things that changed my life as an individual living with the impact of a brain injury. What I discovered helped me to realize my power. What I discovered helped me to realize that I had other options. What I discovered helped me to realize that I could change my perspective. What I discovered helped me to realize that I could exercise and experience a new freedom. Through staying committed to myself by building self-esteem, growing in self-acceptance, learning to create hope in my life and celebrating success. By committing myself to an ongoing recovery process, discovering my purpose, fulfilling my dreams and knowing peace. By learning to have relationships, overcome bullying and through gaining peer support.
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Empower the Individual, Not the Brain Injury
12 Brain Injury Peer Support Categories, 295 Video Presentations for Brain Injury Peer Support, Article Links Contained within 12 Brain Injury Peer Support Categories and the Global Brain Injury Peer Support Network — Empowering the Individual, Not the Brain Injury
In the last 2 1/2 years, I have written 10 eBooks. These 10 eBooks are free for download.
May what I share my experience, strength and hope give you the courage to realize that you have more power than you may now realize. May what I share my experience, strength and hope help you to realize that you have other choices and options as an individual. May what I share help you to exercise those choices and options to empower your life. May what I share my experience, strength and hope empower you in your mind, body, spirit and emotions. May what I share empower you to exercise and experience freedom.
May what I share through my articles, video presentations, and eBooks empower you to live your hope and follow your dreams.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson
“You and I are not our brain injury, as some may lead us to believe. Our brain injury is an event that happened in our lives. The event does not define who we are as individuals. We define who we are and what we become in life. We can respect, but no longer give power to our brain injury.” Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA
“Regardless of your lot in life, you can build something beautiful on it.” Zig Ziglar
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do” Steve Jobs
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