Living with the impact of a brain injury can have the effect of stripping away our hope. Living with the impact of a brain injury can have the effect of taking away our power. But there is good news. What has been stripped away can be created and owned.
We can create hope. We can own our power. We can create a good life.
There is good news, despite what you may have been told or what you may be believing about yourself.
The good news is that we can create hope after a brain injury.
The good news is that our brain injuries do not have to limit our hope.
The good news is that our brain injuries do not have to limit our power.
The good news is that a brain injury does not have to limit your or my ability to pursue our hopes.
The good news is that we can follow our dreams and live the life that we have imagined.
The good news is that we can create a good life for ourselves.
The good news is that we can make life work, in ways that work for us.
The good news is that we can excel and be successful in our chosen fields of service.
Following my brain injury at the age of 10 in 1967 and for many years hope was repeatedly stripped away from me. In the process of hope being stripped away from me, I felt as though I had little power. Hope for the future and power to affect my well-being and my quality of life. Little by little my self-acceptance and self-esteem crumbled under disappointment. My sense of hopelessness and lack of power continued until I reached a point in time. A point in time when I could no longer deny the impact of my brain injury. A point in time when I stopped trying to be a person not impacted by a brain injury.
With my awareness, came the realization that I could stop fighting against myself. With my awareness came the realization that I could look at hope in a different way. In a way that I could work in partnership with hope. With the change in the way that I looked at hope, I discovered that I could change the way that I looked at empowerment. With the change in the way that I looked at empowerment, I began to realize that I could own my power. With these realizations, I discovered that I could create a good life for myself while living with the impact of a brain injury.
Several days ago I wrote an article to share what I discovered that helped me to regain hope in my life. To share what I discovered that helped me to realize and own my power after my severe brain injury (open skull fracture) which I sustained in a car accident when I was 10 years old in 1967. I wrote the article to offer a comprehensive way to access links to each of the 1585 articles, 309 video presentations, and 8 eBooks. The articles: Resources for Gaining Hope and Owning Our Power after a Brain Injury.
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