On February 6, 2007, I created Second Chance to Live. Today, February 6, 2019, marks celebrating the 12 year anniversary of Second Chance to Live.
Over the past 12 years, I have written 1750 articles. I have written 10 eBooks, created 379 video and 20 slideshow presentations. During the past year I have also created 15 Posters.
Below are links to my articles, eBooks, video presentations, slideshow presentations, and posters.
In October 2009, I created a tool to empower individuals to translate Second Chance to Live into a variety of languages. Click on the below link to translate Second Chance to Live.
You may access this tool by clicking on this link:
Empowering the Individual, Not the Brain Injury
Testimonials and Endorsements
To read from several testimonies of individuals who have been impacted by Second Chance to Live.
Background of Resilience
I sustained an open and depressed skull fracture, right frontal lobe damage, a severe brain bruise with brain stem involvement. This occured in a motor vehicle accident in 1967 when I was 10 years old. I was not expected to live the night of the accident. I also was not expected to succeed beyond high school academically. I went on the obtain my undergraduate degree in 10 years and my masters degree in 3 1/2 years.
To read more about my process and journey of resilience click on this link:
I believe that there is tremendous power in identification. I believe identification, as opposed to comparison, empowers the individual.
Empowers the individual to break free from the shadows of isolation and from feelings of alienation.
Feelings of alienation from both other people and from themselves.
Below are Resources that are Shared through the Power of Identification
To date, I have written and published 1750 articles on a variety of topics to empower identification to offer peer support.
I have created 12 categories of topics, which can be read by clicking on these links:
I have created 379 video presentations of my articles.
I created video presentations of my articles to make the information available to individuals who learn through watching and listening.
To listen to and watch these video presentations on YouTube, please click on this link:
I have also created 25 slideshow presentations to offer select articles in a different format.
You may view these slideshow presentations through clicking on this link:
I have created 15 posters to share encourage and inspire. To view these posters click on this link:
I have also written and published 10 eBooks, which are free to download.
To read and download these eBooks, you may click on this link:
Click on the below links to read the PDF file of each eBook.
Below the PDF files of the eBooks are links to Download each of the eBooks for free. Click on the links and follow the instructions to download each of the eBooks.
Living with a Brain Injury, What Helped Me to Stop being my Enemy and Create a life for Myself eBook
In my desire to be of service and make the information available, I decided to offer my 10 eBooks as a free download.
To download each of the eBooks, you may click on each of the below links.
Living with a Brain Injury, What Helped Me to Stop Being my Enemy and Create a Life for Myself eBook
Using the Principles of Neuroplasticity to Create New Neural Pathways and Brain Reorganization
Increasing Our Brain’s and Our Body’s Ability and Capacity to Thrive after Brain Injury Events and Major Physical Injuries
In August 2013 a friend of mine made a video presentation of the progress that I made using the principle of neuroplasticity. Other friends have helped me to make video presentations of my progress in each year since 2013.
Below are links to YouTube presentations of the progress made using repetitive mirrored movements. To watch the progress made using the principle of neuroplasticity over the past 5 years, click on the below links.
Below is a link to a powerpoint presentation that I created and am available to present at coming conferences
Below is a link to the slideshow presentation that I created surrounding the topic of neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity, Small Successes, and Learning/Relearning Skills and Skill Sets Slideshow Presentation
National and International Impact of Second Chance to Live
You may view the list of publications and honors attributed to Second Chance to Live by clicking on this link:
Second Chance to Live has been presented as a useful resource on domestic and international websites.
To see a list of several organizations – past and present – using Second Chance to Live as a Resource may click on this link:
To be of service, Second Chance to Live has been a part of several social media platforms.
Click on the Below Link to see the resources offers on Social Media
How I Could be of Service to You, Your Organization and the Individuals whom you Serve.
I am available to provide a keynote presentation or to facilitate a workshop. I am also available to offer an inservice program to your professional and support staff.
I have been a guest on radio programs and would be available to be on your program.
In the event that you would like to include an article in your upcoming newsletter or other publication, please let me know.
To Schedule Second Chance to Live for your upcoming event, please see below.
I look forward to being of service.
You have my permission to share my articles and or video presentations with anyone you believe could benefit, however, I maintain ownership of the intellectual property AND my articles, video presentations and eBooks are not to be considered OPEN SOURCE. Please also provide a link back to Second Chance to Live. In the event that you have questions, please send those questions to me. All questions are good questions. I look forward to hearing from you. More Information: Copyright 2007 -2019.