You may think that your life is inadequate. That your life has fallen short of being enough to matter. That your life does not contribute with value and significance. “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” Helen Keller "Those who … [Read more...]
Building Self-Esteem after Brain Injury
Self-esteem is slowly stripped away following a brain injury. The individual often find that their relationships have changed. The relationship they had with people and the relationship that they had with themselves. What was once familiar, may now seem foreign. What was once a way to build a sense of self may no longer work. As a result the individual living with a brain injury may have a difficult time relating to themselves and to other people. Articles in this category are written to help the individual living with a brain injury to re-build a relationship with themselves.
In the process of rebuilding a relationship with ourselves we gain a sense of self. In the process, we create our new sense of what it means to esteem ourselves. As we build a relationship with ourselves and gain a sense of self we gain the power to follow our dreams. Follow our dreams in ways that work for us. In the process we learn how to relate to other people in ways that work for us. In the process, we build self-esteem. Although our relationships may have changed, we discover the value of having a relationship with ourselves.
Today, I finished creating my newest slideshow presentation, Resentments, The Power of Forgiveness and Setting Ourselves Free Slideshow Presentation. “Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner!” Max Lucado “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” Carrie Fisher “Bitterness and … [Read more...]
Brain Injury — Why do I Feel so Misunderstood and Shunned Slide Show Presentation Episode 348 I would invite you to watch and share this 4:43-minute slideshow presentation. To watch the Slideshow, click on > (Play) button in the bottom left corner of the Slideshow https://youtu.be/yqjvQz6vqh0 In the event that you would like to read the complete … [Read more...]
A question to consider,"Has Drama Replaced Living One Piece at a Time with Depression?" In many families where ongoing conflict persists, a heightened tolerance for emotional pain ensues. Denial then, rather than resolution, becomes the goal to avoid the pain. In the process, the individual becomes addicted to the ensuing drama. Drama then unknowingly becomes the way in … [Read more...]
Resentment, the Power of Forgiveness and Setting Ourselves Free “Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner!” Max Lucado Last night I attended a support group meeting the topic of forgiveness was tabled for discussion. I listened to what people shared and when it came time for me to share I shared my perspective. In my … [Read more...]