Over the past 6 or so months the YMCA, where I workout, has been going through a renovation. These renovations began in the men’s locker room in the past couple of days. During a conversation, yesterday, another member asked me what I thought about the changes in the locker room. What came to mind for me and what I shared with him was, “Accept and Adapt”. I went on to share … [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.
Sustaining a brain injury can result in a loss of identity. As a result we may have bought into the notion that we are our brain injuries. What was once familiar to us, becomes foreign. We may have also lost our sense of significance, self-esteem and self-respect. But there is good news. Discovering our significance, self-esteem and self-respect, after a brain injury, is in … [Read more...]
In today’s article I am going to introduce the video presentation of the article: Changing the Way I think about Failure and Success. Changing the way I think about failure and success helps me to reset the way in which I pursue goals, hopes, and dreams and helps me to stop judging my efforts. I create video presentations of my articles to share the information within my … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]