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...]
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.
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...]
In my experience, I have found that my circumstances are always teaching me lessons, if I am willing to learn. Recently, due to matters that are out of my control, I re-learned several lessons through the struggle of my expectations. In my article, Some Lessons Learned through the Struggle of My Expectations, I shared several lessons that my circumstances and expectations … [Read more...]
To watch and listen to the video presentation of the article, you may click on this link: Loving Ourselves Unconditionally after a Brain Injury Video Presentation Learning to love ourselves unconditionally after a brain injury can be challenging. Yesterday, in one of my daily meditations, I read the below entry. In the process, I was encouraged. The entry gives me a … [Read more...]
At the end of March 2017, I had the opportunity to give a keynote presentation at the 11th Annual NKY TBI Conference. Several days ago, on May 14th 2017, I received the evaluation results from individuals who attended my keynote presentation. Several days ago I wrote an article to share the evaluation results with my readers. In my interest to share the information with … [Read more...]