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 14 Posters. Below are links to my articles, … [Read more...]
Brain Injury Recovery -- An Ongoing Process
Recovery from a brain injury is an ongoing process. Once external wounds have healed brain injuries many times become invisible. Because of the invisible nature of brain injuries, denial often interferes in the recovery process. One's own denial and the denial of family and friends. Many times the brain injury survivor finds themselves isolated and alone because of changes. Changes that are out of their control. Changes that are often hard to identify. In this category, I will share what helped me to begin to understand. I share what helped me to begin to accept myself when other people couldn't or wouldn't accept me. Accept me in new reality. As I began to recover I began to realize that I did not have to limit myself because of my limitations.
In this category I go on to share what has helped me to continue to recovery. Recover from the impact of living with a brain injury and an invisible disability for nearly 49 years. In my experience, as I grew in my recovery process, I grew in hope. May what I share in this category and through out Second Chance to Live help you in your process to also grow in hope. With hope, we can live our dreams. With hope we can accomplish what we never dreamed possible. Our brain injuries do not have to define who we are as individuals. Our limitations do not have to limit us. In this category I share articles that have helped to empower me in my ongoing brain injury recovery process.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with the 1st step. Once we start walking, before long we will be able to see how far we have come in our process, because we did not give up." Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA
Riddle: How do you eat an elephant? Answer: One bite at a time.
"If you advance confidently in the direction of your dream and endeavor to live the life that you have imagined...you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." Henry David Thoreau
Several days ago I wrote the article, Brain Injury and Being the Best We Can be, Just For Today. Today I am offering a video presentation of the article for individuals who learn through watching and listening. Click on this link to listen to and watch the video presentation of the article: Brain Injury and Being the Best We Can be, Just For Today Video Presentation. In … [Read more...]
For many years I focused on what I could not do, instead of focusing on what I could do. Instead of realizing that I could focus on being the best I can be, just for today. You see, I felt a tremendous amount of shame for not being enough. For not getting it right "now", not realizing that I had a learning disability. A learning disability that takes me longer to … [Read more...]
Several days ago I wrote the article, Living with the Impact of a Brain Injury and Finding Our Identity. Today I created a video presentation of the article to share the information with individuals who learn through watching and listening. To watch and listen to the video presentation of the article, click on this link: Living with the Impact of a Brain Injury and Finding … [Read more...]
For many years after sustaining my brain injury I lived in denial. Denial of the impact of my brain injury and the invisible nature of my disability. In the process, (little did I know) that I took on the identity of my brain injury and my invisible disability. Consequently, I blamed myself for the difficulties that I experienced for many years. In the process of blaming … [Read more...]