Following a brain injury, we may find that the skills that once came naturally to us, now are difficult to achieve. But there is good news. We no longer have to limit ourselves. The contents of the slideshow can benefit anyone as they seek to enhance their coordination, agility, balance, and focus. Below is a link to my newest slideshow. Please watch and share the slideshow … [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
Following our brain injuries, we may ask, "Who am I after My Brain Injury? In today's slideshow, Who am I after My Brain Injury? Slideshow Presentation I share what helped me to answer that question. I would invite you to watch and share this 4:32-minute slideshow, by clicking on the below picture. To read the article from which this slideshow presentation is … [Read more...]
Recently, I began creating slideshow presentations using the video creation platform, Lumen 5. Below is one of those slideshows presentations: Surviving a Brain Injury — Will I ever Feel Normal? Again Slideshow Presentation I would invite you to watch this 4:38-minute presentation by clicking the start arrow. Please also feel free to share the slideshow presentation with … [Read more...]
Several weeks ago I began creating short slideshow presentations of selected articles from Second Chance to Live to share key points within those articles. I am using a video creation platform called Lumen 5 to create these slideshow presentations. Below are titles of the articles, links to the short slide show presentations, the slide shows length and links to the complete … [Read more...]
To watch a 3-minute slide show of this presentation, click on this link: https://youtu.be/i2FeKaUM5Tc Several years ago, I decided to create 12 Topic Categories to contain the articles and video presentations written and created for Second Chance to Live. Below is a list of the 12 Categories with links to those Categories. Click on the desired category link and the category … [Read more...]