Living with a traumatic brain injury faces us with many decisions. In today’s article I would like to share a decision that changed my life. A decision that helped me to break free the notion that my life was stuck. That my life was linked and limited and to what I could not change. Break free from the belief that I could do nothing to change the course of my life. A … [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 a traumatic brain injury strengthening our mind, body, and spirit becomes an important part of our ongoing recovery process. Through a commitment to that process doors open to us. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Helen Keller And as we … [Read more...]
Living with the impact of a traumatic brain injury and an invisible disability can leave us feeling abandoned. Abandoned from our hopes and dreams. Abandoned by other people. Abandoned by ourselves. Several days ago I wrote the article, Traumatic Brain Injury, Invisible Disabilities and Abandonment. To share the information in the in a visual and audio format I am creating a … [Read more...]
Living with the impact of a traumatic brain injury and an invisible disability can leave us feeling abandoned. Abandoned from our hopes and dreams. Abandoned by other people. Abandoned by ourselves. I also created a video presentation of this article. You may watch and listen to this presentation by clicking on this link: Traumatic Brain Injury, Invisible Disabilities, and … [Read more...]
Several days ago I wrote Acceptance after Brain Injury Not Resignation to a Second Rate. Today I am creating a video presentation of the article to make the information available. Available for individuals who learn through watching and listening. Below is a brief introduction to the article Below is the video presentation Today, I would like to share some very … [Read more...]