If you have not already read Part 1 and Part 2 of this article, please do so at this time by clicking on these links: Part 1 and Part 2. Ability to Own My Power in my Ongoing Brain Injury Recovery Process Strategies for Discovering Our New Normal after a Brain Injury Strategies that have Given me the Ability to Own My Power in my Ongoing Brain Injury Recovery … [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
If You have not already read Part 1 of this article, please do so before reading Part 2, by clicking on this link: Discovering a “New Normal” after Experiencing a Brain Injury Part 1 Brain Injury, Re-birth and New Normal Re-birthing, Re-framing and Seeing My Life’s Experience in a New Way after my Brain Injury While answering the professional working within the brain … [Read more...]
I recently was interviewed by a professional who works within the brain injury industry. During the interview, he asked 26 questions. Among the questions, he asked me, "What comes to mind when you hear the term 'new normal' after experiencing a brain injury?". Below is the answer to that question with details. Because of the length of the article, I divided the article into 3 … [Read more...]
As individuals living with brain injuries we are in the process of trying to figure out how to live our lives and what works for us. Because we are in the process of figuring out how to live our lives, we may feel vulnerable. In our vulnerability, we may find ourselves guessing at what is normal. In the process of trying to sort things out, we may find ourselves questioning … [Read more...]
This video Presentation is the 375th video presentation that I have created to offer the information within my articles to individuals who learn through watching and listening. For a list of links to all of my video presentations, click on this link: 375 Video Presentations. Following our brain injuries, we may find that our ability to accomplish certain things has … [Read more...]