Following a brain injury, many things seem to change in our lives. What was once familiar, now becomes foreign to us. What we were once able to do before our brain injuries, no longer seems possible. As a result, we may begin to question our once held hopes and dreams. In the process, we may find ourselves isolating and giving up the possibilities of hope and dreams. Below … [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
I wrote an article in May 2007 to share what I discovered Brain Injury, PTSD, Relationships, Denial and Moving Forward with Life. In the event that you are living with a brain injury or you are in a relationship with someone with the impact of a brain injury and ptsd, this article may be of interest to you. See the article below. A Suggestion Please read the complete … [Read more...]
For individuals who learn through watching and listening I create video presentations of my articles. To listen to and watch a video presentation of this article you may click on this link. The Difference between Ability/Capability after a Brain Injury Video Presentation Following our brain injuries, we may find that our ability to accomplish certain things has changed. … [Read more...]
Below are several quotes that helped me to stick with the process of learning to create hopes and dreams after my brain injury. Give the quotes a read and let me know if they help you too, by leaving a comment. Thank you. I have created a video presentation of this article for individuals who learn better through watching and listening. To watch and listen to this … [Read more...]
In the world in which we live we may find ourselves buying into a “fast food” or “microwave” mindset. In the process, we may have found that we do not know how to enjoy our lives. Such a mindset can lead us to believe that if “things” do not happen “quickly” that there is something wrong. In the process, we may find ourselves stuck in the past or frozen in the present. In … [Read more...]