In the event that you are considering attending college, university or graduate school after a brain injury the lessons that I learned may benefit you. On Donna ODonnell Figurski radio program, "Another Fork in the Road - College After Brain Injury - Juliet Madsen & Karen Dickerson" aired on Brain Injury Radio on August 6, 2017 I shared these lessons. My Process and … [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 hope you are doing well today. Below is a link to the Power Point presentation given at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 11, 2017. Experiencing a Second Chance to Live after a Brain Injury I am a master's degree rehabilitation counselor. I have been living with the impact of a traumatic brain injury since August 1967, for nearly 50 years. To … [Read more...]
Events that Led to My Experiencing Financial Insecurity and How I Found Freedom from Financial Insecurity In my experience, I grew up with an invisible disability. I was subsequently unaware of the impact that the invisible disability was having on my financial security. For many years I had the experience of getting and losing jobs, both non-professional and professional … [Read more...]