To watch a 4-minute slide show that is made from this article, click on this link: https://youtu.be/mnjgNH9qVKQ Through my recovery process, I discovered that my drive to be perfect hindered my willingness to take risks. In the process, I discovered that perfectionism fueled my fear of failure. With my Awareness I discovered that I was being driven by 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
For individuals interested, send me a friend request at: https://www.facebook.com/SecondChancetoLive To watch a 2 minute slide show highlighting the key points in this article, click on this link: Slide Show On October 1, 2017 I received a message from Facebook that I had been blocked from posting to Facebook groups. This decision seemed odd as I have been posting/sharing … [Read more...]
To watch a 1-minute slide presentation with the key points, click on this link: Slide Show Several weeks ago I received a question from a friend, “How do we get past a victim mentality(victim hood))? I keep getting pulled back in!” I have been thinking about that question and want to share some thoughts. First of all, I want to say thank you for asking the question. I … [Read more...]
The good news is that regardless of our disability we can improve our brain and bodies ability to thrive. The good news is that by improving our brain and bodies ability to thrive (in the process) we will achieve what we never dreamed possible. Introduction I sustained an open/depressed skull fracture and a severe traumatic brain injury when I was 10 years old in 1967 in an … [Read more...]
My hope is that if you have given up on hope, that this article will help you to have a new experience with hope. An empowering relationship with hope that will encourage you to follow your dreams. Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. In December 2014 I wrote the article, Do I want to be right or Do I want to be … [Read more...]