Living with limitations can leave you and I believing that we are stupid. That we are less than and insignificant because we do not fit into a prescribed "mold". How Did this Happen to Me In life you may have sustained a debilitating illness or you may have been in an accident that has left you with a disability or disabilities. These disabilities and limitations may … [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
In this article I would like to speak to, Everyone is a Genius, But if You Judge a...with respect to creative genius. In my experience I have found that creative genius is not limited because of limitation (s). Let me explain below. "Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb trees, it will live it's whole life believing that it is stupid." … [Read more...]
Yesterday, August 11 marked the 51st anniversary (August 11, 1967) of the accident that left me with an open skull fracture, right frontal lobe damage, a severe brain bruise with brainstem involvement. I remained in a coma for 3 weeks. I was 10 years old at the time. I also remained in traction for 6-7 weeks to set my left femur which fractured as I went up and over my Dad's … [Read more...]
Creating dreams and experiencing destinies can be likened to the individual pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Creating dreams and experiencing destinies can be likened to the individual threads of a tapestry. Below is a brief introduction to the article from which this slideshow presentation has been created. The puzzle is made up of individual pieces, that by themselves … [Read more...]
Last year I wrote the article, Living with the Impact of a Brain Injury and Asking, "Why Me?". I then created a video presentation of the article to offer the information for people who learn through watching and listening. Today, I finished creating a slideshow presentation of a revised version of the article. To watch the slideshow presentation of the revised article, you … [Read more...]