I have been thinking about a very powerful principle. A principle that helps me to find freedom from limitations. A principle that helps me to step out of limitations into the abundance of possibilities. In the process, discouragement is disbanded as an illusion of lack. Apprehension is traded for hope. In the process the conceivable becomes attainable. Progress rather … [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
Through my recovery process I discovered that overcoming anxiety could occur by changing the way I looked at my experience. To share what I discovered I have written a series of articles. Below are highlighted links to articles written on specific topics that helped me to look at my experience in a different way. I would invite you to read the below article and click on the … [Read more...]
Improving our brain and body's ability through staying committed and disciplined to a program of repetitive mirrored movements will empower our ability to excel and achieve what we never dreamed possible. I share my experience with you to encourage you to begin (if you have not already started) your process of creating new neural pathways and brain reorganization through … [Read more...]
Achieving goals after experiencing a brain injury can seem overwhelming. Seem overwhelming especially when we look at the mountains that seem to be in the way of achieving those goals. As we look at the mountain, we may begin to experience some anxiety that is followed by depression. We may feel overwhelmed by the mountain. We may allow the size of the mountain to … [Read more...]
I have been thinking about the nature of life. In February 2008 I wrote the article, Living with a Brain Injury, Life and Living our Dreams. To share the contents of that article, I created a slideshow presentation. Below you may watch the slideshow presentation at your own rate and pace. “Dreams do not vanish, so long as people do not abandon them.” Phantom F. … [Read more...]