Is the Group that You are In Hurting You? — Are you being Bullied? was originally written in April 2013 and divided into 3 parts. Below is the article in it’s entirety. I wrote the article to share what helped me to recognize when I was/am being bullied. I wrote the article to share what helps me to recognize if a group, organization, church or other venue is good for … [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
As both a traumatic brain injury survivor and a masters degree rehabilitation counselor I believe that an ongoing brain injury recovery process needs to involve the individual's mind, body, soul, spirit and emotions. In these 10 eBooks I share what has helped me to recover in my mind, body, soul, spirit and emotions over the course of the past 30 years. To watch the … [Read more...]
Several years ago, I decided to create 12 Peer Support Categories. I decided to create these categories to house articles, video and slideshow presentations to address topics within each of these categories. Overcoming Bullying, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Self-Esteem, Ongoing Process, Success, Hope, Experiencing Peace, Purpose, My Journey and We are Not Alone To offer … [Read more...]
Today, February 6, 2018 marks the 11th year anniversary of Second Chance to Live. If you are not familiar with my process my traumatic brain injury (open and depressed skull fracture, right frontal lobe dame, a severe brain bruise with brain stem involvement and a left femur (thigh bone) fracture occurred in 1967 in a motor vehicle accident. I remained in a coma for 3 weeks … [Read more...]