February 6, 2014, will mark the 7 year anniversary since I created Second Chance to Live. During my journey, I have written a total of 1303 articles for Second Chance to Live. To view a list of the articles that I have written and published on Second Chance to Live, please visit my Site Map for my Articles. Here is a link to my Site Map for my Articles. My Site Map for my Articles contains a list of the titles of the articles that I have written. By clicking on the individual title of the article, the article will open for you on Second Chance to Live.
On July 29, 2011, I created a YouTube channel to begin creating video presentations for individuals who learn better through watching and listening, instead of by reading. To date, I have created 290 video presentations for my Second Chance to Live 2dogbull YouTube channel. A list of these video presentations can be found on my Site Map for my You Tube Video presentations by clicking on the following link Site Map for my You Tube video presentations. Within my Site Map for my video presentations, there is a list of the video presentations that I have created.
Recently I was a guest speaker at 2 different conferences: Alaska Peer Partnership Conference and the Embracing Life and Living Well after Traumatic Brain Injury Conference. A few comments that I received from my participation in these 2 conferences were:
“While listening to Craig a light bulb went off regarding my son who experienced a TBI (unknown to me) in middle school and something that may help him” and “I was extremely impressed how he showed us how the determination is usually all it takes. I appreciate your story tremendously” and “I learned more about individuals with brain injuries” and “keep after your goal”.
“Extremely inspirational, grateful for the entire workshop. Didn’t feel like going & I feel completely uplifted by the experience with Craig”, “I have read Craig’s blog for years. Thank you for bringing him to the conference. He is amazing and very uplifting.”, “He shared his point of view on many levels so that various people could understand”, “Very caring speaker”, “A wonderful story of hope!”, “Craig has lived his subject and has a persisted-good message to impart” and “A very inspiring speaker!”
I was a keynote speaker at the Southwest Conference on Disability 2013 with the University of New Mexico. I spoke on October 9, 2013, to approximately 500 -600 individuals.
Testimonials / Endorsements from my Keynote Presentation at the Southwest Conference on Disability 2013
Niketa P. Sheth, MPA
Senior Vice President, Quality of Life
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
I met Craig at the 2013 Southwest Conference on Disability, where he spoke as one of the keynote speakers for the conference. His remarkable words of inspiration moved hundreds of individuals in the room. Craig has an impressive ability to share his personal experience in a way that just about anyone can relate. His remarks brought strength and motivation to many in the audience. Craig has also invested much time and effort in creating many resources for individuals. I admire Craig’s dedication to inspire our community through his work with Second Chance to Live.
Rolf B. Gainer, PhD
Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital
Craig Phillips is an exceptional person who has constructed his life to help others. I had the privilege to meet Craig, in person, at the Southwest Disability Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in October 2013 where he was a keynote speaker. I had known Craig prior to that conference through his website and on-line presence where we had the opportunity to interact and learn about his work. What is impressive about Craig is his forthright manner about discussing his brain injury, it impacts on his life and his devotion to helping others through Second Chance to Live. Craig has written a blog on our NeuroNotes which has brought his work to others living with brain injury.
And one more Endorsement:
Craig’s message is universal. “You can find your way thru tragedy and build a new life.” It may not be the life you had before, but Craig’s message of hope, empowerment, and love can help you discover your second chance to live – and live well. I am grateful for Craig’s beautiful writings. They inspire me and bring me comfort. As a speaker, Craig, speaks from the heart and is a living testament to his message. I am honored to know and learn from Craig Phillips.
Viki Kind, MA – January 18, 2014, 4:58 pm Bioethicist and author of The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t http://www.KindEthics.com and http://www.TheCaregiversPath.com
On January 6, 2015, I published my 1st eBook: Living with a Brain Injury e-Book — Putting the Pieces in Place — 60 Video Presentations
On January 12, 2015, after 3 years in the planning; I published my 2nd eBook: Being Your Own Hero through Overcoming Adversity — Tools for Rebuilding Your Life eBook
To see a list of several organizations – past and present – using Second Chance to Live as a Resource, please click on the following link: Resources
To empower individuals whose primary language is not English, I have created a tool. I have named the tool, Easy Translator into Your Language. This tool can be accessed by clicking on the following link, Translator. By using this tool, Second Chance to Live can be converted into these languages.
During the past 7 years, Second Chance to Live has been of service and met a unique need, both nationally and internationally. To see some of the ways that Second Chance to Live has been of service, please click on the following highlighted links. Thank you.
I want to thank you for being a friend of Second Chance to Live. I look forward to being of service to you and your family. In the event that I can be of service, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you. I will say so long for now, but before I do let me share some of my favorite quotes with you. As you read these quotes, may you be encouraged to follow your dreams, to trust the process, a loving God and yourself. Be encouraged my friend, more will be revealed to us in time. Be encouraged my friend, our circumstances are not meant to keep us down, but they are meant to build us up.
“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the live that you have imagined…you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
“Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you only have an extemporaneous half-possession…Do that which is assigned to you, and you can not hope too much or dare too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You don’t have to be a person of influence to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things that they have taught me.” Scott Adams — American Cartoonist
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