Through my process and journey, I discovered something that got in my way. Got in the way of achieving goals. What I discovered may also help you to discover what may be getting in your way. Getting in your way of achieving goals. What I Discovered What I discovered revealed to me that I had a mindset that kept getting in my way. A mindset that kept me focused on what … [Read more...]
Building Self-Esteem after Brain Injury
Self-esteem is slowly stripped away following a brain injury. The individual often find that their relationships have changed. The relationship they had with people and the relationship that they had with themselves. What was once familiar, may now seem foreign. What was once a way to build a sense of self may no longer work. As a result the individual living with a brain injury may have a difficult time relating to themselves and to other people. Articles in this category are written to help the individual living with a brain injury to re-build a relationship with themselves.
In the process of rebuilding a relationship with ourselves we gain a sense of self. In the process, we create our new sense of what it means to esteem ourselves. As we build a relationship with ourselves and gain a sense of self we gain the power to follow our dreams. Follow our dreams in ways that work for us. In the process we learn how to relate to other people in ways that work for us. In the process, we build self-esteem. Although our relationships may have changed, we discover the value of having a relationship with ourselves.
Building self-esteem and finding purpose after a traumatic brain injury are both important topics that members of our community are discussing. Several days ago I shared a list of 12 topics that could be discussed in our Facebook community — Building Your Life After Traumatic Brain Injury. Several members in our community suggested that self-esteem and finding purpose … [Read more...]
Several days ago I shared a list of 12 topics that could be discussed in our Facebook community -- Building Your Life After Traumatic Brain Injury. Several members in our community suggested that self-esteem and finding purpose after traumatic brain injury would be great topics for discussion. If you have not joined our community, I would invite you to do so at this … [Read more...]
Over the past 6 or so months the YMCA, where I workout, has been going through a renovation. These renovations began in the men’s locker room in the past couple of days. During a conversation, yesterday, another member asked me what I thought about the changes in the locker room. What came to mind for me and what I shared with him was, “Accept and Adapt”. I went on to share … [Read more...]
Sustaining a brain injury can result in a loss of identity. As a result we may have bought into the notion that we are our brain injuries. What was once familiar to us, becomes foreign. We may have also lost our sense of significance, self-esteem and self-respect. But there is good news. Discovering our significance, self-esteem and self-respect, after a brain injury, is in … [Read more...]