On August 11, 2021, I will be speaking on the topic of “Understanding the Impact of Invisible Disabilities Acceptance and Creating Our New Normal Presentation” through Zoom to the North Dakota Brain Injury Network in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Here is a link to the outline of the presentation Understanding the Impact of Invisible Disabilities Acceptance and Creating Our New … [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.
In 2019, I had my Dr. check my A1C. The results showed that my A1C was slightly above normal and a concern. Normal is below 5.7. Prediabetes is between 5.7.--6. 5. Diabetes is above 6.5. In 2020, my A1C increased several more points. In May 2021, my A1C results increased several more points. A1C Explained A1C is a blood test to determine prediabetes or diabetes, … [Read more...]
Through my process and on my journey, I discovered a very valuable and life changing lesson. A lesson that empowered (s) my ability to make sense of what made little sense to me. A lesson that helped me to begin to gather ingredients to build a good life after my brain injury. To read the full article, from which this video presentation is made, click on this link: … [Read more...]
To share these quotes with individuals who learn through watching and listening I created this video presentation. Below are 52 quotes that inspire, encourage and motivate me. To own my power, to pursue my purpose, in ways that work for me. To read the full article click on this link: 52 Quotes that Inspire Me to Own My Power to Pursue my Purpose To watch … [Read more...]
On June 25, 2021, I will be speaking on the topic of, “I Am More than My Brain Injury” through Zoom to the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina Brain Injury Support Group Leaders Annual Workshop in Columbia, South Carolina. Here is a link to the outline to the presentation: “I Am More than My Brain Injury" Zoom Presentation Overcoming a Learned … [Read more...]