Living with a brain injury can leave us feeling isolated and alienated. Isolated and alienated from ourselves and other people. The impact of the Covid-19 virus intensify these feelings of isolation and alienation as we are “cut” off from other people. Recently I was asked a question in a comment in our Building Your Life after Traumatic Brain Injury Facebook … [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.
Several days ago I created a poster, Letting Go of Things that I can Not Change, Opens Doors Poster. Today I would like to speak to the question, “So what to do after letting go of what can not be changed?” Through my experience, I have discovered that letting go of the things that I can not change does not mean that I am helpless. It means that they no longer work … [Read more...]
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. As I examine my brain injury awareness, I realize that I need to ask myself several questions. Is having the awareness of my brain injury enough or is there more to life? As I examine this question, I become aware of a choice. A choice that determines whether I will become bitter or better because of the awareness of my brain injury. The … [Read more...]
Several days ago I wrote the article, Being Mistreated by Someone Close to Us after a Brain Injury. Today, I am creating a video presentation of the article to share the information with individuals who learn through watching and listening. Below is a brief introduction to the article, followed by the presentation of the full article. Recently, I received a comment in … [Read more...]
Learning how to live and thrive, much less to find our superpower(s) after a traumatic brain injury can be very difficult. What was once easy to accomplish, now becomes time-consuming and energy-draining. As a result, we may experience frustration, become discouraged and be tempted to give up. Give up on discovering and learning how to use our "superpower". Use our superpower … [Read more...]