As I watched "Nothing Else Matters" - Oona BROWN & Gage BROWN skate to @Metallica & @Marlisa" presentation, I saw creativity. Creativity channeled through movement and expression. Creativity channeled as they danced to the music. As I listened to the music as they danced, I was drawn by the energy of their expression. The expressions revealed they were having fun. Fun … [Read more...]
Creating Hope following Brain Injury
Following a brain injury the individuals world may be turned upside down. As a result the individual may have a hard time grasping hope. Creating hope can be a foreign concept. The individual may place their hope in "quick fixes and silver bullets". When quick fixes and silver bullets are found to not exist, discouragement and disappointment take the place of hope. In my experience I lived with discouragement and disappointment for many years. As an individual living with a brain injury hope seemed to be an illusive creature.
Through my recovery process I discovered that my definition and expectations clouded my ability to recognize hope. My concept of hope held me hostage when things did not change. Hostage to the belief that hope was for naught. But I am glad that I discovered that hope is not limited by my definition or expectations.
Through my experience I discovered some thing that helped me tremendously. Hope is not some thing that tethers me to some thing that may happen in the future. Hope, instead is something to experience in the present. What I discovered helped me to realize that hope, like faith; becomes evident by taking action. By taking action, I discovered; I can experience hope in the now. I don't have to wait for hope. Instead, I can create and have an active part in the process of hope. Articles in this category are written and shared to encourage, motivate, empower and engage, you and I; in the process of creating hope.
During my morning meditation I had a spiritual awakening of sorts. The spiritual awakening surrounded hope. What I had hoped for, unconsciously, for many years. This hope motivated me in my attempts to get what I had hoped for from outside myself. As I reflected, I decided to write about this spiritual awakening. To read the complete article, click on this link: Letting Go of … [Read more...]
For individuals who learn through watching and listening I created a video presentation of this article. To watch and listen to the presentation, click on this link: Letting Go of Unrealized Expectations to Empower Choice Video Presentation During my morning meditation I had a spiritual awakening of sorts. The spiritual awakening surrounded hope. What I had hoped for, … [Read more...]
On Sunday, October 18, 2018 I was interviewed by Donna O'Donnell Figurski on her radio program "Another Fork in the Road" on the Brain Injury Radio Network. Listen to the Interview by scrolling down. In preparation for the interview, I answered a series of questions. If you would like to read the answers to these question click: Survivors SPEAK OUT! . . . . . Craig J. … [Read more...]
The Building Blocks Neurons, Dendrites, Soma, Axons, Myelin Sheaths, Axon Terminals, Neurotransmitters to the next Neuron. The process is then repeated through the transmission of neuro chemicals to Dendrites. Several days ago I published The Power of Creating New Neural Pathways and Brain … [Read more...]