Yesterday, I attended a support group meeting, where the topic of resentment and forgiveness was shared by one member of the group. When the topic was tabled for discussion my initial thought was "letting go". As the discussion moved around the circle, as people shared, I thought about something that I experienced on the way to attending another support group meeting the … [Read more...]
Fulfilling Dreams after Brain Injury
Before our brain injuries, dreams for the future may have seemed bright. Following our brain injuries, those dreams may now seem out of reach. What once seemed attainable, may no longer appear to be realistic. Through my recovery process I discovered that although life may have changed forever, I do not have to give up on my dreams. Although the way in which I once followed my bliss has changed, I do not have to give up on my bliss.
“Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift, you can present with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation, but of the adopted talent you only have a half-possession…Do that which is assigned to you, and you can not hope too much or dare too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
What I discovered gave me hope. What I discovered helped me to realize that I could follow my passion in a different way. In a way that would give me the ability to pursue and achieve my passion. My passion to encourage people to not give up on their dreams. In a way that would give me a medium to use my gifts, talents and abilities. In a way that would work for me. In a way that would be received by the people who wanted what I had to bring to the table.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs
The articles in this category are written to encourage you to follow your dreams. To follow your dreams in ways that work for you, for the people who want what you have to bring to the table. To the table of life. So, be encouraged and don't give up. You will find a way to use your gifts, talents and abilities. Your limitations do not have to limit you. You can find a way that will work for you. You can create with your life and change your world. Only believe and put action behind your belief.
Several days ago I published the article, Attending College, University and Graduate School after a Brain Injury. To offer the information to individuals who learn through watching and listening I am creating a video presentation of the article. https://youtu.be/BMZp51iJJ8Y Below is a brief excerpt from Part 1 of the article On Donna ODonnell Figurski radio program, “Another … [Read more...]
On June 25, 2017 I published my article, Living with the Impact of a Brain Injury and Asking, "Why Me?. To share this popular article, I am creating a video presentation of this article. I am creating a video presentation of this article to share the contents of the article with individuals who learn through watching and listening. To listen to and watch the video presentation … [Read more...]
Several days ago I wrote the article, Rotator Cuff Tears, Physical Therapy, Strategies -- You May Not Need Surgery. I wrote this article to share information and to offer the hope to individuals who have rotator cuff tears (confirmed by an MRI) who may feel as though they are being pushed into having surgery. Do You Feel as though You are Being Pushed into Having Surgery to … [Read more...]
Background Over the course of the past 18 years, I have engaged in a program of repetitive mirrored movement to create new neural pathways and brain reorganization. I have done so through different martial art disciplines. My interest has been to enhance my ongoing recovery process as an individual living with the impact of a brain injury. "Never quit believing that … [Read more...]