A week and a half ago I published the article, "The Value of Telling Our Story after a Traumatic Brain Injury". Today I am creating a video presentation of the article. I am doing so to share the information within the article with individuals who learn through watching and listening. To watch and listen to the video presentation of the article, click on this link: The … [Read more...]
Brain Injury Recovery -- An Ongoing Process
Recovery from a brain injury is an ongoing process. Once external wounds have healed brain injuries many times become invisible. Because of the invisible nature of brain injuries, denial often interferes in the recovery process. One's own denial and the denial of family and friends. Many times the brain injury survivor finds themselves isolated and alone because of changes. Changes that are out of their control. Changes that are often hard to identify. In this category, I will share what helped me to begin to understand. I share what helped me to begin to accept myself when other people couldn't or wouldn't accept me. Accept me in new reality. As I began to recover I began to realize that I did not have to limit myself because of my limitations.
In this category I go on to share what has helped me to continue to recovery. Recover from the impact of living with a brain injury and an invisible disability for nearly 49 years. In my experience, as I grew in my recovery process, I grew in hope. May what I share in this category and through out Second Chance to Live help you in your process to also grow in hope. With hope, we can live our dreams. With hope we can accomplish what we never dreamed possible. Our brain injuries do not have to define who we are as individuals. Our limitations do not have to limit us. In this category I share articles that have helped to empower me in my ongoing brain injury recovery process.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with the 1st step. Once we start walking, before long we will be able to see how far we have come in our process, because we did not give up." Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA
Riddle: How do you eat an elephant? Answer: One bite at a time.
"If you advance confidently in the direction of your dream and endeavor to live the life that you have imagined...you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." Henry David Thoreau
Living with the impact of a traumatic brain injury can leave us feeling very alone, isolated and alienated. Alone, isolated and alienated from other people and even ourselves. Telling our stories after our traumatic brain injury can help you and me to bridge the gap. Bridge the gap between other people and ourselves. Bridge the gap as we share from what we have experienced … [Read more...]
Several days ago I wrote and published the article, Stroke, Paralyzed on One Side of Your Body and Creating Hope. Today, I am creating a video presentation of the article to offer information within the article to individuals who learn through watching and listening. Living with the impact of a brain injury and a stroke can produce unforeseen challenges. These challenges … [Read more...]
Living with the impact of a brain injury and a stroke can produce unforeseen challenges. These challenges can lead to frustration and a loss of hope. Several days ago, after re-posting my article, "Improving Our Brain and Body’s Ability to Excel after Brain Injury 2018" on Facebook I received a comment. To watch and listen to the video presentation of the article, click … [Read more...]
Last night, July 16, 2019, I was a guest on Brain Injury Radio with Mathew West with Second Chance to Live with Craig Phillips. You may listen to the radio program by clicking on the link. Below is a sampling of what we discussed during the radio program, as well as some practical Solutions. Practical solutions that can help us to find freedom from the bully. Bullying, … [Read more...]