Resolve to Evolve

Hello!!!  My story started about fifty some years ago with my French Canadian mother (from Montreal) who fell in love with an Intelligence Officer from the Pentagon in DC. How they met I do not know, but this affair lasted over several years. Go figure an affair that starts in DC at the Pentagon in…

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I Wan’na Meet You!

I am starved for humanities’ touch. A warm look from another’s eyes. The clasping of hands in a caring embrace when speaking, watching a person’s face; we humans need each other desperately and it’s time to reached out and be once again, face to face and Feeling the Companionship of each other! My summer project…

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The Power in Busting Myths!!!

Point: I was told I would never recover from TBIs; well I had 14 and recovered primarily on my own from several devastating Concussive syndromes; Transient Amnesia, onset of Parkinson, inability to Read with total loss of comprehension, inability to speak a congruent sentence – nor hold a conversation! Instead, I developed a technique called…

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Self Compassion

Let the rain of compassion touch you! In the morning I walked outside with my Sädé. Lifting my head toward the tender grey sky, waters’ purity caressed my face – releasing my hoodie, allowing the rain to embrace my hair, moisten my skin, unadulterated senses of compassion filled me. Compassion! Was here and now, I heard the…

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Learn To Listen!! People Need To Be Heard

Turn off the cell phone, close the computer, sit with a new or old friend, face to face and Listen to Each Other. We open our Hearts and Connect when we Listen. When we listen to others we expand our horizons. Promotes the heart and compassion to be present. Loneliness comes from disconnections! We have…

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Don’t Hold You Back: TBI Recovery!

Nothing is ever perfect in life! We humans are “Perfectly Imperfect” and so is life I was in my (Vestibular) therapists’ office yesterday for yet another treatment due to a slight fall in January. We spoke on the critical factors of my brain’s delicateness. Although I have recovered, the next slight fall could severely damage…

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Stumbling Upon Mindfulness: One Veteran’s Afghanistan Experience

I personally define mindfulness as the space between cause and effect where our expressed differences define our relationship with the present.  I know it’s not the definition with which you might be most familiar, but my mindfulness journey is rooted in a story of chaos, desperation, and survival. It is with great distinction to have Reg McCutcheon, a retired…

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When Kindness Is Necessary

Diane and I sat in my car, the air was heavy! Backing the car from it’s parking spot I asked, is there something you need to talk about? Diane began: “I came to Taos because my best friend killed herself yesterday. She jumped off the Taos Canyon Bridge! No one knew, she was so strong…

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TBI: Brain Fatigue!

Sensations of the Brain ~ Fatigue  Traumatic Brain Injuries and fatigue are synonymous! Fatigue, if not taken care of, more symptoms will plague a person. Sensations from the brain are physical warning signs! If we do not understand what to look for, the ability to Function worsens.   Have you ever held a baby as the infant goes to sleep,…

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Roll Up Your Sleeves and Lead! Hammed

Born a Leader!   Hammed Kayode Alabi “Leadership isn’t about living for yourself only, its about serving others and serving humanity!” Hammed Kayode Alabi It is with great honor to have Hammed Co-Host and write about his passion my site. Here is a smidgen of his inspiring and compelling life story! Hammed is a man who emulates the…

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How Do TBIs Happen??

Over 10 million people are affect by TBIs on an annual basis, around the globe! Yet, most do not know what to do, nor have an idea as to the symptoms of a concussion or TBI [Traumatic Brain Injury].  In the forth coming weeks, after an  injury – a deluge of symptoms will reveal themselves….

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Amnesia!

It was a beautiful sunny day in Colorado. I was feeling happy working at home with my three Rotties. Suddenly realizing I needed something from downstairs. We began our decent rounding the L shaped stairs of my Victorian home, passing a huge aviary standing by sun lit window. Singing birds where fluttering about, gathering fresh nesting…

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I Think Of You Fondly

Words might evoke an array of emotions. Pictures reveal more than 1,000 words. They tell of many memories As Time passes so do friends. In our final days, these were her last words to me: I think of Fondly Of course this promoted inspiration with the following loving words in memory of my dear friend.  clik…

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