September 1st, The Decision!

Thirteen and half years! That is how long it took to recover from a fall on black ice and asphalt in 2004. The painful surgeries, were easy; it was the Traumatic Head Injuries, annihilated my life! I made the decision today to tell this story. The Recovery. The Shame. The loss. The Rebuilding. The Learning…

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TBI-Being Oddly Normal – Inspires People!

First: What is Normal? Leonard Nimoy, the infamous Spock on Star Trek was told by Gene Roddenberry, “be different than everybody else.“ Star Trek was a huge success for the uniqueness in cast, and its visionary Gene Roddenberry. We are completely ourselves, being human, with Quirks!   BLEND OUT with Your Quirks! What brought TBI’s to…

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It’s Brain Pain! Not a Headache

My Brain HURTS! as I argued with the Neurologist. It’s Brain Pain; my Brain is sloshing as if it were a dingy on a stormy ocean. “My Brain feels like Scrambled Eggs, “I can’t think, it is as if I were moving through thick molasses up a icy hill.”  I would repeat; “I have Brain Pain.” My…

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Amnesia: I Saw Myself Evaporate to Dust

  I had Transient Amnesia! My brain lived in parallel universes not knowing who and where I am, while Logically navigating through an Amnesia day! In hindsight, I remember the entire day, all activities accomplished, with considerable clarity. As a Scientist, this Fascinates me! I am aware of the moment when entering Amnesia. I watch…

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Time & Anxiety Are Incompatible Bed-Fellows

Footprints in the Sands of Time is told in stories of our lives. Our Time here is Very Personal to all of us! I agonized over the 13 years of loss in recovery from multiple Traumatic Brain Injuries coupled with many surgeries to repair my Humpty Dumpty body. I saw my life as being wasted; lacking…

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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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Anger!! The GateKeeper to Change

Anger, one of the most misunderstood and underrated of emotions. This is the gatekeeper of major change. Anger possesses the very essence of Change. When we look or experience anger, most are afraid of its power. All emotions are compelling. We view emotions as negative or positive, and yet they are only emotional responses to…

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Panic Attacks!! Kissing The Beast

Panic attacks, seem to come on suddenly, hitting like a freight train. Convulsing the entire brain and body.    [Share on Twitter] The pain and experience is excruciating. Our hearts race, our brains collapse, often sensations of fear consume our persona, it’s an Earthquake! Our bodies tremble from the upheaval disturbance, seizing us in a terrifying…

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Grief Is Not Forever

Grief assaults our senses, our lives are disrupted, and our emotions hit a wall of calamity. Insanity visits for a time. Sorrow infiltrates our being. Negative thoughts consume us.     We lose a sense when life was good. Sadness prevails with TBIs. Oft times we look around for reminders of the goodness in life….

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Shame! The Erosion of Confidence

  Shame, impedes everyone! Disrupts the goodness in life! Shame is impinged on a person by others. Shame is one of the most harmful of tactics for it is invisible, thereby extremely difficult to remedy. Our Human world lacks compassion and understanding. A long standing malady which disconnects each other when we need each other…

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The Deceptiveness Of Traumatic Brain Injuries

  TBI is a Personal mission!! A subject I have dedicated my life to, in educating others. Do I appear to be seriously injured to you? I was!   In all the photos on Google/online, including those with my Arabian horses, you might have seen over the past decade, I was severely injured. A result…

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Recapturing The Loss Brain

  Loss of Self ~ Loss of Function~ LOSS! There is no one recipe in recovering from TBIs, unfortunately! If we are to discuss TBIs, we must be candid and talk about the Agony![Tweet] Recovery can be as grueling as the Injury itself. Our brains require immense amount of REST! This is contrary to our…

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A Quiet Moment With a Hug!

Sometimes quiet and rest is all we have to give to ourselves and the world. Click Ennio Morricone: Le Vent, Le Cri It is not selfish; this is healing. Take the time without regret, without thought, allowing the unseen wings to grow and expand silently. I was badly injured last week and my body hurt….

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REST is Required If You Want To Recover!!!

This is your brain when sleeping. The neurons are activated, synapses firing, while Amyloids cleanses the brain. What is amyloid neuropathy? Your brain reconstruct its self when sleeping, resting, meditating, taking time out. Your life depends on your Brain being alive and taken care of! Your Brain is the most important organ that keeps you…

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Recovery is Quiet Stillness -TBI Recovery and Solutions

  These months have been agonizing. Letting go to the Quiet Stillness, allowing my brain to recover, was the solution. “Let Go” my brain spoke quietly. [Tweet] My brains’ way of thinking had to change perspectives. Instead of thinking about, “If I don’t keep doing and the time I am losing.” The change of perception…

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Imperfections: Maybe Our Greatest Successes

“We need a way of living the truth, without telling the truth.” Profound statement, I wish I had written these words. “Downton Abbey” Why do we hide parts of our lives when a life of transparency is much easier to live? What causes the shame in our lives, when it comes to medical injuries or…

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