Masks Are Often Protection

We all have masks, even unto ourselves. This does not denote we all live in immense denial. A Mask can represent, We need time to process, to think, to have quiet – and then possibly allow someone in. A Mask is a degree of protection, a faint smile to brush away an overly inquisitive person who may have good intentions….

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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 or…

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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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First Amnesia Episode!

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

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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 of you think of Fondly Of course this promoted inspiration with the following loving words in memory of my dear…

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Its Snowing!!!

As a child, I loved snow! I Still Do! Live in Wonderment!  We did not live in countries where there might be snow all the time. Nonetheless when we moved to new places with snow, and the excitement of pending snow! OH WOW!! SNOW!! It is snowing today here in Colorado, and being inside, loving…

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Hush Glistening White

Behold Nature’s Palate of Colour and Beauty Do You see beauty? Softly it laid its silver White Blanket Through the night. The blanket melts and feeds the Rivers’ flow   Through cities and small mountain towns Rocky Mountain streams it flows Drinking at the edge a beautiful beast nourishes it thirst Down the Colorado River…

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Comfort – Imagine a World of Tenderness

John Lennon Imagine to play along with your read As I approached a corner stop sign the other day , I saw two young people bundled up from the cold standing close together. Their hoodies were over their heads as they helded tightly, toe to toe. Mesmerized, by the intimacy of a young couple, I watched…

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Revolution!~Manners Please!

Repulsed is how Ladies feel! This is our Revolution! Men keep your hands to yourself! Be careful how you speak, or treat us Ladies! A Rebel Call for Proper Behavior on Social Media, in the Office, Walking down the street or in a bar! Men keep your hands to yourself and watch your words! Manners!!…

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Power!

I Humbly Regard Your Presence Before Me! Power is action of steadfastness with a purposeful undertaking to transform.   As all attributes in life there is a balancing parallel. For Power, it is Humility! An instinctual legitimacy in action from the heart. As a person who stands in Power, from within the depths without question, the…

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15 Year Conscious Coma

It’s a long winding bumpy road “alone,” living with TBI’s and devastating physical injuries! I was not even a shadow of myself. And I am terribly vulnerable in your hands now! Be careful what you feast on, said a new friend! Move forward and never look back. There is no hindsight with TBIs! There were…

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Inner Voice and Self Doubt!

I have Trust & Faith in myself! A tiny little voice came knocking at my Inner Door this day, How does Self Doubt creep so faintly in? What is this faint feeling?   What of this tiny odd sensation in my gut. I ought to look deeper and see, what is about my life that…

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