Imperfections: Succeeding Beyond Suicidal Intentions

“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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Why Do You Have My Dog?

Sometimes life is bitter and some moments are worth the bitterness. Or are they?   These words came to mind during hours, moments and months after realizing the recovery I had made from brain injuries were more than plausible, recovery was in effect and I had changed for the better. Earlier in the beginning years…

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TBI – I forgot I had a Brain Injury

You don’t choose a life, you live a one. Some people feel they have a great amount of control in their lives until the fickle humor of life takes you on a detour. The unimaginable enters without knocking. Throughout life we all make simple life choices, as I did one day after being diagnosed with…

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TBI – Trapped In Your Brain

First thought I wish to share with you, is, if you have a TBI, you are “still” YOU! You did not lose you, you need to relearn how to make yourself function from the inside out. Here we are standing together at a point in life I call “the finish line is our starting point™”….

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TBI -The Elephant Has Left A Stench Behind of Sadness

Life is a series of moments, one after another and each one must be let go of. In the end, we all will die, what is in the middle is what counts. I encourage you to do the things you want to do. (Noted from a wonderful must see movie, “Now Is Good”, it’s about…

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Living From Your Heart

“You must live what is in your heart” said a young hitchhiker several weeks ago. This simple statement has not left my mind, instead filled me with wonderment. When we are born, we are filled with innocence, trust, strength in vulnerability as a newborn. At times, perchance,we have the ability to regain this fortitude with…

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Changing Life Up

Life needs to be changed up! This is short and sweet; It is time to Change up life. One subject I have been avoiding and that I need to write about is TBI, Traumatic Brain Injuries. Yes, this is a trauma story. Nonetheless it affects millions of people including myself. The aftermath and grueling recovery…

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Agony of TBI, the GRIT in Recovery (a recent speech)

Recently I gave a speech here in Colorado Springs to other medical providers. It was an “Experiential” speech delivered to a small audience. To help those understand a TBI from the inside out,  taking them through the experience of having a Traumatic Brain Injury. There was a small applause from the dozen or so members…

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