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Re-Share from last year: What Independence Means To Me 🧠🖤

Happy Independence Day! I have always done fun trips back to when we would do the 4th at Lake Tapps every year to our family friends amazing lakeside home, it was such a blast! For the past years we have usually went to the woods or a friends neighborhood to celebrate. We don’t talk to […]

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Moab TWOG, Stand Up Paddle Boarding Adventure

This is how I decided to celebrate my 3 years survival from my TBI and Diffuse Axonal. I like to push myself and do things I should not be able to do. When I heard about TWOG (Tents without Gents) with Sarah Herron and Lindsey Gurley I was all about it. I camp in a […]

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We Will Rebuild

Oh how life has changed, but we said we would rebuild and we are, life just looks different now. Toy hauler and dirt bikes a month before my accident, and now back at Cline Butte 3 years later just with a wheeler Instead of dirt bikes. Still fun, just different. Adapting life to where we […]

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Remembering Jerry

On March 31, 2013 Jerry McEachern rode on into the next life when he lost his life in a motorcycle accident. He was on his way to my parents house when a little old lady turned in front of him on a back road and killed him instantly. It was a horrible day, a horrible […]

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Understanding Your Brain Injured Friends

It makes me think of expectations that people have. Like people saying “well you haven’t called” or “you haven’t invited me over” as a reason why they don’t call or keep in contact. It makes me think of how so many people that we were pretty good friends with are no longer in our life […]

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Day 5 Brain Injury Awareness

A good article I found. I wanted to share in on Day 5 of brain injury awareness month. 🧠 💚 https://www.brainline.org/article/lost-found-what-brain-injury-survivors-want-you-know

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Toxic Positivity, Supporting Friends Through Hard Times

I was listening to Elyse Snipes podcast today of a mom Rachel from New Zealand who is going through a Leukemia Diagnosis with her 5 year old son and through Covid. It’s a great episode and I highly recommend it. I need to listen again and be ready to take notes but a couple things […]

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15 years 💙💜

15 years. Thank you for all you taught me and for your friendship. Love you Sophia, sending love to you, your momma and uncle all close to her where they all rest.

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What 2020 Taught Me

I had so many plans for 2020 that just did not happen. It’s the last day of 2020 and I could not be happier. But what did I get out of this pandemic? How did it happen for me, what did I learn from one hell of an unexpected year? I have learned to really […]

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I’m going for it! I will write a book.

I’m going for it. I’m also putting it out in the world right now to hold me accountable and so people can ask me how it’s going. I will write a book. I’m beginning to work on it as I type this. I have reached out to an editor, waiting for a response, I have […]