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How I Acknowledge The Day My Life Changed Forever

I have talked about how on the anniversary of the day I should have died, the day my life changed forever, I try to do something that is fun. Something I should not be able to do mentally or physically and something that is healthy and safe to do wether that be physically or mentally. […]

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Love Your Brain Mindset Program

Today started a 6 week mindset course compliments of Love Your Brain. It’s once a week, it is East Coast time for some and the specific leader of this group I was friends with on Instagram so I wanted to take hers. 7am my time was early as I stayed up past my bedtime and […]

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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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Covid Travels

We have not traveled since Covid. Covid traveling is a little weird. Our home airport, PDX has basically nothing open. No food, no restaurants and very limited places to buy snacks, we found one. We land in Salt Lake City and everything is open at their airport and it was busier than PDX was. It […]

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How I Find Purpose Through My Traumatic Brain Injury

I feel so lucky that I never got into nursing school. I feel so lucky I became a health educator. Yes it sucks I had a horrible accident that changed me and my life forever but I am still here and have found ways to keep doing things that were a big part of my […]

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Disabled, But I Can Do My Part

It’s extremely hard being disabled and unable to work in the field I used too, especially during Covid. But I am finding ways to still do my part, do health education and minimally because that’s all I can do, but it makes me still feel I have value and that I can so my part […]

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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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Like TBI, Life Is Best When You Are Able To Adapt

Like we learned with TBI, we have to be willing to adapt to our new life. This has so helped with Covid happening. I don’t drive, getting to the gym is not doable for me so we got a Peloton. But since Covid have acquired so much more and made our home garage gym work […]

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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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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Shane’s Story

It is brain Injury awareness month and I wanted to share my friend Shane. Check him out and his podcast Iron Will. Find them on social media too. Great guy I connected with thanks to social media and his podcast. Love that he is doing. Hello everyone, My name is Shane Warner and I am […]