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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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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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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: Sleep Is So Important

To continue on brain injury awareness month, here is something so critical to brain injury recovery and living with brain injury that I thought I would share. Sleep is the most important part of my brain injury recovery. Sleep is also just important in general, but before brain injury I definitely did not need it […]

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Day 7 Brain Injury Awareness

This is the last day I will do this, every day is not doable for me. But I tried. 7 days of awareness is better than none. I’m sure I will add a few more this month. This is also a good point to the fact that I am considered totally and permanently disabled. I […]

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Day 6 Brain Injury Awareness

Something on my mind is how people respond to me and others, this goes beyond brain injury and I know I am guilty of doing it too. So often it’s easy to listen to someone and be able to say I understand, I have been there, me too, I know what it’s like because I […]

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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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Day 4 Brain Injury Awareness

On Day 4 I want to talk about advocating for yourself. It’s a must and honestly if you don’t advocate for yourself, who will? In my case I don’t have anyone that would of to the extent I have. I am extremely lucky that my background was largely in healthcare, navigating the system and helping […]

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Day 3 Brain Injury Awareness Month

Today I wanted to share an amazing organization that specializes in helping TBI survivors navigate the way through brain injury. Check out their blog, Instagram and facebook and reach out to them, they are an amazing group I personally connected with and I love what they are doing for the community. Home