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Love Your Brain, Portland Maine

I made it to the airport and was way to early but killed time reading and writing. Good news is I didn’t lose or misplace anything as of getting to PDX airport. Now to fly to DFW, then ORD then Maine! From Portland to Portland, west coast to east coast. The first two nights I […]

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LYB Retreat

I was supposed to attend the Love Your Brain retreat over the 2 year anniversary of my TBI. But Covid canceled it. It has been rescheduled and I will be able to go this September to Portland Maine to attend! I am excited. I need to raise money for this organization as they do not […]

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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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Tomorrow’s The Day- Moab Stand Up Paddle Boarding Trip

A funny thing happened when I packed my duffel, the straps were not long enough to carry it and I was so annoyed. Come to find out thanks to my husband, he’s like Jess it’s meant to be worn like a backpack! I added pics because it’s hilarious and I blame 🧠 injury on that […]

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3 Year Reflection 🧠

Main picture is at 4:32 pm on 5/16/18. It’s the last picture from that day. 15-20 minutes later my husband would get a call from my friend that I was in a bad accident just before 5pm he got the call. On 5/10/21 we went out to look at some homes to put on my […]

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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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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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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 […]