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People We Meet on Vacation

I had to share this book I read in two days on Saturday and Sunday. It was great and I didn’t normally read non fiction but loved this. I highly recommend it. So much truth and good in the story line that truly relates to so much of my life in many ways. It was […]

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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 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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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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My first blog post

I thought I would share my first blog post again, Tuesday is the date I started it a year ago and will have a post that day but wanted to share my original post a year ago. https://jessymunch826.wordpress.com/2020/01/12/welcome-thanks-for-being-here-who-am-i-and-why-am-i-here/

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TBI Wins

I like to focus on the wins of living life with a brain injury. In general I think it’s important to focus on wins, it’s such a good thing for your mindset and to not focus on all the negative in life and hard, bad things I live with daily but focus on the positive […]

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Halloween Before & After Sobriety

Halloween has definitely not been the same since we got sober. Halloween for me was always a reason to get dressed up and drunk. I just don’t honestly feel the same now that I am sober about dressing up and celebrating halloweeen and as a mom, my teenager is not into it. So we really […]

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Sobriety Corps Podcast

Check out my podcast episode on Sobriety Corps. I talk about my sobriety journey, how I can relate so much to now living with brain injury and how I used to drink to forget and would do anything to remember now. Check it out. And disclaimer: I sound great, I sound fine. What you can’t […]

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40 Forty Years Of Lessons, 41 months of sobriety

This blog post idea is from a hike I did with therapist Elyse Snipes in California at her weekends event. There were a certain amount of stops and viewpoints along the hike and we took our age and divided it by the number of stops and at each spot were to reflect on that age […]