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I can’t Belize it has been 4 years

I say that as I am writing this from Belize. The main picture is about 20 minutes before my life changed forever. Our life. But I still have life 💚 I came here in December 2018, just 7 months after the day my life changed forever. I visited Caye Caulker on a cruise and knew […]

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The Best End To My Trip!

I was buying a magazine and heard someone call at me. I’m short and was looking ahead. I look up and it was Oliver from the LYB retreat who I met in September 2021. He is from Colorado. I am from Oregon. We randomly see each other at the Palm Springs Airport. What an ending […]

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The Reason I became A Organ Donor

16 years ago my friend Sophia left this world. She was a daughter, sister, aunt, partner, friend and more. Her death taught me so much and forever changed my life. One thing that truly changed because of this horrible day and loss was that I made sure to be an organ donor. Sophia was and […]

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A white Christmas 🎄

It’s a white Christmas and I got a personal record on my run this morning while looking at the snow. 3.6 years ago I ran 8-8.5 minute miles and when I first ran after my TBI was at 18 minute miles. Slowly getting there. As I always say hey I’m doing it and time really […]

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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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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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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 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

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Day 2 Brain Injury Awareness Month

On Day 2 of brain injury awareness I wonder if you know how common it is to get a brain injury and the difference between an ABI- Acquired Brain Injury and TBI- Traumatic Brain Injury? I want to throw in here how an ABI and TBI can be confusing in the fact that most people […]