Why I write this blog for Brain Injury Survivors

As you may have noticed, I have recently relaunched this blog. It has sat on the back burner for quite a long time – in part because I have not had the time to give it the attention it needs, but mostly because I was trying to decide where I wanted to go with the blog. Now that I am …

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MTBI 101: Friendships after a Brain Injury

Essentially friends of most brain injury survivors fall into four categories with a small amount of overlap. I will use the word “Friends” and “Friend” but “Family Members” fall into similar groupings.

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MTBI 101: Why are Brain Injuries so misunderstood?

We all heard it. “What the heck? You look fine to me!” Or “Its been months! Get over this brain injury stuff! Move on already!” #1  Blame it on Hollywood! Movies and television have spread so much misinformation about brain injuries it is practically criminal!! Hollywood has convinced people that if you have a brain injury you have to look it! …

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Senior Citizens Texting Code

We laugh . . . but I wonder what I am going to be teased about when I am in my 80’s.ATD ~ At The Doctor’sBFF ~ Best Friend FartedBTW ~ Bring The WheelchairC .

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Destructive Stubbornness
“Say Can’t Quickly”

Recently, I have been struck by how often I hear people saying “I can’t” or “I don’t” or “I won’t”.  I am not talking about legitimate use of those words. I am talking about those words when they are used as a limiting factor.

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The 3 Key Elements of TBI Recovery

Recovery from a brain injury is a delicate balance between achieving enough acceptance to have a modicum of peace yet maintaining a quiet rebellion which keeps you reaching for more.

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The Pitfalls of being a Maven

Maven is a Yiddish word meaning “one who understands.” Mavens are “information brokers”.  They accumulate knowledge, and have a strong desire to share it with others.

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2013: A Brain New Year!

It is 12:01 am, January 1, 2013. Fireworks are going off in the valley below. Horns are blowing, people cheering, welcoming in the new year. And I just hit reset on the Spiderette Solitaire game on my iPhone, changing all the stats back to zeros. It will be interesting to see what those stats read at 11:59, 12/31/13. Spiderette is …

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Brain Freeze

Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase BRAIN FREEZE!  A brain is a terrible thing to waste so drink up! You can buy them from …

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The Median is NOT the Message

When you are confronted with a brain injury or a disease such as cancer you will almost immediately be confronted by statistics … from the mouths of well meaning friends, family, and doctor’s, in medical literature, and on the web.  DO NOT let statistics scare you.

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Journey of a Blog Post

I sat down to write a quick blog post … it morphed into the post you are now reading; a recording of the journey that led to a finished post.

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I’ve been Splogged! 

“Write it and they will come.” Dang! I thought that meant fans; not thieves! When I logged on to the computer yesterday morning, I found that someone in Australia liked my 13 Best iPhone Apps post so much

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13 Best iPhone Apps

Here are 13 stand-out iPhone apps to consider!  They are the absolute best I have found.  (And believe me, I have tested a lot!)

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NaBloPoMo 2012

I just signed up for NaBloPoMo last night. “What’s that?” you say. It is National Blog Posting Month! Yes, I am serious. It exists. It is sponsored by BlogHer.com. The goal and the commitment is to post an entry to your blog every single day in November. So, here comes a blog post number 1 which I will probably post …