When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life. I just …
Life with brain holes often sucks … It’s the little things . . . the little things that can add up and come crashing down all at once. It is the humiliation of mistakes
People tend to get impatient with brain injury survivors. “Move on already! Your brain injury was x number of years ago!”. Outsiders cannot grasp how much a brain injury changes who a person is; how it changes one’s sense of self
I would not wish a brain injury on anyone – but it is probably one of the best thing that has ever happened to me because I would not be here where I am right now without having been there – there in the dark abyss of the brain injury.
These talks are enlightening, encouraging, and most importantly they explain a lot about how we – survivors of TBI and family members too – get caught by feeling ashamed of who we are now post injury. Brené Brown tells us how to get out of the prison we can unwittingly create.
Blessings, yes there actually are some to a brain injury. Call them Silver Linings inside a dark cloud. Call them Brain Blessings. And almost every blessing is the flip side of one of the difficulties of the brain damage.