Brain and Healing by William Jarvis

ALL TBI SURVIVORS AND CARE GIVERS NEED TO KNOW that improvement is possible, even years later. It always amazes me the amount of healing that can take place in the...

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Can I be Objective and Have Empathy after my Brain Injury?

One thing that has confused me since my TBI is empathy. I want everyone to have it and forgive me when I'm rude, forgetful, and overwhelmed. More than anything, I...

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Magic as Therapy after Brain Injury

Being disabled is not fun! A car collision for me in 2000 resulted in a coma, fractured C1-C4 vertebrae, a Traumatic Brain Injury, and one and a half years...

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Why Bother with Families after Brain Injury?

Writing for families gets little support or recognition in clinical and academic circles. It’s time to rethink biases and disincentives that leave families uninformed and searching for information about brain...

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Finding Purpose In Being a Brain Injury Survivor by Mike Heikes

The autobiography of Brain Injury Survivor and five time cross country charity bicyclist Mike Heikes. Mike formed "helmets For Kids", giving away thousands of free helmets. It tells how Mike...

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The Grip of Anniversaries

As I write this, the calendar says July 5, 2013, but my mind is pulled back to July 5, 1998. That’s because my husband Alan suffered the massive heart attack...

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Janet Cromer Interviewed on Brain Injury Radio

This week I had the pleasure of being a guest of Kim Justus, host of the Recovery Now show, on Brain Injury Radio. Kim is a brain injury survivor and...

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Head Injury: Where the Rubber Meets the Road by Ron Harnett

My wheelbarrow tire suddenly goes flat. With the spring thaw, dirt and debris to be loaded on and carted around, not good timing. What to do? What turns out is a...

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Hi God, it’s me, David – After My Brain Injury! by David Grant

Since my accident, I’ve taken up an interest in nuclear physics. That alone is a bit of an oddity. Most of your Kids don’t realize that all the matter that...

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The Near Normal after Brain Injury

Four years ago, I survived two Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries, one from a car accident in which I was broadsided while idling at a stoplight. My driver’s side and curtain...

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Brain and Healing by William Jarvis

ALL TBI SURVIVORS AND CARE GIVERS NEED TO KNOW that improvement is possible, even years later. It always amazes me the amount of healing that can take place in the...

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Why do people act differently towards a person after their TBI?

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Why do people act differently towards a person after their TBI? Why do people act differently towards a person after a TBI? Many times, it’s because they can’t handle the truth! By Bill Herrin   After a traumatic brain injury, acceptance is one of the first steps toward recovery…even if recovery is a long way […]

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You Did That on Purpose! – Misinterpretations and Anger after Brain Injury

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You Did That on Purpose!  Misinterpretations and Anger after Brain Injury   By Dawn Neumann, Ph.D., FACRM   Imagine that you are waiting in line at the store and someone cuts in front of you.  A) Do you think the person cut in front of you on purpose or was trying to be mean? B) […]

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Kids: A Discussion of Concussion and Its Repercussions

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Kids: A Discussion of Concussion and Its Repercussions is the June, 2018 installment of the Brain Injury Journey Bulletin blog. It explores ways to help prevent concussions in kids, and is intended to be a constructive source that provides ideas for families with children of any age!

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Miscommunication …Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

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Communication and miscommunication – one can develop relationships, one can divide them. This article is based around the changes brought on by TBI, and encourages both the survivor or TBI and their loved ones to strive for positive and clear communication. It’s the key to making constructive progress, and can make life easier for all involved.

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Finding a Job After Brain Injury

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Finding a job after a Traumatic Brain Injury can be an overwhelming task – and since every brain injury is different, for some, it may not be an option. This article covers many aspects of exploring options, and hopes to provide encouragement and basic advice for TBI Survivors to cope.

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Crafting a New Life after Brain Injury

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Making something good out of your life isn’t easy, but it’s something to always strive for…by taking small steps, and finding what works – then building from there. Taking some risks are where the payoff is at, because if you don’t do if for yourself…who will?

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How Can I Diminish A Mountain of Anxiety after TBI?

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The huge task of bringing yourself down from the “mountain” of anxiety after TBI is a unchartered trek, since every brain injury is different. This blog post points to some ways to make the journey easier, with some considerable suggestions to help find your way.

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Who Am I Now? Loss of Self after TBI

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Loss of self is common after a traumatic brain injury, and can often leave survivors with the feelings of frustration, anger, confusion and more. Finding your “new normal” after loss of self, even when it means adapting to a different version of your old self is a viable option. This article addresses the challenges and encourages people facing this tough subject.

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Caregiver Fatigue Is An Ongoing Challenge

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Compassion and empathy are key to good caregiving, and supply can run short when you’re the TBI caregiver every single day. This article covers caregiving tips, along with lots of resources!

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Why Do So Many Survivors Have Sleep Disorders After Brain Injury?

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After a traumatic brain injury, sleep disorders can surface in many different forms, and for many different reasons. People with TBI and PTSD face some similar symptoms, but each has its own distinct differences as well. This article has links to many resources, as well as providing information on its own. We hope that you find it useful and relevant! #lapublish

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