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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Thoughts on My Cracked Head

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Five years later I still have occasional trouble with my memory and with writing. Music is still not enjoyable. Reading tires my brain, but I keep pushing to regain that. I occasionally see some things improve – even at five years. I have “tired brain days” especially after a hard week at work. I keep a calendar of commitments and appointments. I am organized and know where to find information that I need to know. I still am very much “in the moment.”

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Intentional Living After TBI

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Living with intent after TBI requires grit and determination…and some checklists don’t hurt either. This post shares clinical and cogintive insights from the Lash & Associates book titled “Brain Injury – It Is A Journey.”

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Resolve to Make A New Year’s TBI Revolution!

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New year’s resolutions or revolution? Make a plan that will work for you, and work toward incremental steps!

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Rebuilding Your Life Year-Round Makes For Better Holidays

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Finding yourself feeling down during the Holiday Season is a common thing – especially for TBI survivors. This blog post encourages and offers ideas to rebuild your life, and puts a no-nonsense spin on the approach to doing it. I hope you can find some takeaway that can be helpful as a survivor or caregiver.

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Discovering How Art and Music Therapy Can Bring Healing After TBI

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Discovering art or music can bring therapeutic healing to a TBI survivor. This blog article explores how cognition is boosted by creative endeavors that include journaling / writing, art and music.

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One day at a time. Cognition and Caregiving after a TBI.

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One day at a time. Cognition and Caregiving after a TBI.   By Bill Herrin   Thinking comes so naturally that most people take it for granted, but after a traumatic brain injury – many times, thinking can be more of a deliberate action. It takes focus and effort to put a series of thoughts […]

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Having a Brain Injury Was Never the Plan!

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Having a Brain Injury Was Never the Plan!   By Barbara Webster and The Amazing Framingham Brain Injury Survivor Support Group of The Brain Injury Assoc. of Massachusetts     I never thought . . . It would be so hard to find the right medical care. Life could change so easily and so drastically […]

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There’s always hope… Encouragement after TBI

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There’s always hope… Encouragement after TBI   By Bill Herrin   My dad would often tell me not to get discouraged, and as a young man, I didn’t understand why…sometimes it made me frustrated. What he knew (that I didn’t at the time) was that he was preparing me for discouraging times in my life. […]

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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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