Owning Your Story is Key to Moving Forward

Brain Injury Blog

Owning your story is key to moving forward (Excerpt)

by Barbara Stahura

Clinging to memories of your pre-injury self and who you “used to be” keeps you focused on what has been lost. Focus determines where energy flows, so thinking this way keeps you stuck in the past, unable to move forward into whatever new life is possible. Instead, if you can own your story, even the parts you would prefer not to, you can make progress away from that stuck point. When you own your story, it doesn’t matter so much that you aren’t who you used to be. It matters much more who you are now and who you can become in the future.
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Barbara Stahura, CJF 

• Certified Journal Facilitator

• http://www.barbarastahura.com

• blog: Journal After Brain Injury http://journalafterbraininjury.wordpress.com

• Co-author with Susan B. Schuster, M.A., CCC-SLP, of “After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story,” the first journaling workbook for people with brain injury.

http://www.lapublishing.com/tbi-survivor-journal

• Author of “What I Thought I Knew,” a memoir about how changing my mind changed my life.

February 17, 2012

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