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badge2Come blog with us about brain injury! Interesting and informative postings by survivors, families, caregivers and staff of Lash and Associates. You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll want to tell your own story and this is the place to tell it! We’re always looking for new “bloggers”. Post your comments on our blog articles and share your experience. It’s easy to join this blog.

One is The Loneliest Number

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Finding supportive, positive and encouraging people to surround you after TBI can be difficult – sometimes it’s out of our control. Working to be your own best supporter could be your own best option. Feeling alone in your situation can fuel you to strive even harder…make the decision to work on improvement every day!

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Shuffled Neurons & Other Speed Bumps…The Search For Self-Awareness

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The different levels of self-awareness that arise from having a TBI can spark debate because everyone’s TBI is personal to them, but their self-awareness will never be exactly like someone else’s…although there will be common similarities. That’s where we should focus – on the broad similarities that we can all relate to, and support each other in.

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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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