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BRAIN INJURY JOURNEY BULLETIN is a monthly electronic PUBLICATION that is FREE. Each month it features specific clinical topics written in a practical, easy-to-read format. Each article presents tested and proven therapies, tips, and strategies for clinicians, therapists, educators, and survivors, families, and caregivers to facilitate the recovery process. There are hyperlinks to all of the sources that are cited or quoted.  Click Here to sign up to receive a BULLETIN monthly!!!

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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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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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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