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Being a caregiver for a spouse, parent, child, or sibling with a brain injury can be a long journey with many rewards, stresses and conflicts. While so much care and attention focuses on the person who has been injured, the needs and feelings of caregivers are often overlooked or ignored. These blog articles focus on understanding the dynamics of caregivers, the challenges faced by caregivers over time, and strategies to support and inform caregivers.

Perfectly Imperfect for The Holidays

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Making the most of the Holidays can be a tall order for TBI Survivors, but this post is meant to encourage! With a few tips that may be helpful for survivors, family and friends – we hope you can find some great takeaway from it. Happy Holidays!

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Five Good Choices to Make After a TBI

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After a traumatic brain injury (TBI) there are plenty of things to learn, relearn, and experience before progress can be measured. This article covers 5 positive steps toward making progress as a TBI survivor. There are also some links to product that directly relate to the article – of different prices, and dealing with similar issues.

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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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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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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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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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A Good Future Despite Loss!! by Cathy Powers

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Yes, I still am learning how to cope with Bryce’s death, yet, I also am finding that God is there with me. Now, I don’t need to put Him into a box I built, that doesn’t fit anyway. Today, I’m getting free from my own limiting box.

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BRAIN INJURY JOURNEY BULLETIN: GRIEF and LOSS

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What can be said about the process of grief after a trauma (TBI, death, etc.)? If anyone ever thought going through grief was easy, let’s stop them in their tracks. What is known – grief is necessary following trauma for the survivor and caregivers, or if death has happened, those still alive.

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Make Every Day Holiday!!!! by Donna O’Donnell Figurski

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Put the holiday into perspective — It’s just a day that will be followed by another day and so on. By avoiding complaining, grumbling, or negativity about the celebration of any particular holiday, you will undoubtedly be in a better place. Though life is not as it was pre-brain injury and you most likely can’t celebrate as you once did, you can definitely honor and appreciate the very significant fact that you survived. You are alive!

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