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badge2Living your life with a brain injury is much more complex than physical survival and medical progress. These blog articles discuss the long term effects of brain injuries on relationships over time.

TBI Recovery Workbook Using Mandalas and Journaling

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The primary focus is to promote the balancing of both hemispheres of the brain through writing (Journaling) and coloring (Meditating). I deeply desire each survivor discover a means of self-expression through a non-threatening venue while creating and nurturing an experience that promotes quiet, healing reflection.

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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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BRAIN INJURY JOURNEY BULLETIN: “Caregivers – The Visible/Invisible TBI Support Network”

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Living with a brain injury, for the survivor and the caregiver, is a process of exploration. There are no ready-made answers. Instead, caregivers and survivors – you – have to find your path together. During this exploration phase, the common goal is to help the person with the brain injury regain control of his life. All want him to manage his life and shape it to the best of his ability. In other words, the common goal is to help the person with the brain injury regain autonomy.

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TBI Support Groups – How Important Are They?

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Because our world supports more than twenty-four (24) different time zones, there is always someone available to talk with 24/7. That is one of the major advantages of belonging to support groups on social media. I am so grateful that I stumbled onto them. I finally knew that I and David weren’t alone.

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Social Media: as an Advocate how do you use it?

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Twitter is unlike Facebook or LinkedIn because it doesn’t ask you to “friend” or “connect” with anyone.

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Grieving Losses due to TBI by Denise Boggs

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Every TBI generates some degree of loss. Each injury, though unique and different, has one thing in common — loss. Whatever the loss may be, recognizing the stages of grieving will help us process the loss.

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Acceptance of TBI by Pamela Taylor

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Yesterday, I heard the words that nobody wants to hear.

“Pam, you have known that you have a traumatic brain injury. We have tried therapies and medication. Your progress has been good. But, we are at a place where your recovery will not go much farther. You have to understand that the brains cells have died and they do not come back. You are closer to the old you than you were, but getting all the way back is not possible.”

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Brain Injury Adjustments: Self-Reinvention by Rodney Smith

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Brain Injury Adjustments: Self-Reinvention by Rodney Smith The “A-HA” Moment At some point adjustment occurs during the brain injury recovery journey, and there usually is an “a-ha” moment, if you will, where we realize that big and small changes have taken place.  It is time to make the best of things as they are.  Some […]

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Nurture the Living!! by Cathy Powers

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Sowing into people’s lives can be as simple as a smile, being a good listener, donating something you no longer use, or want to keep, to a charity. Or, be kind to someone expecting nothing in return. What are you willing to do for the living around you?

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