Tag Archives: life with TBI

Back to the Beginning: That’ll Leave a Mark (posted Sept. 4, 2010)


It all started out innocently enough yesterday… I went out to give my horse some carrots, and since I’m not the give-your-horse-treats kind of person, I decided I’d have her earn the goods. I set out a tarp for her … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Are You Giving Up Cooking? (posted Aug. 21, 2010)


My neighbor asked looking at the Belgique cookware I had at our yard sale yesterday. My humorous and truthful reply, “Well, I hadn’t actually started!” I’m not sure if she was told those were mine, or, if that’s just the … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Brain Injury – The Solar Panel Analogy EXCELLENT (posted Aug. 11, 2010)


Richard came up with an excellent analogy of my Brain Injury, the important role home plays, and what happens when people stay in our house. This is how he explained it: Home is my solar panel where I plug in, … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Warrior Heart (posted July 19, 2009)


Listening to Pema Chodron has been a slow, life-changing experience.  One of the things she talks about is having a warrior’s spirit or heart. These are not aggressive warriors, but they hear the cries of the world and try to … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Update (posted June 3, 2009)


While mailing some legal documents today, I ran into Brother Frank from the church I used to attend. Another gal from church, also a high-functioning TBIer, is losing her home. I don’t know the circumstances behind it, I just know … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Music As Medicine Article (posted June 1, 2009)


I’ve sure found my taste in music has changed post-injury, for those times I can listen to it, it’s not loud! It’s soothing, relaxing, peaceful music most often, and sometimes, when I can, I have a bunch of encouragement songs … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: (Gulp!) Asking for Help (posted May 28, 2009)


I went to St. Vinnie’s last week after I received my natural gas heating bill I now owe on. Stressed out and heart-sore, I nervously went in. There’s a certain embarrassment and maybe even underlying shame asking for help. I … Continue reading

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