Tag Archives: living with traumatic brain injury

A Little Black and Blue Heart


I’ve not written for a while because I’ve been a little under the weather since December, and Richard can attest, I’ve not had a lot of words often to even speak.  Just what I needed to feel just a little … Continue reading

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TED Talks: Listening to Shame / Vulnerability is Courage by Brené Brown


““Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.”” — Brené Brown I have watched this video and have to say it’s one of those with a great ‘takeaway message.’  Having grown up as I did, never really feeling good about … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: So, I have to write this email… (posted Oct. 22, 2010)


…telling friends and family there won’t be a wedding ceremony due to Brain Injury, and also, if anyone had plans on coming and staying here, that’s out of the picture too!  I started it some time ago, I still need clarity. I don’t like … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: The Knots Prayer (posted Oct. 10, 2010)


As I wait for ‘better’ days, I thought I’d share a graphic a friend emailed. If you know who the artist is who created this, kindly please let me know.  I respect his/her work, he/she deserves proper credit, and I would like to request … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: The Rest of the Day (posted Oct. 2, 2010)


I don’t do well being confined to my bed waiting for strength and better days, patience and tolerance are sometimes hard to come by. This was the view today, usually you can see a tree or two and the sky, … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: TBI Tools: Wireless Thermometer (posted Oct. 2, 2010)


Less than a few months old, this is the newest in my TBI tool collection. It shows time, indoor/outdoor, min/max temperatures and best of all – the little girl’s clothing changes with the weather! I’ve had trouble ‘getting’ what the … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Proof I CAN Cook…Sometimes! (posted Sept. 8, 2010)


The hummingbird feeders have no visitors, the squirrels are diligently storing their food for winter, and even the deer hides are changing with the weather. Temps have dipped down close to freezing in some areas and with the end of … Continue reading

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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: Missing One Week (posted Aug. 29, 2010)


With Brain Injury, the concept of time can become quite freakish. This week was one of those such weeks where I was completely adrift from what I call “this whole concept of time thing.” Monday started out with a trip … 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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