Be Part of a major movie release, let design festivals and public awareness around this movie, years in the making from famed movie expert Cheryl Green and her unique way of seeing thing in the world and society. My hope is to get her up in spokane to help document all incredible things we do in spokane despite the resistance of professionals trying to brand brain injury into a industry, I think that's what I want to call the movie the resistance, but anyway the movie "Who am i to stop it!" is…See More
"Hi Kitten! I feel like that sometimes too. I agree with Richard J, just going outside, enjoying the fresh air, listening to the birds or looking at the trees and flowers can be wonderful. My local community radio station has a lot of either free or…"
"So, this sign in Bush Park (Salem OR) made it to the Rachael Maddow show! Help, I'm being attacked by owl's! I searched the whole park to find it, here it is :-) I was not attacked by the way. Lovely park near the hospital. "
I am a brain injury Survivor, Family/Caregiver or professional
What do you find most difficult living with a brain injury
Just trying to keep up with making my own Dr. appointments, taking down all the information, loading it into a phone etc... so that I can make the appointment! Making sure I pay my bills on time, trying to communicate with family without them getting upset with me because they never have understood what happened 12 years ago, trying not to get "too lost!" when I am going out in the world~in a store, taking a walk, going to a new place like a Dr. appointment I have today~ remembering to talk to God about it so that He helps me through it, taking the time to do yoga and meditate so I can think more clearly, writing in my diary helps too, trying not to say anything too strange or forget what I started out saying to a new friend or someone I meet, feeling so upset with myself after getting off the phone either 5 minutes or hours later with someone and remembering something important I wished I had said...
are you on another social network such as facebook, so we can varify your a real person trying to apply
yes, facebook, twitter
what is most important that you learn about brain injury
How to join more support groups that may be available, watch more helpful videos, learn about more upcoming events that I can finally start going to! I love helping others with what I am learning, slowly but surely I am starting to heal and move forward.
When I noticed you were online, I read your profile page and relized you are a fellow Pacific NWer! I live in Olympia, WA. Over Spring break we were in OR looking at colleges with one of my sons - I think we may have been in your town when we visited Willamette College? I really related to many things you wrote in your profile - family and day to day stuff, but, also, things that you find have supported your recovery. I, too, have found meditation to help me greatly (especially with anxiety and focusing my attention), and I am trying to get back to a yoga practice - that was an important part of my life before my accident, which was 4 years ago Easter Sunday. I notice you mentioned wanting to watch helpful videos - there are many good ones on this site! I hope that we get to talk more. Take care! ~ Kathie
I, too, have found meditation to help me greatly and I am trying to get back to a yoga practice - that was an important part of my life before my accident, which was 4 years ago Easter Sunday.
Welcome Donna,,,, I enjoyed reading you Profile, and of course the 2 beautiful smiles in your photo... Sound like you are doing the right things,,,, and also much like the rest of us here.... no need to feel bad for dropping the ball, We here will help you pick it back up.... Hope you enjoy the videos, comments, and groups here.... and also that you have a wonderful day... and keep smiling !
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TBI Panel Symposium Diagnosing, Treating, and Thriving with Traumatic Brain Injuries May 18th, 2017 | 1PM till 8PM EWU Spokane,SEWC 122 (Auditorium), Keynote 6PM Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Ph.D. Free Admittance | Open to the Public Traumatic…See More
"Hi my name is Linda. My injury happened 3 & 1/2 years ago. My biggest "problem" is not being able to do what I used to do. I use to kick box 5 days a week, now because of balance issues I cannot. I have gained a lot of weight and have…"