February 2012 Blog Posts (10)

‘My Story’ Mindfulness Practice and TBI, The Gold Mind Meditation Project


“Until you have the inner discipline that brings calmness of mind, external facilities and conditions will never bring the joy and happiness you seek. On the other hand, if you possess this inner quality, it will be possible to live a happy and joyful life.”  Dalai Lama

Notes to our much loved son, Had - a time of agony, love, sense of loss and hope, encouragement and realization that you have been given life because of your…


Added by Had Walmer on February 29, 2012 at 10:39pm — 1 Comment

My Dad's TBI & Other Related Background

Forty years ago, right before I was born, my dad was in an auto accident resulting in a TBI.  I grew up hearing about what a nice person he used to be, which I found odd, because he was usually still a pretty nice person.  I knew he had “brain damage,” as he called it.  Of course, this was usually said by way of consolation, and to my dad's credit, he himself never made such excuses for his behavior, and have many fond memories of his affectionate…


Added by David landis Farr on February 29, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments


Thanks to the administrator that accepted my application to the network.  I will drop a little info on myself.

3 May 2009 I was reborn with a Severe Closed head TBI.  I was coma induced for three weeks, because I was combative.  I have a piece of hardware in my skull at about 6 inches long and 3 inches wide.  I have a scare from the bottom of my sternum to just below the belly button and a Trac scare from being intubated.  I went from 220 lbs to 177lbs.  I still like my naps.

Added by CJ Mahon on February 29, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Hellow everyone ON THE TBI Survivors Network

 Iam writing this to let everyone know that someone stated i was a cry baby i am sorry if they feel that way unfortunatley i dont think i am i was on active duty in the US NAVY where i got two TBI /PTSD and body TRAMA  as a result of my life change and what i was going through the people i was serving with throw in a lot of abuse and punnishment i reached out for help there was none i served four and a hlf years as a disable person with invisible wounds for witch i was punnished for there…


Added by stephen d. cunningham on February 26, 2012 at 5:44pm — 3 Comments

Rappaport's Rule: When most people agree with you, worry.

"A crucial task for anyone interested in social/community problems is to look for paradox so as to discover antinomies [a contradiction in a law, or between two equally binding laws]....  Once discovered, we will often find that one side or the other has been ignored and its opposite emphasized.  To discover which paradoxes of social life are founded on antinomy and which are founded on absurdity and false reasoning is part of our job.  That is the understanding part.  The action part of our…


Added by David landis Farr on February 25, 2012 at 9:59pm — No Comments

I've written a book about my father's TBI, and I'd love your support!


Just 1,000 supporters and I'll get published! To help, please visit this website, http://www.pubslush.com/book/view/205, where you can both pre-order my book and support a worthwhile cause -- giving books to children in need!

Your order will go through the day I hit 1,000 supporters. This means the world to me, and I hope you will pass this on to your families and friends.



Added by Janna M Leyde on February 24, 2012 at 2:27pm — 2 Comments

New Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury Shows Promise in Animals


Released: 2/8/2012 1:00 PM EST

Embargo expired: 2/19/2012 4:00 PM EST

Source: American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Newswise — NEW ORLEANS – A new drug is showing promise in shielding against the harmful effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats, according to a…


Added by Margot Bumpus on February 20, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments

seeking art/craft work by TBI survivors

call for submissions



 If you are a survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury and make art or craft,

we want to show your work






Added by Judith Treesberg on February 14, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments

Grieving The Loss of our Former Selves

This realization has taken 3 years, but has been perhaps the most important step taken in this recovery.  Just as I grieved the fatality of my husband as a result of the car crash (we would have celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary while I was in the 6-week coma), I also had to grieve the loss of my former self.  

Like any death, it's a sadness that sneaks up on me.  Especially when I'm confused or dealing with neural fatigue.  Whenever experiencing anger,…


Added by Angela Betancourt on February 7, 2012 at 8:28pm — No Comments

The Hellish Nightmare That Changed Our Lives! (Part1)

July 16th 2011, I was getting excited as in 2 days it is my birthday & my husband had plans (this I knew), what are the plans, this we will never know as the fates that be, forever changed our lives :( you see a neighbour had texted my husband asking for his help with their pool. My husband is a brilliant man & is/was every ones go to guy, so of course he said he would go help......little did we know how our lives would change!…


Added by pauline chappell on February 4, 2012 at 10:03am — 2 Comments

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