May 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Traumatic Brain Injury — THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE! Part 2 of 2

Posted by secondchancetolive on May 25, 2009



Please read Part 1 for context. Thank you.



When I reached my high red belt I had a spiritual awakening that forever changed my life. I have applied this principle to every area of my life. The destination is not as important as what I learn on the way to the… Continue

Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on May 26, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Traumatic brain Injury — THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE! Part 1 of 2

Posted by secondchancetolive on May 24, 2009



Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. In my experience I have found that the quality of my life is not determined by what happens to me, but by how I use what happens to me. With my awareness, I have learned some very valuable lessons. In this article I will share several of those lesson with you. These lessons have helped me to succeed, when giving up would have… Continue

Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on May 26, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

I had a blast at the 1st annual TBI Conference!

I can't believe how many people are living life with TBI. I met so many awesome new friends at the Seattle conference. Thanks to all!
Logan

Added by Logan Olson on May 15, 2009 at 4:24pm — No Comments

My Struggle living with an Invisible Disability Revisited — Part 1

Posted by secondchancetolive on March 19, 2009



In August 2007 I wrote this 4 part series. In lieu of what transpired with Natasha Richardson and the subject matter of traumatic brain injury being discussed as an invisible disability — ABC Radio San Francisco AM 810 on March 18, 2009 — I decided to reprint this 5 part series in its entirety.





My Struggle…
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Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on May 13, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Felony battery brain injury, and the effects

I was hit in the head with a baseball bat (or a pipe...police don't know) in August of 2008, and spent a week in the neurological intensive care unit. I suffered three kinds of hematoma, and have many deficits that remain.



My biggest problem, other than physical detriments, have to do with reaction to me from friends and family. Most everyone acts as though I am normal, as if I have overcome all of my injuries. It isn't the case.



I have been in a Ph.D. program since 2006,… Continue

Added by Dan Johns on May 1, 2009 at 9:15pm — 1 Comment

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