June 2010 Blog Posts (31)

Keep a Balance in Your Journaling

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Added by Barbara Stahura on June 30, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

I Make Mistakes

There, I said it. I'm sure I always have. Now, as I recover, I just TOTALLY beat myself up about them. Some of you may not have any idea how hard it is/was for me just to write that down.

It is as if I've just made an admition that I'm "broken". Be that as it may, I'm going to be admit to being a little cracked rather than as broken. Maybe chipped is a better analogy.

I've been working so hard the last 6 months correcting what I can. Accepting that there are…

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Added by Tom on June 26, 2010 at 5:17am — 6 Comments

Exobrain - by Scott Adams of Dilbert fame

Scott Adams, the author of the Dilbert comic strip has a fascinating blog. I enjoy his writing. A couple of days ago he wrote a post entitled Exobrain. Click on the word Exobrain and it will take you to the whole post but to give you a bit of a taste here are two quotes from it:



I'm fascinated by the phenomenon of manipulating our…
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Added by Emerson on June 25, 2010 at 10:39pm — 2 Comments

My Introduction - One with the Land

Greetings community,

Thank you for welcoming me to this network. This being my first blog post, I would like to take a minute to introduce myself. I sustained a severe TBI at the age of 12. Like all of you, I struggled with life for many years, weighed down by the notion that I had to settle with what was given me by fate. Then, at a particularly turbulent time in my life, I discovered martial arts and found the flame of passion in my life reignited. For the first time…

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Added by Benjamin Luskin on June 25, 2010 at 10:13am — 2 Comments

Caregiving Makes Us More Fully Human

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Added by Barbara Stahura on June 23, 2010 at 9:14am — 2 Comments

Feena (Before and After) - Things that I miss about the 'old' me >8| (...Heavy Sigh...)

Here's something I wrote when I had an 'normal' approach to life - It was nothing special other than being a story I was able to tell in 'Lyrical' form - I met and had a really cool relationship with a very 'simple' young woman. The words, for me anyway, told a story I felt like expressing -- It wasnt GREAT and I dont think it was BAD - but, just like my relaionship with Feena, was simple and easy going - Expensive Dinners, Jewelry, gifts were never asked for and not…

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Added by Chris Morriah on June 21, 2010 at 9:36pm — 7 Comments

The meeting

On September 16, 2007 my life evolved 180 degrees, literally.

I was driving down a moderately busy road on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

My last memory prior to "my meeting" was of looking up at a street sign and realizing that I would need to turn around.

Tire marks left by my car indicated that it went from a curb lane to the inside lane and arced back to the curb lane.

The car then went over a curb onto the parkway, over a sidewalk and slid onto the…

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Added by Diane Wise on June 21, 2010 at 12:18am — 4 Comments

Happy Father's Day

To all the survivors out there, Happy Happy Father's Day. One of the great things about being a survivor is that I have great kids, that I love and who still loves me. It was my daughter (13 years old) who saw me fall (6 1/2 years ago) and saved my life by being smart enough to call 911.

Added by Richard J on June 20, 2010 at 1:34pm — 2 Comments

"Wonderful Again" - A song I wrote 'Pre-Wreck' - I would appreciate anyones HONEST input - Good -OR- Bad - Tnx

Wonderful Again –cm

2 Verses - Then Chorus (Which is written at the end in this Blog)…

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Added by Chris Morriah on June 17, 2010 at 2:08pm — 4 Comments

Fallen

F a l l e n -cm

Recorded and (Hopefully) available (for FREE of course 8} ) to anyone that would like to hear it -

Its been the best Ive been able to do 'Post-Wreck' (TBI Survivor) so your comments n any/all…

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Added by Chris Morriah on June 16, 2010 at 4:23pm — 3 Comments

Thankyou Aii For Being Here

I want to thank all of you that wrote to me you are verry kind it was hard loosing wolfgang my daughter whose suffering from MS found another doberman when we went to pick him up he was skin and bones iam glad we rescued him from the humainsociety in FT. MYERS avitar is looking wonderfull now THANKYOU ALL

Added by stephen d. cunningham on June 14, 2010 at 9:27pm — 4 Comments

Accepting Myself

I've been quiet lately doing some internal thinking and soul searching. My emotions have been all over the place but I think I've come to peace.

I am accepting myself for who I am rather than who I was. It is hard, but it is reality.

By no means does this mean I am giving up. Rather, I'm just accepting myself for who I am at this particular point in time.

I do not know if I will ever be able to return to the type of work I once did. Multi-tasking…

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Added by Tom on June 12, 2010 at 9:40am — 4 Comments

Living with a brain injury and the Fable of the Tortoise and the Hare

Posted by secondchancetolive on June 11, 2010

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Over the past several days I have been writing a series Living with a brain injury and Having Options. Last night I began thinking about the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. Although I have not finished… Continue

Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on June 11, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Asking for Help

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Added by Barbara Stahura on June 10, 2010 at 9:53am — 3 Comments

He'd never see his brain again . . .







The wonderful drawing "Tis better to have loved and lost your mind" is by Jeff Gregory of Jagged Smile and is used with permission. Please contact Jeff at… Continue

Added by Emerson on June 9, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Living with a brain injury and Having Options Part 2

Posted by secondchancetolive

on June 9, 2010



Please read Part 1 for context. Thank you.



Today’s…

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Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on June 9, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Please share this Information with Professionals -- Thank you!

Hello Friend,

My name is Craig J. Phillips and I would like to be of service to you. I am an individual living with a brain injury and a masters level rehabilitation counselor. For more insight please read my…
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Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on June 8, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Living with a brain injury and Having Options Part 1

Living with a brain injury and Having Options

Part 1

Posted by secondchancetolive on June 8, 2010



Hello and welcome back to Second…

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Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on June 8, 2010 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Blog, Who would have thought?

Hello friends. I have really freaked myself out

writing to this blog. It easily seems that I am coming across

negatively. that is why I reiterated my first blog with a second.

I have had an amazing life, and apply almost no focus on my past.

Nevertheless it kind of freaked me out the feelings, and thoughts…

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Added by kelly Ryan on June 8, 2010 at 3:47pm — 4 Comments

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