Monthly Archives: August 2012

Taking Accountability for Ourselves will help everyone look inward, find joy in life, and live by setting healthy boundaries. If you have not already achieved the “Thrivers” as listed in this article, you can set realistic goals to find the “you” even if you are dealing with traumatic brain injury, chronic illness, aging…it’s never to late to understand, to love and be loved!

Take the time to visit this new website and read this article.


I recommend everyone to take a look at this website. Many people, including healthcare professionals fall victim to narcissistic/sociopaths. When this manipulation happens within the healthcare area patients and families health and lives are jeopardized.

This sums it up best to help others understand what they can’t see but what is happening or has happened.  Narcissistic/Sociopaths/Psychopaths I use interchangeably and I will refer to some of these issues in future posts.  The following is a quote from this great website:

“Narcissistic/sociopaths are just as wickedly abusive as those that physically abuse and yet no one sees the scars and unhealed wounds they leave. They are not visible to the naked eye but they are visible if one looks closely. These people are dangerous people and often they will physically abuse, they even have the potential to kill, yet they are cowards so more often, they will beat, whip and abuse with their tongues. They will manipulate, guilt and lie to control you. They will use mind games to convince you that you are the one that is bad, wrong, messed up and needs fixing”.

I encourage others to learn more about this type of personality, cut ties, and move on. You are worth so much more. Others will eventually see it, but don’t wait on them.  It’s your life.  Life is short.


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Please read the link on regarding the Study for Teens with ADHD are helped with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) from Duke University, North Carolina. So much of this overlaps with brain injuries, is it possible this would work with brain injuries and become part of health insurance payments to achieve one’s optimal level of functioning? Please take the time to look this over and leave comments for the researcher and ADD…and so much more.

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

New Study shows Teens w/ ADHD helped by
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Guestpost from David Rabiner, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor;
Dept. of Psychology & Neuroscience, Duke University
August 2012

I have been a huge fan of Dr. David Rabiner’s ATTENTION RESEARCH UPDATE since its inception in 1997. Not only do I count on his comprehensive, plain-English explanations of up-to-date research trends and developments as key resources in my drive to keep my information base current,  I also archive them for future reference.  

For those who aren’t already among the over 40,000 people currently subscribed (sponsored now by CogMed, so no longer a charge to you), at the conclusion of this post I tell you how to get your own monthly copy in your very own email box.

I urge any professional working with individuals on the Attentional Spectrum — whether teachers, counselors, coaches, therapists or physicans…

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Laughter as brain injury medicine – Giving your son that special treat


Every mother loves to send their adult children home with leftovers.  In addition Read the rest of this entry »


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New cell phone changes…a week in TBI survivor’s life (Part 2 of 2)

This is a continuation of another frustrating week in a TBI survivor’s life after two decades.  The struggle is ongoing.  By reading this I hope you will reach out and help someone you know instead of passing judgment.  This is an attempt to help educate others as to what happens behind closed doors with an invisible injury Read the rest of this entry »


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Laughter as brain injury medicine – Two better than one

Shortly after my brain injury I attempted to resume graduate studies.  Parking on any campus is a test of timing and parking agility.  I never found this a real problem before injury.  It’s just something we did to attend classes on campus. Read the rest of this entry »


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New cell phone changes…a week in TBI survivor’s life (Part 1 of 2)

People wonder what it is like inside the life of someone with traumatic brain injury.  Since this injury is invisible, I want to offer you a clear picture of how difficult every week  is.  Each week is a different problem, but because Read the rest of this entry »


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Simple and basic tips to dressing and changing clothes

Often society is focused on appearance.  It’s either about how Read the rest of this entry »


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Laughter as brain injury medicine – I thought it was bullet-proof glass

Have you ever purchased anything that could endure all types of abuse?  I thought I had. Read the rest of this entry »


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Is a physical problem more important than a mental health problem

I feel compelled to write this and see what others are thinking. Is a physical problem more important than a mental problem?  Why is there Read the rest of this entry »


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Simple tips staying safe when the lights go out

Simple tips staying safe when the lights go out. Have you ever had problems with your balance? Has the power gone off and you need to hold onto flashlight and other things for safety?  How can you manipulate Read the rest of this entry »


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Laughter as brain injury medicine – just another day

I worked diligently to create a post for today.  I simply can’t find it.  I have no idea what happened to it, or where I put it.  That’s the story of my life!  I’ve also been searching for my brain for nearly two decades, so I better just call it another day! Read the rest of this entry »


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