Monthly Archives: October 2012

Laughter is the best brain injury medicine … Thanksgiving dinner the vegetarian style

Over the years I have learned to compensated with precision.  To have a holiday dinner Read the rest of this entry »


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Simple tips to help with sleep disturbances

Sleep disturbances with mild, moderate and severe brain injuries are one of the most disturbing symptoms following brain injury and are three times greater than the general population.  Are sleep problems taken seriously?  Inability to sleep is a severe Read the rest of this entry »


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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Changing times

Stop and spend a little time laughing.  At times life is too serious.  What time is it anyway?


America changes from daylight savings time to standard time and vice versa in the Spring and Fall seasons.  We all remember phrases “Fall Back” or “Spring Ahead?”   Turn the clocks back one hour in the Fall and turn ahead an hour in Spring.  

When do you change the clocks? What month? What week? It’s always Sunday morning at 2:00 am, but

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Have you read “Are Hospitals Less Safe Than We Think?”

In Newsweek September 17, 2012, John Hopkins surgeon, Marty Makary addressed a number of problems within our healthcare system that employees do not talk about. Read the rest of this entry »


Simple tips … Where have all your friends gone Part 3 of 3

Everyone should have a Living Healthcare Will highlighting who is significant and who is not. Does your friend know where you keep it?  Make sure Read the rest of this entry »


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Laughter is brain injury medicine … Where are you

Shortly after we began moving … and we are still moving 6 months later!  I just Read the rest of this entry »


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Lost & Found: What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know

I found this information at Broken Brilliant and copied it here so all my readers can print it off and help educate those around you.  This is excellent advice for friends and family from a TBI survivor and support group leader. You can also click on the link below to find the original article. Read the rest of this entry »


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You are not alone Part 4 of 4

I have been listening to my readers and know ABUSE is rampant among people with brain injuries, chronic illnesses and the aging population.  It begins with a form of manipulation on these easily targeted vulnerable Read the rest of this entry »


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This is ADD Awareness Week! Please take the time to visit and peruse the educational information to help with TBI, ADD, ADHD, a loved one, and more.

Kate Kelly the co-author of “I’m NOT Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!” , a Pioneer with ADHD, Memorial Service was yesterday. She passed away within the past month. It’s been a sad time within the ADHD community. Let’s support and offer prayers to those who survive and continue their works with ADD, ADHD and so much more.

Tell me what you think. I believe you will see how ADD overlaps with TBI and so many other cognitive problems in health. There are solutions to problems and organization. Looking forward to hearing from my readers. I believe you’ll find this entire site a great resource. Take one article at a time. There’s a lot to take in.

Madelyn also refers to Broken Brilliant. I also enjoy this educational site and you can click on it from either or from my links on home page. Happy reading! Let me know what you believe helps you personally?

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

Remember – links on this site are dark grey to reduce distraction potential
while you’re reading. They turnredon mouseover.

by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CMC, SCAC, MCC

Catch Up Time

Some of you may already be aware that in the past month I have lost three people who are very dear to me:

  • Kate Kelly  — You Mean I’m NOT Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! co-author, beloved by thousands
  •  Patti Bryant — a friend since college, with whom I did theatre, as did a great many of the close-knit theatre group who’ stay connected on FaceBook and with periodic reunions, and
  • my father, Col. Millard Earl “Brandy” Griffith, Ph.D.

I’m reeling, and more than overwhelmed.

Running around like headless chickens this past two weeks, flying point on Kate’s Memorial Service details, Kate’s co-author Peggy Ramundo & I have gotten so little sleep that we’re sincerely hoping we don’t drop…

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Simple tips … Where have all your friends gone Part 2 of 3

There is so much no one knows about brain injury, but the basics are explained to the family.  They always give the worst case scenario!  Families are told Read the rest of this entry »


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Laughter is brain injury medicine … Duplicates, triplicates, how many do you need

Pantry Commentary

It seems like no one understands why I have too much of everything.  Doubles, triples, Read the rest of this entry »


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You are not alone Part 3 of 4

Here is just one small example Read the rest of this entry »


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Simple tips … Where have all your friends gone Part 1 of 3

You are finally getting your life back in order. You are alert and oriented, don’t feel like much and yet so much has changed. The world Read the rest of this entry »


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Laughter is the best medicine with brain injury — How much is too much noise

How do you measure how much noise is too much? I’d say this was too much

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You are not alone Part 2 of 4

If you go into work and do your best, there is NO room to worry about mistakes. Humans are not flawless, but there are boundaries that need to be set.  Revealing mistakes is human and can Read the rest of this entry »


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