Monthly Archives: April 2013

Simple tips for brain injury … exercise Part 2 of 2

Exercise, that seems like work!  Even if you think you aren’t exercising, it’s likely you are.  Are you doing any of the following? Read the rest of this entry »


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Laughter as brain injury medicine … cold feet

It’s been a rainy spring 2013!  Walking through the puddles reminds one during childhood when we’d run and jump in the fresh puddles on a warm spring day.  It’s not been warm but Read the rest of this entry »


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It’s okay to feel Sad sometimes!

Nearly everyone with brain injury, depression, PTSD, chronic illness and other situations have experienced sadness regardless of how positive they are daily. This clear and concisely identifies a situation when approached by another’s rude comment with their lack-of-understanding or compassion for another human being. Sadness is a normal feeling, as many feelings are. Don’t stuff feelings, they are a part of life! Read on and enjoy this post.


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Cauldrons and Cupcakes

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”

~ Carl Jung

Yesterday someone well known in American ‘New Age’ circles told me something that I found quite preposterous.  In fact, I found it a little dangerous…

They said that if I was ‘truly enlightened’ and ‘living from my heart’ I would be 100% positive and happy all the time. From that place of 100% positivity I would heal, but if I still had even one ‘negative’ thought, felt one shred of sadness, or doubt, or depression, then I was destined to remain sick, miserable and ‘enmeshed in my pain body’.

Really? I’m sorry, that just doesn’t wash with me.  With my thinking I am 100% responsible for my…

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In the aftermath of terrorism … Who gets rehabilitation

In the aftermath of terrorism many questions remain.  Many people have lost what was “normal”.  They will be searching for a new normal.  Most will find that balance with help.  Are we ready to help in all the ways they need?  Who will get rehabilitation and what type of rehabilitation? Read the rest of this entry »


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Simple tips for brain injury … exercise Part 1 of 2

Are you struggling to get on track to feeling your best?  What is your best? Are you interested in becoming your healthiest and prefer avoiding the gym? Read the rest of this entry »


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Laughter as Brain Injury Medicine … Silly comments or questions

Have you laughed today?  Many times we say things that are innocent but Read the rest of this entry »


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Medications that help but what it takes to get them Part 2 of 2

Some problems that are happening inside our healthcare system are due to Read the rest of this entry »


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