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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Yuck! what’s that sour taste

Most people wake up anticipating a hot cup of coffee or tea in the morning.  Some coffee makers have timers and drink upon awakening.  Was the fresh brewed aroma apparent this morning? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … another day another year

I tried on and off all day to post a simple laughter note.  All I wanted to say Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … socks hanging on door

Have you laughed today?  Oh, how I love helping others and being their advocate … but sometimes Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter is the best brain injury medicine … just one childhood moment with friend

With all the sadness in the world, it’s time to laugh again! Have you ever done something as a child you never told your parents about? What was the motivation for doing it? Children are innocent and they have memories their parents Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … recipe and kitchen disasters

Everyone has experienced some silly things that happen in kitchens.  Either we add the wrong ingredients, don’t follow directions, forget something, or simply don’t know what happened! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Is there a difference between guardrails and handrails

I was talking with another person recovering from brain injury when she was describing how her shower and home was adapted to meet special needs.  She was paralyzed on the right side and could not speak.  She knew exactly what Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … what did I ask for?

So many times those with brain injury use the wrong words, but was this really miscommunication or just a mistake? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … how old is that turkey?

Laughter is healthy.  Laugh daily.  With all the choices of meals and vegetables, turkey remains the main course for Thanksgiving meals!  Even though the sweet potatoes, mash potatoes and gravy, stuffing, Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … omelet for breakfast

It is always a great feeling doing something special for others. My friend is not well, but woke up 4:30 am and thought she’d make herself an omelet because she had the eggs I gave her.  She prepared fresh vegetables, cut up turkey, and intended to use cheese. We all know you feel your best with good nutrition.

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The fry pan, bowl and spatula were ready.  She cracked an egg and tried again.  She realized the egg was hard boiled. Again, she did the same to another egg and that was hard boiled…she didn’t know all the eggs were hard boiled!

I may have failed to inform her.  Why is it that others can’t read one’s mind, or the way I compensate?  I always put my hard boiled eggsback in the carton.  Sometimes I surprise myself like I surprised her!  That breakfast omelet that sounded so delicious turned into a breakfast of hard boiled eggs!  She had her laugh for the day and her protein!!!

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I could have saved her a ton of energy.  She could have just peeled her eggs and relaxed!  Think about all the positive thoughts that increased dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain as a result of preparing such a nutritious breakfast that never made it to fruition.

This turned out to be a hard boiled egg omelet with laughter!  Still a happy breakfast!

How often do you think you have all the ingredients and it turns into something totally different?

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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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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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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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Laughter is the best brain injury medicine … what are you doing there

Imbalance is common with brain injuries, chronic illness and aging.  Falling is embarrassing.  Rather then asking for help or looking like an idiot most of us compensate in different ways. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Laughter brain injury medicine – Just by the seat of your pants!

Most of us with brain injuries go about life the best we can.  We continue to help others along the way, never complain and go on as though we have no problems of our own.  We understand others better then most…simply because we have been there in different ways. Most of all, we just simply understand and know how to help.

I met this lovely woman while doing my aquatic exercise.  I knew her to be an avid lap swimmer, with lower extremity paraparesis. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine –Ice cream anyone?

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Baskin Robbins 31 (Photo credit: starmanseries)

With the warm weather upon us and those out enjoying ice cream cones it reminds me of a family outing that turned to laughter!  Oh, those simple things we say, and mean something else!

I think the most adorable Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine – Self check-out lanes anyone? Unpredictable days?

English: Costco in Moncton, New Brunswick

This is something many individuals go through with chronic medical issues.  You ask the question should I leave the house or should I stay home.  One is always believing it will be a good day, so you go about the plans for your day.  It turns out this is more of a typical day in the life of all the above mentioned individuals.  Please laugh along.  You may be able to identify these situations with either yourself or a loved one.  I welcome any of your personal “laughter moments”! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine – Where is he?

So many different things happen with brain injuries and brain dysfunction and as sad as so many things are, it’s really important to laugh daily.  Laughter is the best medicine.  Research proves that laugher helps heal.  With brain issues at the moment the incident occurs there really isn’t anything to laugh about because the person is so frustrated with the ignorant things that happen … it takes awhile to step back at that particular situation and laugh. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine – Permanent Hairdo?

A Day in My Life. Keep Smiling!

Brain injury survivors need to laugh at the things that happen.  Even some of the most difficult times can be funny…at least when you reflect on what happened.  Communication difficulty of various degrees occur with brain injury.  This situation is an unfortunate communication barrier. I give details surrounding the situation so others can better understand what happens in the lives of brain injured survivors. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine – Telephone?

It’s something new for everyone on this website.  LAUGHTER! Everyone with brain injury or brain dysfunction of any sort have some silly things they do periodically, but some of us more frequently than others…like several times a day!

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Laughter… (Photo credit: leodelrosa…)

  At the time we do these goofy things we are frustrated with ourselves we either cry or think of ourselves as “plain stupid.” It really doesn’t seem funny at the time, because we just simply can’t figure out what is wrong and don’t notice.  In retrospect, when we realize what we did we can laugh!  It’s truly difficult to understand this, until you’ve been there. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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