I must admit laughter lightens our souls and brightens each day! We can laugh at ourselves or laugh with others, either way it increases the “feel good” hormones in the brain. It seems like people Read the rest of this entry »
Category Archives: Veterans
Is sleep a problem
Sleep is a common problem. Most people dealing with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, ADD-ADHD, chronic medical conditions and injuries and more, have difficulty with sleep. I recommend clicking on the highlighted red link to Sleep Struggles and Disorders for a comprehensive and quick list and easy to navigate.
This site has an extensive list of all types of sleep problems. Additions and deletions of articles will be maintained. Go to the bottom of the page and click and read the links you are interested.
These Links about Sleep, Sleep Struggles & Disorders, ADD, Spectrum & Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Apnea, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Rarer Sleep Disorders, Other elements impacting sleep, Light, vision, and sleep … and more.
Please leave comments as you explore these links. What is helpful and what is not? How do these sleep disorders apply to your life and situation?
Service dogs and veterans
Short video on service dogs and veterans. Dogs are known to be therapeutic with those suffering physical or mental illness. They also add to pleasurable days for everyone. Having a pet is a healthy choice! All dogs regardless of breed or schooling … are service dogs in their own right!
Service dogs identify a need by the handler, and both need to be respected by the public. People should be cautiously aware the handler is challenged and needs assistance.
Short video on service dogs and veterans
Laughter as brain injury medicine … he seemed so much bigger
We all have special memories of moments. Some are measurable memories and others are not! Precious memories entwined Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips understanding how disorganization can be disruptive: comparing ADD and brain injury
Keeping organized is essential to recovery from brain injury. Clutter overwhelms the brain and may cause Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
Long-term problems of head-injury
Here is a glimpse into the reality of brain injury. Another TBI patient has shared this clear and concise writing about brain injury. It was stated that the information was written by a physician, but I do not have the author’s name. You will find by reading this that it’s a “snapshot into your troubled reality following brain injury”. Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips to taking back control and saving relationships after injury Part 2 of 2
It’s never too late to change. If you have a new or old injury make sure you are doing what you can for yourself. You need to focus on the things you can do. Evaluate the things you might be able to do, and try to do these things. Repetition brings success. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
2007 Christmas family gathering where most people wouldn’t expect
It’s the holiday season and reminders of years past. It’s bad enough that my subarachnoid hemorrhage occurred December 22, 1991 … a date I will never forget and left my life and my immediate family’s altered forever! What comes to mind now is Christmas time 2007! Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips to taking back control and saving relationships after injury Part 1 of 2
If you are depending on others to help get you through the early phases after brain injury, illness or other health issues remember to keep these dependencies temporary. Take back control and do all the things you can do for yourself providing you stay safe. Put fear behind you. Don’t let fear control you. Don’t depend, join in and attend life! Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
If I could have, I would have … The Caring Children Program
In 1990 and 1991 two nurses from Cleveland, Ohio health systems founded programs that taught children several levels of health in the elementary school setting. The “Caring Children Program” was taught in the classroom and other community settings as a team effort with nurses and children. Teaching focused on preventive health, education and understanding through hands-on skills and active participation. Read the rest of this entry »
How it all began 40 years ago … a journey back in time Part 4 of 4
It was now Labor Day Weekend and we went on a picnic to Schronbraun in southern Ohio. Picnic in the park was a great summer outing, and long walks. When the weather Read the rest of this entry »
How it all began 40 years ago … a journey back in time Part 3 of 4
Al got the approval of both my father and mother to marry me. We were engaged April 2, 1972. There was significant turmoil in family Read the rest of this entry »
How it all began 40 years ago … a journey back in time Part 2 of 4
A little over a year passed. I didn’t want to attend my high school senior prom. It just wasn’t my thing. My mother wanted me to attend. I told her I would go with another person Read the rest of this entry »