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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Which one is yours

Imagine going for aquatic exercise at 6:00 am and on this day no one else was in the pool yet. It was just the lifeguard and I at the pool.  As usual Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine …. gas up

Laughter is powerful and healing.  Being observant of others and our surroundings can bring laughter of things we or others do.  You pulled up to the gas pump to fill up.  One goes in to pick up coffee and tea while the other fills the car with gas.  The line to McDonald’s is long.  On the way out one notices Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as Brain injury medicine … smoothies anyone?

Laughter as brain injury medicine makes life easier.  Have you ever offered someone Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … What’s your vision?

Vision? What vision? What’s your vision of perception?  Have you laughed at some ridiculous comments or created laughter in a room full of serious people? At a recent Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Did you get your check

Life seems so financially driven.  Everything is about profit.  What happens if you are concerned about another and want to check on them?

Being concerned about another’s safety and well being it was vital that someone do a welfare check.  One made a report to make sure they were safe. They were informed of my concern and they picked up the report.

As they read it they noted that I requested a “welfare check”.  Being that this person was a concrete thinker he assumed a “welfare check” meant something far from safety and concern.

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English: LOL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A “check” meant money.  His psychologist asked him to explain what they thought a “welfare check” was.  His interpretation was a check of “X” number of dollars.

When that person saw their psychologist they stated “they are after my money”.  They sent someone to do a “welfare check”.   The psychologist  informed the person that a “welfare check” was to make sure they were safe and it had nothing to do with “finances or money”.

I can see how “check” could have a double meaning.  Sometimes it’s hard for others to believe someone is caring enough to check on safety and well-being.  Life really isn’t all about money.

He learned a “welfare check” is a good thing, and others do care.   Every time he writes a check he thinks of the “welfare check” that had no monetary value.  He wonders if the people who do “welfare checks” also write “checks” to pay his bills?  He believes that would also be a form of “welfare check”, as it takes alot of stress off a person!  He has a point!

Have you tried to help someone and they totally misinterpreted your good faith?

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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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Laughter as brain injury medicine … not ready yet

When stressful situations happen, laughter is relaxing and healing. Camera, one has carried it everywhere, long before cell phone cameras.  It’s my memory!  Ironically, over the years people have complained Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … where’s cell phone

Gosh, those small cell phones are easily misplaced.  We pull them out to text, answer calls, take pictures, and various other things.  What happens when Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … fashion or not?

Is this fashion or not? We were visiting with friends and discussing attire from years ago. Three of us had similar life experiences, but Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Eyes

Time to laugh at our daily frustrations.  Laughter helps heal the body and soul. Have you looked throughout your surroundings and couldn’t find what you just had?  How Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as medicine … where is it

Sometimes life seems so serious and even the most obvious things are hard to provoke a good hearty laugh.  Laughing makes you feel better!  It takes fewer 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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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 »

 

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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 … 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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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 »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … The turkey did it

Laughter makes healing easier.  Everyday is an adventure in this home.  Which Thanksgiving would you prefer for dinner?  This Thanksgiving was likely the first following my injury, November 1992.  Dinner was in the oven and smoke filled the house. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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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 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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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 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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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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Laughter as brain injury medicine…Forgot how you looked before leaving the house

Laughter as brain injury medicine is healing for the heart, soul and mind.  Here I believe others will find themselves or someone they know in similar situations and laugh instead of cry! 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!

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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 – Are you hot and looking for a fan?

Laughter helps promote healing in so many ways.  Life’s challenges with brain injury, dysfunction, chronic illnesses and other injuries are all life altering events.  Sometimes it’s very difficult to find humor in the midst of these changes but it’s important to have laughter to remain healthy.  Sometimes what one perceives as being humorous is not necessarily funny to another.  Enjoy the hot and cold of this week’s laughter time! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine – Words with double meanings

Laughter is imperative to recover from brain injury and all other issues that affect your health. If it were not for keeping a sense of humor one does not know how one could survive.  There have and continue to be plenty of tears shed in the meantime.  They aren’t just your tears, but those closest to one’s situation…that care and love one.  They also suffer immensely without education or help.

Jazz Has a Sense of Humor

Jazz Has a Sense of Humor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Most have learned to laugh with me, but they cry with me too.  They probably cry because I make them absolutely miserable at times! 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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