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In memory of Nathan … It’s not “goodbye”, but “See you later”

Diann’s favorite flowers “Indian Paintbrush” (Nate’s grandmother)

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In Memory of: Nathan 11/09/1995-01/20/2014 High School Senior & 18 Forever(Click on the link to view 11 photos in memory of Nate) He had a heart of gold, a clever and creative mind, a passion for sports, music, and dance.  Also intellectually blessed with a spirit stronger then imaginable, and surrounded by love … now his life is a memory and love remains strong.  He touched more lives in his short life then many do over an entire lifetime.

Thank you to all  Riverton, Wyoming community for supporting this beautiful Peck Family in their darkest days and the ongoing support for Nate’s three siblings, mother and step-father.  You must all be proud to say you live in Riverton, Wyoming where community comes together in a time of need.

My heart goes out to my sister (Diann-Grandmother) and brother-in-law (Russ-Grandfather) as they continue to find strength while rebuilding shattered lives.  May they be blessed with many more happy memories and years ahead.

Rest In Peace Nate.

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In memory of Nate November 9, 1995-January 20, 2014

Sad news article from Riverton, Wyoming County10 news last week and obituary of Nathan Daniel Hatfield.  In memory of Nate and all our family as we comfort Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Is life really a “walk in the park”?

A walk in the park is peaceful.  A time to slow the pace of life and take in environmental delights!  Here you’ll find uncomplicated Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The hardest work ever

English: A subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Just a brief over view what happened during the years of recovery.  I struggled daily with only energy for 3 to 4 hours every day.  All my life before this injury I use to sleep not more than 3 or 4 hours a night.  I did not have time to sleep.  I was simply too busy.  I worked, and I worked hard! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Both sides to this scenario: physician and receptionist versus patient

Do the physicians really know what’s happening at the front desk?  Is it the patient that has the problem?  Is it the receptionist’s problem?  Usually 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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Parents with a special needs child

As I walked behind a young mother with the most adorable little girl it brought back memories.  These memories are heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time.  Read the rest of this entry »

 

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I recommend everyone to take a look at this website. Many people, including healthcare professionals fall victim to narcissistic/sociopaths. When this manipulation happens within the healthcare area patients and families health and lives are jeopardized.

This sums it up best to help others understand what they can’t see but what is happening or has happened.  Narcissistic/Sociopaths/Psychopaths I use interchangeably and I will refer to some of these issues in future posts.  The following is a quote from this great website:

“Narcissistic/sociopaths are just as wickedly abusive as those that physically abuse and yet no one sees the scars and unhealed wounds they leave. They are not visible to the naked eye but they are visible if one looks closely. These people are dangerous people and often they will physically abuse, they even have the potential to kill, yet they are cowards so more often, they will beat, whip and abuse with their tongues. They will manipulate, guilt and lie to control you. They will use mind games to convince you that you are the one that is bad, wrong, messed up and needs fixing”.

I encourage others to learn more about this type of personality, cut ties, and move on. You are worth so much more. Others will eventually see it, but don’t wait on them.  It’s your life.  Life is short.

 

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Is a physical problem more important than a mental health problem

I feel compelled to write this and see what others are thinking. Is a physical problem more important than a mental problem?  Why is there Read the rest of this entry »

 

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A young man who has touched my life in countless ways

Graduation and party time of year can be a stressful time for many.  This year is a significant milestone in the life for a young man who entered into this world after my injury.  He does not have any idea of what I was like before he was born.  He loves me for who I am and not who I was.  He knows nothing different.  He gave me hope.  Hope for a better tomorrow.

I will highlight ways children can help Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips to help you feel better instantly

When you feel as though everything you are doing isn’t helping there is still something you can do to help make yourself feel better.  You’re probably tired about hearing you need good nutrition and exercise.  This is true, good nutrition and exercise are essential to your optimal level of health.  Nutrition and exercise needs to be a lifestyle change and that takes at least 5 weeks of consistent change.  What about an instant change that doesn’t include nutrition or exercise? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips if you are getting ready for that special occasion

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Attending all the family gatherings and events this time of year can be extremely difficult for those with injuries, chronic illnesses, and brain injuries or dysfunction.  Here are a few tips that are helpful to get through these events and yet enjoy the people who are present.  It exhausts those dealing with the above-mentioned issues, so planning and organization is the key.   Read the rest of this entry »

 

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