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The @joesorocks blog is back for 2019 with a new look and new articles! Check his new post about the close of his 2018 and a chance meeting with a fellow stroke survivor @ballinalldre. 💙 New #YouSoRock features are coming to his blog this week too! Read at JoeSoRocks.com (link in our bio). #blog #blogger #strokesurvivors #strokerecovery
30 years ago a repeat drunk driver almost took my live. Today, I dedicate my life to ending drunk driving for once and for all. Take the Pledge. #IPLEDGE . . . . #stopdrunkdriving #rehab #tbi #traumaticbraininjury #fitspo #concussion #ptsd #medical #doctor #medicine #hospital #accident #strong #inspire #motivation #inspiration #drunkdriver #car #daytonabeach #springbreak #life rehabilitation #therapy #nurse #beforeandafter #transformation #florida
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#chdawareness #day23 #scars "Dreams". When Lil'C was a little younger and his #hospital stays were more frequent, he would have #nightterrors / #nightmares after he came home. For a few days they would be nightly, then every few nights, then weeks and on and on. They are currently so infrequent that I'm not even sure when he had the last one. People talk about the #zipperscar but forget to talk about emotional scars. Pictures: Gettihg an #IV , the face after a "successful" IV, "winking", having fun in town, #echocardiogram , and sleeping. Many show his zipper. #heartmom #heartdad #chdawarenessmonth #micropreemie #cerebalpalsy #chroniclungdisease #nicugrad #traumaticbraininjury #tetrologyoffallot #medicallycomplex #childpsychology #medicallyfragile #1in110 #instaart #artistsofinstagram #inktober #webcomics #comics #ptsd #zipperclub
Now available in Kindle Unlimited! https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/author/ref=dbs_p_ebk_awm_abau?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B077LWTYXJ ----- #romance #inspirational #NewEngland #Maine #love #friendship #ArmyRanger #bodyguard #PTSD #stalker #traumaticbraininjury #secondchanceromance #horses #harborseals
~ Thanks everyone for the support, that meant so much to me to see there are other people out there who totally understand. Social media is great but we gotta keep safe too. I love Instagram and have loved meeting new random people from all over the world who are going through the same tough stuff. Keeping safe online is huge, knowing your triggers is huge and being mindful of what is safe for you is so important. For me it’s getting caught up in the chaos and controversy online. I have seen posts by some amazing people on instagram that do warn about scrolling through posts and being mindful of how it affects you. This is my reminder to ‘be body aware’! I felt my shoulders tensing and my body stiffen, I’d been triggered but it was so unnoticeable at first. A huge indicator though that I had to shut down and feel safe and STOP 🛑 Thanks guys for the kind post replies. How do you keep safe in social media? ~ . . . . Traumasurvivor - where making ‘a comeback’ is part of the daily routine! "Keep looking forward not behind" #myartwork #myphoto ~ #cptsd #complexptsd #complexposttraumaticstressdisorder #traumainformed #therapy #boundaries #innerchild #livelifelove #emotionalsupport #traumaticbraininjury #childhoodtraumasurvivor #dissociativeidentitydisorder #DID #childabuse #emotionalabuse #childhoodtrauma #traumatherapy #itsoknottobeok #cptsdrecovery #emotionallyfocussedtherapy #selfcare #psychotherapy #anxiety #mindfulness #mentalhealthaustralian #mentalhealth #psychology
Day 195- Sorry for the fewer updates these days. Heath and I have returned to running the distillery in an attempt to try to save what is left of it after 6 months of being gone. Unfortunately, a lot of Heath's memories remain patchy and although are slowly returning he is not able to do any work yet both because of this lack of memories and physical limitations. This is his work for now, which is extremely tiring for him. He wants to be here to try to help, but it is also physically exhausting. It is emotionally difficult to see his dream struggling but being unable to help. He sits in the rocker all day and contributes as much as he can, but mostly watches TV and keeps me company, which I'm happy for him to do. It is physically painful for him, but he won't leave me until it gets to be too much. I am learning to do production, managing distribution, come up with new marketing, running the tasting room and trying to run all aspects of the business that he once did and some of which has not been done for 6 months. This is what our days look like when he is not in therapy. I have such big shoes to fill. We released a special batch of Bourbon last weekend in memory of Carl and to help raise funds for his daughter Carissa who now needs a liver transplant. From 100 bottles we only have 5 left! I have a special project in the works also to pay homage to Mr. Distiller. We are just taking one day at a time, because that is literally all we can do. None of us know what tomorrow brings. Our lives have changed so much from 6 months ago, and we have many dark clouds in the sky right now, but all that matters is our family is whole and together. No matter the outcome, we will be together. We are very thankful for those people in our lives that continue to help us, and those that have come into our lives to help us. Our village continues to hold us up. #tbi #heathon #traumaticbraininjury #creeklyfe #recoveryneverstops #jugcreek #dammitcarl #norestfortheweary #icandoitall #recoveryishard #wilsoncountywhiskey #cedarsgin
I'm trying to get Aunt Penny used to being on my back while I do different motions beyond push-ups. I think we'll be able to do some really fun stuff eventually if we work up to it together. 😊 . . . . #weightloss #motivation #inspiration #exercise #noexcuses #improvement #selfimprovement #fitness #fattofit #fitover40 #fitfam #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #anxiety #depression #weightlosstransformation #traumaticbraininjury #tbi #clinicaldepression #calisthenics #pushups #thepushupsquad #dogs #dogsofinstagram #chihuahua #progress
Huge shoutout to @invisiblescar for putting into words exactly how I’m feeling today. There is a silver lining (not all the time but some times) and this is mine. #tbi #traumaticbraininjury #recovery #inspiration #loveyourbrain
LIFE IS EITHER A DARING ADVENTURE OR NOTHING AT ALL Helen Keller Overcast and foggy. But any day at the beach is a good day. More awkward jumping jacks and trying to master the crane kick stance #karatekid . I know I'm not creative. Just doing what I know. Simple, but effective. #noexcuses #nevergiveup #prescriptivefitness   #deadlif #outdoorexercises #fitspo #motivated #instafitness #fitnessjunkie #nogymnoproblem #beachworkouts #vacationworkouts #bodyweightexercises #womensfitness #womenwithmuscle #fitnessmotivation #motivated #muscleandstrength #planks #braininjury #tbisurvivor #tbiawareness   #traumaticbraininjury #braininjurysurvivor   #braininjuryawareness #headinjury #tbiwarrior #postconcussionsyndrome #tbi
When you leave your service dog for 30 seconds to check on your vegetables... lol he is very upset I forgot him for all of 30 seconds! #greatpyrenees #servicedog #dogsofinstagram #tbi #traumaticbraininjury #epilepsyawareness #garden #vegetablegarden
Hey, where did they get this picture of me? (Yes, this is Florida, but the bedroom is kept really cold.) #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #ilovemyairconditioner #warmblankets #weightedblankets #hoodielife
What is your favorite thing to do outside?
I love that my dear friend (soon-to-be doctor), Namhee, is always clear in her convictions. She is triumphant and powerful in the face of adversity. It’s almost magical that no matter how infrequently we have one of these rich, soulful talks, she always gets it and so do I. - We’ve both had major life events that took us off our paths, produced new perspective, and transformed our lives. It’s inevitable that ALL of us will experience major life events. For Namhee and I, these events eventually led us back to alignment with our innermost values as human beings. - You may have experienced dissonance after an event(s) as you search for meaning and adhere to habit while also trying to shift. You may feel resistance and think, “why is this my truth now? why me?” These questions are normal. Resistance and dissonance is normal. Transitions and adjustments take time and ongoing processing ~ it takes practice to stay informed and match thoughts/feelings with actions that will thereby create outcomes that will meet you and serve you in the new place that you are in. You will re-evaluate what priorities will need to be transposed to create some sense of equilibrium again. You will sit in silence, sit with tears, or experience various emotions guaranteed. - Yet this disharmony or lack of synchronicity will remind you that you are human. It will remind you that you are constantly evolving. It will show you that with the right amount of help and the meeting of your needs that darkness can eventually bring you light. Pain can eventually bring strength. Turbulence can eventually bring flow. Pressure can eventually bring relief. Divergence from a destined path can eventually bring clarity. - I hope you can choose over and over again to be human. And I hope you can honor your values during the process. - @canva @flaticon #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #therapist #psychology #insight #drkaxelsen #therapistsofinstagram #holistichealth #holistichealing #brainstrength #traumaticbraininjury #tbi #postconcussionsyndrome #healing #brainscience #recovery #transition #adjustment #honoryourvalues #findperspective #trusttheprocess #resilience
I’ve been spending a lot of time working on and trying to improve my talk on “Finding Normal.” I really want to be able to tell my story in the best and most effective way I possibly can and I feel like I’m getting closer! So if you are looking for someone to speak to a group or at an event, I would love to be that person! The best way to contact me is by email at huxfordspeaking@gmail.com or you can fill out a request form at www.jeffhuxford.com/speaking (LINK IN PROFILE) #findingnormal #newnormal #tbi #traumaticbraininjury #braininjury #doctor #blogger #blogtobook #author #findingnormalbook #speaker #genesis5020
PTSD and TBI (traumatic brain injury) "A new study published in PLOS One has found a way to tell TBI and PTSD apart by using brain scans. Researchers gathered more than 20,000 people with TBI, PTSD, both conditions, or neither. They scanned participants using single-photon emission computer tomography (SPECT), an imaging technique that can measure blood flow to highly specific regions of the brain. Although PTSD and TBI can have similar symptoms, in a brain scan, they look nothing alike, the researchers found. Patients with TBI showed decreased activity in the prefrontal cortex, temporal lobes, and cerebellum. These brain regions govern self-control of mood and behavior, memory formation, and coordinated movement. Meanwhile, patients with PTSD showed increased activity in the limbic system, basal ganglia, prefrontal cortex, cerebellum, and temporal, occipital, and parietal lobes. Brain regions that are involved in fear processing and emotional regulation, sensory processing, and integration of information are also affected. "Diagnosis and treatment for PTSD and TBI [are] often based on symptom clusters, and difficulties in differentiating between these brain disorders often arise due to the symptom overlap,” When it comes to treating TBI and PTSD, it’s important to be able to tell the two apart. The treatments for one can be harmful for people with the other. For example, the tranquilizers (benzodiazepines) that people with PTSD use to soothe an overactive brain could pack a dangerous double-punch to the already-underactive TBI brain. Meanwhile, the regular therapies required to treat TBI could be triggering for someone with PTSD." https://www.healthline.com/health-news/brain-scan-can-tell-ptsd-apart-from-traumatic-brain-injury-071115#5
Smell those spring blossoms!
We 💛 @luvmuffins_better_half you both are our heroes! #Repost @luvmuffins_better_half with @get_repost ・・・ 6 years ago today marks the official end to the "old" Jon and Melissa. I, (as well as the Army), had no clue what was coming back home to me... If ONLY it were "simply" thyroid cancer. Well, here we are, 6 years later with a couple lifetimes worth of experiences under our belts that I never would have imagined, a boat load of knowlege I never knew I would need, and some amazingly strong, caring, compassionate true friends I never would have met otherwise! This day, 6 years ago, made me who I am today: A wife A Caregiver A mother A daughter A friend A nurse A person who can say "no" ...An ADVOCATE! #Swerve #CaregiverLife #PlotTwist #Caregiver #CaregiverJourney #UnexpectedJourney #NeverGiveUp #GodHasAPlan #MyLife #ButterflyEffect #OurStory #Strength #ThankGodForHISPlan #HiddenHeroes #SupportOurCaregivers #JustKeepSwimming #JustKeepSwimmingEvenOnTheJellyFishFieldDays #TBI #PTSD #TBIGuy #TBIAwareness #TraumaticBrainInjuryResearch #DrainBamage #TraumaticBrainInjuryAwareness #TraumaticBrainInjury
Layering in some color finally now that I’m feeling better. You can really see the difference in style here. Fun WIP picture. Enjoy your Saturday! ... ... ... ... ... #kimballartistry #art #artist #ptsd #cptsd #tbi #traumaticbraininjury #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #bipolar #bipolardisorder #depression #majordepressivedisorder #schizophrenia #mooddisorder #anxietydisorder #recovery #oil #painting #oilpainting #wip #selfportrait #girlwithapearlearring #terror
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So 12 years ago I suffered a stroke as a result of overtraining for a fight. I was an amateur boxer and boxing coach. I was training 6 to 8 hours a day for 6 days a week and even on my rest day I was still shadow boxing so I didn't get the necessary rest. One day a blood vessel burst in my head and I suffered a stroke. •
As a result of my stroke I have horrible balance and weakness in my left side. My balance is really bad. I need the assistance of a walker to get around. •
Fast forward 5 years after the stroke my wife couldn't handle living with a cripple and divorced me. This put me in a serious depression. That on top of not having a purpose in life and a reason to live resulted in thoughts of suicide. •
Then my little brother threw me a lifeline. He approached me to start a noodle business selling our dads awesome noodle recipe. The business gave me a reason to live, a reason to wake up. I was in charge of marketing and accounting. •
Fast forward another 5 years and our frozen noodles/farmers market business became a restaurant. Golomein noodle house is the name of our restaurant.
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As part of my stroke recovery I hired a personal trainer to rehab me. A great thing happened to me recently. As one of the things we do in our business is we sell noodles at the farmers market. We hired a young kid to help us sell at the market. Well I discovered this kid has a love of boxing and so do I. During one of our work sessions I gave him a boxing lesson and discovered he is a naturally talented boxer. •
I offered to coach him and we have been working together since. So I resumed coaching and it has been amazing feeling to be back coaching. •
Next to improve my ability to coach boxing I asked my personal trainer to teach me to coach better. To achieve this I started training my trainer to box. My original goal was to improve my mobility by getting my trainer to help me move better while coaching him. •
Well the owner of the training business saw me doing such a good job of coaching my trainer, he offered me a job teaching boxing to their clients. So this is a new and exciting chapter of my life.
who wants to see more photos from my outside adventure today?!
The grass feels AWESOME!!!!!!
After a long day of sightseeing, a parade, and walking along Bourbon St. I needed a well deserved nap. My friend let me cuddle with her Pikachu. This was on vacation with my mom this past August. #wvambassador #ambassadorlife #mydreamtrip #ambassadordog #adventuresofdakota #servicedog #dogsofinstagram #huskiesofinstagram #husky #traumaticbraininjury #tbi #autism #lifebydesign #moretodoinlife #headstrong #heartstrong #loristrong
Beautiful practice this morning 🌿 thank you everyone who came out to support our mission in serving the Traumatic Brain Injury community. Thank you @therusticsa for hosting and @yogaleveda_333 for leading a delicious practice!❤️ Deep Metta for all. 🌿 #sanantonioyoga #spilledink #poetrylovers #lululemonambassador #yogaforhealing #yogatherapy #onebreathatatime #210yogis #sanantonioblogger #satxbloggers #tbisurvivor #traumaticbraininjury
Spend the day with some of the most epic people I have had the pleasure of meeting. Cheyne himself cant get out there and play so let’s play for him. Let’s raise money for an organization the gives hope, direction, and education to those affected by a Traumatic Brain Injury. • • • • • #caregiversupport #patientsupport #tbipatients #icucare #icucareathome #traumaticbraininjury #aidingtbi #tbisurvivor #tbiawareness #tbipatient #brainhealth #brainhealthy #cheynesbrain #cheynesbraincharitygolf #traumaticbraininjurysurvivor #traumaticbraininjuryawareness #traumaticbraindamage #traumaticbraininjuries #supportfortbi #supportingtbi #sandiegoneuropathy #sandiegoneurosurgeon #sandiegotraumaticbraininjury #occupationaltherapy #speechlanguagetherapy #occupationaltherapist #occupationaltherapyassistant
Working on a series of sound therapy studio recordings for healing and balancing the brain and nervous system. • These recordings will be geared towards calming and synchronizing brain activity to induce deep states of relaxation and a clear mind. • In addition I will be recording specifically for the injured brain, to facilitate rehabilitation of auditory attention, focus and rebuilding neural connections where damaged. The instruments I will use in these recordings contain complex audible harmonic overtones and pulses that are like a workout for your brain and at the same time have an extreme calming effect on your mind. • Recordings will be coming soon, keep an ear out for more from @mindbodymusiccenter MindBodyMusicCenter.com . #brainonmusic #mindonsound #brainonsound . . . #mindbodymusiccenter #mindbodymusic #listendeeply #soundmeditation #soundtherapy #naturalhealing #brainhealth #brainhealing #neurorehab #vibrationalhealing #naturalremedies #integrativemedicine #musictherapy #meditationmusic #soundheals #healingsound #nervoussystemhealth #musicandthebrain #livinghealthy #braininjury #traumaticbraininjury
Working on a series of sound therapy studio recordings for healing and balancing the brain and nervous system. • These recordings will be geared towards calming and synchronizing brain activity to induce deep states of relaxation and a clear mind. • In addition I will be recording specifically for the injured brain, to facilitate rehabilitation of auditory attention, focus and rebuilding neural connections where damaged. The instruments I will use in these recordings contain complex audible harmonic overtones and pulses that are like a workout for your brain and at the same time have an extreme calming effect on your mind. • Recordings will be coming soon, keep an ear out for more from @mindbodymusiccenter MindBodyMusicCenter.com . #brainonmusic #mindonsound #brainonsound . . . #mindbodymusiccenter #mindbodymusic #listendeeply #soundmeditation #soundtherapy #naturalhealing #brainhealth #brainhealing #neurorehab #vibrationalhealing #naturalremedies #integrativemedicine #musictherapy #meditationmusic #soundheals #healingsound #nervoussystemhealth #musicandthebrain #livinghealthy #braininjury #traumaticbraininjury
🎵First when there's nothing...But a slow glowing dream...That your fear seems to hide...Deep inside your mind...What a feeling...Bein's believin'...I can have it all...Take your passion...And make it happen🎶 . . Everything, everybody, everyone has the potential to be everything...anything, anywhere, anytime, anybody, anyone! The potential is already in you! . . #flashdance #believe #sunrise #sunset #sunshealingrays #cheshirelife #concussionrecovery #concussion #traumaticbraininjury #trauma #meditation #mindfulness #mindfulwalking #writingmeditation #writingmedicine #musictherapy #eighteesmusic #mindbodysoul #healinginsharing #physicianhealthyself #mentalhealth #mentalhealthishealth #grief #poetry #poetsofinstagram #wordporn #creativewriting #creativemind #brynasmiletoyourday
Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury • • • Part Four: What are UPMC Sports Medicine Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion? • • In today’s video we learn about the UPMC Concussion Group guidelines for managing mTBI and concussion. These recommendations reflect a shift in the current knowledge and methodology for treatment of mTBI and concussion. Stay tuned for upcoming videos that will go into greater depth regarding current concepts related to identification, classification, and treatment of concussion and mild traumatic brain injury.
Aunt Penny doesn't like it when I do push-ups in grandma's hallway because she doesn't get treats at the end. So she fusses at me. 😁 Sorry, Aunt Penny, these push-ups are for @theconstantathlete , not for you! 😊 . . . . #weightloss #motivation #inspiration #exercise #noexcuses #improvement #selfimprovement #fitness #fattofit #fitover40 #fitfam #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #anxiety #depression #weightlosstransformation #traumaticbraininjury #tbi #clinicaldepression #calisthenics #pushups #thepushupsquad #dogs #dogsofinstagram #chihuahua
#Repost @dasa_adaptive_training with @get_repost ・・・ Only 2 weeks away! Have you signed up?! The National Adaptive Sports and Fitness Conference, held by The Disabled Athlete Sports Association, is March 7-10, 2019. That’s less than a month away! The weekend schedule has been posted, link Below! Presenters will consist of health professionals, Occupational Therapists, Recreational Therapist, Physical Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, coaches, & program directors from various organizations; Emory & Henry College @maryvilleu @uarizona @wustl_official @paraquad @parkwayschools St. Louis Public Schools @uspowersoccer @lakeshorefoundation @glasa_sports State of Louisiana GUMBO @riseupandlivewellness United States Tennis Association Team USA Basketball @usawr As well as Paralympians and our very own DASA Athletes, @dasasports and DASA Adaptive Training. Registration and conference schedule is located at; dasasports.org . . . #adaptivefitness #adaptivesports #exercisephysiologist #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #rehab #adaptandachieve #dasaadaptivetraining #theabilitygym #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #exercisephysiology #acsm #stlfit #stlgram #recovery #rehab #spinalcordinjury #traumaticbraininjury #cerebralpalsy #multiplesclerosis #musculardystrophy #doctor #coach #personaltrainer #pt #adaptive #fitness #sport
6 years ago today marks the official end to the "old" Jon and Melissa. I, (as well as the Army), had no clue what was coming back home to me... If ONLY it were "simply" thyroid cancer. Well, here we are, 6 years later with a couple lifetimes worth of experiences under our belts that I never would have imagined, a boat load of knowlege I never knew I would need, and some amazingly strong, caring, compassionate true friends I never would have met otherwise! This day, 6 years ago, made me who I am today: A wife A Caregiver A mother A daughter A friend A nurse A person who can say "no" ...An ADVOCATE! #Swerve #CaregiverLife #PlotTwist #Caregiver #CaregiverJourney #UnexpectedJourney #NeverGiveUp #GodHasAPlan #MyLife #ButterflyEffect #OurStory #Strength #ThankGodForHISPlan #HiddenHeroes #SupportOurCaregivers #JustKeepSwimming #JustKeepSwimmingEvenOnTheJellyFishFieldDays #TBI #PTSD #TBIGuy #TBIAwareness #TraumaticBrainInjuryResearch #DrainBamage #TraumaticBrainInjuryAwareness #TraumaticBrainInjury
I was getting meds and such ready for the day and I heard Aunt Penny harassing grandma who was trying to sleep in. So I enticed her into the other room with the promise of treats and worked on our crow pose. 😊 . . . . #weightloss #motivation #inspiration #exercise #noexcuses #improvement #selfimprovement #fitness #fattofit #fitover40 #fitfam #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #anxiety #depression #weightlosstransformation #traumaticbraininjury #tbi #clinicaldepression #yoga #calisthenics #dogs #dog #chihuahua #crowpose #yogapose
At a basic first aid level, head injuries can be broadly split into two categories: concussion and compression.⠀ ⠀ 🧠Concussion: is a temporary disturbance in the brain's functioning as a result of a blow to the head⠀ 🧠Compression: is bleeding or swelling in the brain that causes intracranial pressure to increase -> the brain gets compressed⠀ ⠀ #firstaid #firstaider #CPRcertified #firstaidtraining #parenting #newparent #mumshour #parentshour #homeschoolmum #expecting #baby #babyhealth #kids #motherhood #parenthood #parentcamp #mumchat #dadchat #dailyparenting #mum #dad #babyfirstaid #pediatricfirstaid #medicine #medic #concussion #headinjury #headinjuries #traumaticbraininjury #TBI
@lifting_lake_law_girl suggested I use a band or similar to allow me to straighten my leg during this pose. So I grabbed my blindfold and it worked perfectly! I will use this and slowly work my way down and I think I'll finally nail this pose! And the reason this is a picture instead of a video is because the moment I got here I had a nasty cramp and made a noise that no one shall ever hear. 😂 . . . . #weightloss #motivation #inspiration #exercise #noexcuses #improvement #selfimprovement #fitness #fattofit #fitover40 #fitfam #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #anxiety #depression #weightlosstransformation #traumaticbraininjury #tbi #clinicaldepression #yoga #yogapose
A couple of my spills from yesterday that I initially blamed on Sweet P, but in rewatching them I see it was all on me. Sweet P, I'm sorry I dragged your good name through the mud. If you nudge me, that's on you. If you distract me? That's on me. We can't control what people (or animals) do, but we can control how we react, right? 😂 Anyway, Happy Saturday my friends! . . . . #weightloss #motivation #inspiration #exercise #noexcuses #improvement #selfimprovement #fitness #fattofit #fitover40 #fitfam #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #anxiety #depression #weightlosstransformation #traumaticbraininjury #tbi #clinicaldepression #calisthenics #pushups #thepushupsquad #dogs #dogsofinstagram #chihuahua #bassethound #rescuedogs #fail
Had an amazing time at the @pinupsocietymagazine launch! I had a special mention in the speeches and received the most beautiful feedback about my story! Check out my article 'Paralyzed to Pinup' inside. Grab your copy here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1568621?__r=956327&s=w #pinup #pinupgirl #publishing #inspiration #journey #friends #loveothers #loveandlight #pinupsocietymagazine #girlboss #womenwithdisabilities #traumaticbraininjury #acquiredbraininjury #lifecoach #motivationalspeaker #babewithamobilityaid #createyourmasterpiece
Update - Yes, I made it to the kettle, and yes, it’s in the bathroom lol. #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #fatigue #greentea #recoveryday
I am going to be traveling with my mom to help her the weekend of this show. She will be there for her business @wibblywobblydesigns and I will be sure to take good care of her. #spnfamily #spncon #spnvegas2019 #supernatural #ambassadordog #adventuresofdakota #servicedog #dogsofinstagram #huskiesofinstagram #husky #traumaticbraininjury #tbi #autism #lifebydesign #moretodoinlife #headstrong #heartstrong #loristrong
Finding My Sparkle Day 357 🧠💖⁣ ⁣ This is the face of me being licked to death by my friend’s dog Hamish. He does this every time I visit 🐶😂
#Repost @neekyates with @get_repost ・・・ Friends, March is only 7 days away now. This means that I’m gearing up to fundraise for #mindfulmarch in support of #tbiawareness and @loveyourbrain 🧠 There are a few initiatives you can join, all by donation👇🏻 by donating you not only help us raise funds to continue running the FREE 6 week research-backed Yoga and Meditation program but you benefit from all the awesomeness, too! 1. Meditate daily in March with a 31 day meditation challenge. Enrollment is by donation, you will receive a guided meditation, inspirational quote and tools to buff up your mindfulness practice every day from March 1st-31st!! Sign up through the link in the @loveyourbrain profile. • 2. Come practice @unionyogastudio on Thursday March 21st with @bakayogini for her 1pm Hot Hatha or at 8:30pm with @yogawithkassandraprus for their Yin + Meditation class. These classes are by donation!! • 3. Join us all on Saturday, March 30th from 7-9:30pm for an evening of community and fundraising @unionyogastudio ! We will be hosting a guided meditation, gentle movement practice, a discussion circle AND the opportunity to contribute to a community vision board (yay for arts and crafts!). Tickets are by donation. Sign up through the link in MY profile. • ALSO, I’ve been lining up some bangin’ raffle prizes, winners to be drawn the night of our fundraiser. 💥 5 class pass to @unionyogastudio 💥one of a kind artwork from @yellowbird.studio 💥75min Yoga session with me! 💥60min Reiki session with @stokespsychotherapy 💥A Festival Weekend pass to @muskokayogafestival 💥A crochet yoga mat bag AND market bag from @shopoldsoulcreations AND MORE.. so much more! Thank you for continuing the conversation about brain health. I hope to see many smiling faces throughout the month of March 💛 . . #fundraising #traumaticbraininjury #toronto #community #healing #resiliency #love #strength #canada #yoga #meditation #tbi #health #brain #connection #thankyou
#chdawareness #Day22 #milestone "feeling the pressure". When #LilC was only a few weeks he surprised everyone by outgrowing his first (a size 1) #bloodpressure cuff his nurse weighed him for the first time since birth. So for me blood pressure checks have held a special place for me, but for Lil'C.. they have always annoyed him. #heartmom #heartdad #chdawarenessmonth #micropreemie #cerebalpalsy #chroniclungdisease #nicugrad #traumaticbraininjury #strokesurvivor #medicallycomplex #medicallyfragile #1in110 #instaart #artistsofinstagram #inktober #webcomics #comics
My electric kettle is literally right inside that door, and it seems like a million miles away right now. Also, welcome to my bedroom lol. #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #socloseyetsofar #telekinesis #alldayheadache #recoveryday
Day 365. One year. One year ago today we weren’t this happy. One year ago today Brian laid in a hospital bed in the TICU at Chandler Regional. There was so much uncertainty. So much unknown. I remember waking every morning for rounds and listening intently to what the doctors had to say. I remember not sleeping well. I remember not wanting to come back home to sleep in my own house - it felt empty without him there. There is still so much unknown. That’s the thing with a traumatic brain injury - there’s no finality, there’s no surgery, there’s no magic pill it’s just time and therapies and hope and prayer. I am so happy to be lying next to him tonight in our own home laughing and smiling. And thanking god for keeping him on this earth a little while longer. Your boys and I need you Brian. Happy 1 year of your new life ✌🏼 #teamtambo 🤟🏼💛💛💛 #tbi #tbirecovery #traumaticbraininjury #hero #fighter #oneyear #newlife #hope #nevergiveup
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This bowl was full 2hrs ago. @werthersoriginalus chewy caramels are my favorite candy, and I have no self control with them lol. #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #sweettoothsatisfied #livingmybestlife #caramelallthethings #treatyoself
I can’t do much with my computer now, so I guess I’m keeping my single socks there now 🤷🏼‍♀️ The goat and llama were Christmas gifts from my son, and the bright pink @remcrafts blanket was a Christmas gift from myself. #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #ilovesocks #crochetblankets #pinkallthethings
There’s been a big pile of clean laundry and some other things slowly growing next to my bed, getting big enough that it was starting to make it hard to walk with my cane. I decided to tackle it after I woke up. I mean, I got everything done, buuut... #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #mistakesweremade #neurofatigue #toohardtoofast #doallthethings #staywithinthelines #acceptanceishard
This is the first time I’ve been sick-ish since the accident. I’ve gotten about 3hrs of sleep in the past 24. I am exhausted, uncomfortable, and have been reminded that I can’t move quickly (for example, to the bathroom) even if I want to. #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #sickday #fatigue #turtlespeed 💚 Credit - @thelatestkate
I guess I had a pretty bad episode last night. Couldn’t remember anything I was doing, totally disoriented and confused, even slower processing than usual, etc. No bueno. #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #everythingisawful #brainfail 💚 Credit - @theunchargeables
Painfully accurate. It seems like EVERYTHING takes so much preparation and recovery, to the point where you have to weigh whether it’s even worth it. #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #neurofatigue
This is me. I literally just came home from grocery shopping in my pajamas and headed straight for my bed. #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #oldmenewme #neurofatigue #notjusttired 💚 Credit - @meme_the_sick_away
I spent most of the day sleeping because sometimes that’s just what has to happen in order for me to function. #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #neurofatigue #notjusttired
This is how I’m trying to approach my new life - it’s not what I wanted, but here we are anyway. And, in a way, it’s the scariest thing that’s ever happened to me (which is saying A LOT). #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #grievingprocess
The story of Old Me 🤦🏼‍♀️ #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #oldmenewme
I have this pin on my survival bag, which I take everywhere. @sootmegs makes a ton of different ones, and even made me a custom “I have a brain injury” one. #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #takeitslow
I feel like people who think like this have never had anything bad happen to them. This isn’t happening to make me stronger, because it’s god’s plan, or any of that bullshit. #tbilife #traumaticbraininjury #invisibledisability #inspirationalnonsense 💚 Credit - @emilymcdowell_ (I think)
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