There are many frustrating, angering and exhausting facts of life living with a brain injury. There are glimmers of hope as we progress and recover (which feel few and far between in the beginning). So, when a set back occurs a brain injury survivor is more susceptible to an intense experience of the return of … Continue reading Healing Set Back?
Energy Conservation for TBI
EC is vital for brain injury survivors and challenging to achieve. Exhaustion is a consequence for TBI survivors after simple daily routines. Add some appointments and interactions with family or friends and BAM- zero energy for anything extra, let alone zero reserves to appropriately cope with minor irritations or keeping up with basic independent living … Continue reading Energy Conservation for TBI
Winter Blues Biting?
Change of season is an added stressor for the TBI Survivor. Remembering where winter gear is at, having the energy to pull out winter gear...feeling intimidated by cold, ice and snow (which perhaps once was welcomed and enjoyed). Here are considerations for survivors and loved ones this season: Bundle up! Cold wintery weather can be … Continue reading Winter Blues Biting?
The Holidays Are Upon Us!
Minimizing stress with a TBI is crucial- Here are 5 ways to achieve mindfulness during the holidays: Bundle up and go on mindfulness walks. Focus on your 5 senses and note what you observe. You may come across a friendly chickadee or dark eye junco. Focusing on the sound of your crunching footsteps may help … Continue reading The Holidays Are Upon Us!
TBI on TV
YouTube has an incredible variety of videos/clips on the subject of TBI. In an effort to simplify your search on what is out there, here are 3 channels I found helpful: TBI Coach Nathalie Kelly, the TBI Coach does a great job educating the community about TBI symptoms and challenges and also speaks to … Continue reading TBI on TV