Raising awareness for people with brain injuries

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month – and I’ve always tried to do my part to recognize and promote it. This included doing a walkabout where we donated money to the Brain Injury Association of Florida. Now we (me and my mother) are doing our part to continue to raise awareness! So, we created a Zazzle …

We take so much for granted

We take so much for granted, as humans. Americans especially. After my accident, and it was an accident (I wasn’t suicidal), I had to re-learn how to do practically everything. I couldn’t walk for close to a year, I had to re-learn how to eat, spit, talk, and pretty much everything else we take for granted. …

Art Therapy: Neuroscience and Brain Injury

Art Therapy: An Exciting Breakthrough in Neuroscience Anna Sandoval, an artist and Clinical Art Therapist, spoke with our brain injury support group on January 23rd, 2014 about the role of art therapy in brain trauma recovery. Anna presented an engrossing factual lecture followed by a hands-on exercise in mandala drawing. Because neuroscience has recognized that images are …

Are we too dependent on technology?

Are we too dependent on technology? I say yes. And here’s my reasoning: what am I typing this on? A PC, which is a piece of technology. I could also be typing it (and then publish it!!!) straight from my cell phone. Man, I remember when all you could do on cell phones was call people …

My life with a brain injury

Some thoughts I had today… For me, acquiring my brain injury was a lot like suddenly being taken from my old body and dropped into a new one. This new one may look exactly the same as the old one, but it’s also vastly different. I don’t even feel like the person I was before my …