Monthly Archives: July 2009

More morning brain boosts

I came to my senses and rode the exercise bike again this a.m., before I did anything else. It’s amazing to me, how much more awake I feel, after I finished my (relatively short) ride. One of the things about … Continue reading

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A day that didn’t start with exercise…

… sadly did not go well :( I decided this morning to forego my 20 minute bike ride and just get on with my day, but I found myself frittering away the hours doing this and that, rather than the … Continue reading

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My early-morning brain treatment

A few days back, I was mulling my morning routine and how to fix it. I tend to wake up aroung 5-6 a.m., which gives me an early start on the day. I often jump out of bed with lots … Continue reading

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Or, perhaps more accurately, can LIVES be saved?

I had some feedback from one of my posts yesterday about Bob Woodruff’s recovery from TBI. I didn’t like the article at all – in fact I felt it did a HUGE disservice to brain injury and rehab – it … Continue reading

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Can Brains Be Saved?

A great positive-spin tbi piece in Parade Magazine by Lee Woodruff. It’s about a year old, but it’s still a good thought-provoking read… September 6, 2008, was a clear-blue Indian summer day in Nebraska. Jennifer Ruth sat in the stands … Continue reading

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An attitude of gratitude

I’m feeling incredibly grateful today. And it is good. To all appearances, I shouldn’t be quite this happy. The weather has turned ugly again, and it’s looking a lot more like November than July, right now. I have had to … Continue reading

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In praise of shape and color

I’ve been experimenting with better ways to keep myself organized throughout my days and weeks. I have always had problems with losing track of what I was working on, forgetting what I was supposed to do next, whether it was … Continue reading

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Getting beyond the broken to find the brilliant

I’ve been pondering a lot of stuff, lately… Going through the motions of my days, trying to see where things are working well, and how they’re working well… Doing inventories of my strengths along with my challenges, so that I … Continue reading

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Harnessing the force of habit

I’ve been giving a lot of thought, lately, to how I’ve managed to make my way in the world and do such a damned good job of it (if I say so myself). Despite a bunch of MTBI’s (some of … Continue reading

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Customizing my workdays

I’ve been out and about for the past few days, not doing much extroverted type of activity like blogging or talking to people. I’ve been spending more time watching my daily habits pretty closely, seeing how I’m doing with my … Continue reading

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