Monthly Archives: August 2009

A new focus for this blog

I’ve been keeping this blog for about a year and a half, posting pretty frequently, and getting a lot of visitors — over 35,000 readers, total. Lately, I’ve been dealing with some sticky medical issues that have baffled and confounded … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Experiences with TBI | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Brain Is a Co-Conspirator in a Vicious Stress Loop

Great article at the New York Times If after a few months’ exposure to our David Lynch economy, in which housing markets spontaneously combust, coworkers mysteriously disappear and the stifled moans of dying 401(k) plans can be heard through the … Continue reading

Posted in brain, neuroplasticity | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Oh, the uncertainty…

I came across this quote today: “You see, one thing is, I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, doctor, doctor visit, head injury, Head Trauma, love, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, tbi, traumatic brain injury, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Paradox of Sleep

NICABM’s blog has a great post — and short video — about the importance of sleep. What’s the big deal about not getting enough sleep? There are connections between sleep deficiency and a weakened immune system, muscle aches, headaches, nausea … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Experiences with TBI | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Connections between pain and PTSD

The past couple of weeks have been crazy for me, and it’s taken somewhat of a toll. I’ve been busy with work, busy with other activities, busy, busy, and more busy. I also did some traveling for about a week … Continue reading

Posted in analgesic stress, brain, Brain Injury, chronic pain, concussion, coping strategies, depression, doctor, education, Emotional Fallout, exercise, fatigue, fibromyalgia, flashbacks, FMS, guided imagery, head injury, insomnia, life, mental health, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mtbi, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, physician, post traumatic stress disorder, psychotherapy, PTSD, stress, stress-induced analgesia, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, therapy, thoughts, trauma, traumatic brain injury, wounded warriors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good progress on the insomnia front

Something quite magical has been happening in my life, lately — I’ve been getting more than 6 hours of sleep each night. To people who have no trouble falling asleep and staying that way until they get 8 hours, this … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, coping strategies, exhaustion, fatigue, head injury, Head Trauma, insomnia, life, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mtbi, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, trauma, traumatic brain injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What will you do with your one precious life?

I’m reading “The Leader of the Future”, a collection of essays on leadership and leading written by people who make a point of knowing about that stuff. It’s quite inspirational. I can really use it, because I’m starting to lose … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, concussion, coping strategies, head injury, Head Trauma, inspiration, life, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, PTSD, risk, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, thoughts, trauma, traumatic brain injury, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Of course it’s awful… Life is awful.

Dear TBI survivor, Not to depress you or anything, but think about it –you’re not the only one suffering, and suffering is not exactly unfamiliar in the world. Yes, it’s terrible that you have sustained an injury that’s screwing up … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, concussion, coping strategies, head injury, Head Trauma, life, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mtbi, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, thoughts, trauma, traumatic brain injury, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

More talk about resiliency

There seems to be something in the air… Human resiliency in the face of trauma is on my radar again. Over at the NICABM blog, there’s a post about Trauma Recovery with Tibetan Monks that I found really interesting. The … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, concussion, coping strategies, head injury, Head Trauma, inspiration, life, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mtbi, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, trauma, traumatic brain injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Which mistakes do I keep?

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams I just came across this quote, while poking around various blogs. I had intended to write something else… but I forgot what it … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, concussion, education, head injury, Head Trauma, inspiration, life, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mtbi, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, thoughts, trauma, traumatic brain injury, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment