Monthly Archives: October 2009

Building my cognitive-behavioral exoskeleton

MTBI can do a lot of damage, in terms of shredding your existing skills and long-accustomed habits. It can really undermine your thinking and judgment, so that you never even realize you need to do things differently than you did … Continue reading

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Crossing the river(s) when the bridge is washed out

I’ve been thinking a lot about how my brain developed over the course of my life, wondering if/how my early mtbi’s affected me. I have to say, it’s a bit confounding. It’s hard to see where the differences between me … Continue reading

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Poor Memory + Anxiety = Too Much To Do

I had a revelation the other day… they just keep coming… One of the reasons that I end up with too much on my plate is that I literally forget that I have things going on already. That’s not a … Continue reading

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Writing lots to keep things simple

I had an epiphany today during my morning exercise. I realized that one of the reasons my life tends to fill up with all sorts of activities and I get swamped by so much to do – and spread so … Continue reading

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I haven’t got time for the pain

I haven’t got need for the pain, either. I confirmed something very important, this past week – if I do not exercise vigorously, first thing in the morning before I do anything else, I pay for it in pain. For … Continue reading

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Practice, practice, more practice

I’m feeling perky today. I didn’t get enough sleep last night, but I got up and rode the exercise bike, stretched a little, and then lifted my weights. I just do 5-lb dumbells, and I focus on my upper body, … Continue reading

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Journaling for TBI Recovery

I’ve been really thinking a lot about the two articles I read lately — the first Offensive Play – Football, dogfighting, and brain damage, by Malcom Gladwell in the New Yorker, and the second The Magnificent Minnesota Nun Brains by Ken … Continue reading

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Does blogging make me brilliant?

It’s quite possible… I’ve been giving a lot of thought to what can be done to help myself not end up like football players described in Malcom Gladwell’s New Yorker piece on Football, Dog Fighting and Brain Damage. I must … Continue reading

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What an amazing article on brain injury

Thank you Malcom Gladwell for this amazing piece – “Offensive Play” I really don’t have the words to say how much I appreciate this. As someone with friends who have both been boxers and who have played football, and who … Continue reading

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And SHAME on you, if you take advantage

… of “sinfull” women who have sustained TBI.  It just occurred to me (I can be slow on the uptake) that people might use this information about people who have had brain injuries against the women who have survived them, … Continue reading

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