Monthly Archives: June 2012

Beautiful day today

And I got my exercise this morning, to move things around a bit in my cells and wake them up. It’s been a few days since I really exercised, and it feels good to do it. I’m tired, I’m behind … Continue reading

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Just understanding makes things better

So, I’ve been reading up on the Polyvagal Theory, and it’s really making a lot of sense to me. In a nutshell (if I dare to summarize), the human system has three systems which respond to the environment, especially perceived … Continue reading

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The Perceive, Recall, Plan, Perform (PRPP) System of task analysis

This post is a placeholder for a discussion on this topic. I just found it, and it could be useful. I think it’s similar to other approaches I’ve taken, but I could use a refresher with my general approach to … Continue reading

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Off to a better start (today)

Well, I got another lesson yesterday. I’ve been really struggling with my sleep and my workload, and yesterday I thought I’d try to pack in as much as I could — and it totally backfired. I ended up really frying … Continue reading

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What happens in vagus never stays in vagus

In my pretty much relentless pursuit of what will relieve some of the stress and strain of the effects of multiple concussions/TBIs, I’ve been told a lot of things, and I’ve also read a lot of things. I’ve also been … Continue reading

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What gets lost – and what is found

The other day I got a surprise. My mother has been going through old pictures and early childhood notes she kept, and she’s been sending them around to all the kids. Mine came in the mail — I wasn’t expecting … Continue reading

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Originally posted on braininjuryselfrehabilitation:
Nearly everyone believes that if they are injured at work their employer will help them.  Most people believe this because they are excellent employees and should be backed by their employers.  I just had a hearing…

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Forget despair – I’m going to exercise

I have to admit, writing about the traumatic / PTSD aspects of TBI has got me a little bummed out. Additionally, thinking about CTE and the NFL players’ suit(s) against the NFL, and pondering the shortened anticipated lifespan of TBI … Continue reading

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PTSD/TBI Factor #6 – Perpetrating Violence

This is a continuation of the discussion about PTSD from TBI – Exploring some possibilities. So far, we’ve looked at how TBI directly contributes to PTSD through proximity, duration, extent of brutality, betrayal, and threat of dying. In all cases, … Continue reading

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Give yourself a chance to be really good

I had an interesting discussion with a friend the other day. Actually, it wasn’t a discussion. They just declared that there are no bodhisattvas (or perfected human beings) on earth today. Everyone is just human. There are no fully developed … Continue reading

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