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a little downtime this weekend

haven’t been feeling great fighting off a cold – watching what I eat and getting some exercise recovering from the past couple of weeks — and also gearing up fro the week to come lots going on, before Christmas and … Continue reading

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And suddenly, it is fall

I have been so preoccupied this week with the work changes and catching up with old friends whom I haven’t seen in over a year, that I have not directed much energy towards noticing this season. I’ve been tired — … Continue reading

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Annnnnddd… we’re back

I got home from my week of vacation at 1:00 this morning. I brought in a few essentials, took a long, hot shower, then crashed. The drive home was trippy – I was tired, my spouse was in the mood … Continue reading

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Up early, time to breathe.

I woke up early today and have had some time to catch up with myself. I gave a friend some feedback on their resume (which someone had prepared for them — and very badly, too). I hope it helps – … Continue reading

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#10 Thing I wish they’d told me after my concussion(s)

10. Plenty of other people have had mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions), and most of them are getting on with their lives. Brain injury / concussion is extremely common – millions of people in the US experience once each year, … Continue reading

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#9 Thing I wish they’d told me after my concussion(s)

9. You may feel like this for a while. Yep, it’s unpleasant. Yep, it can suck. And yep, it can take a while to get all figured out. It’s practically impossible to explain to others what it feels like to … Continue reading

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#8 Thing I wish they’d told me after my concussion(s)

8. You might feel like you are crazy… like you’re losing your mind. This is another very common complaint after concussion / TBI. Your brain is working differently than before. Maybe you’re saying and doing things that don’t make sense … Continue reading

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#7 Thing I wish they’d told me after my concussion(s)

7. Being tired makes you cranky. It also can make you more emotional than usual. You may find yourself behaving in “strange” ways, or thinking “strange” things. You may also find yourself getting much angrier than before — and much … Continue reading

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#6 Thing I wish they’d told me after my concussion(s)

6. All of this is going to make you feel very, very tired. The sleep thing again… I’m repeating myself, because it’s that important. Fatigue is one of the top complaints of people who have sustained a brain injury. For … Continue reading

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Gotta slow it down… before it stops you

I’m taking a break from social media, this weekend. I’ve been spending too much time on Facebook, lately, checking in with all my old friends, and it’s getting to me. The steady stream of excitement, the videos, the thought-provoking memes, … Continue reading

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