What a Difference a Year Makes

As 2018 comes to an end I’ve started to reflect on the past 12 months, and it has been nothing short of amazing! I launched this resource with the hope of helping just one person. Be it someone recovering from a brain injury, or a family member or a friend trying their best to support them. And I can honestly say that I feel like I’ve achieved this and more!

In less than 12 months I have shared my journey on Independent.ie, Journal.ie, Ireland AM, Humans of Dublin, Ryan Tubridy’s Radio Show and a number of local print media (see media library here).

The response has been nothing short of incredible.

From messages of love and support from family, friends and people I have met throughout the years.

To people reaching out with the most humbling, kindest messages you could receive; from people who have found help, support and hope in my story and tips.

To people looking for advice on how to manage their own recoveries, be it from brain injuries and concussions, various mental health illnesses or other serious injuries and illnesses.

This is something I was certainly not prepared for.

People Want My Help?

People want advice and help form me? They want MY help? MY advice? Mine? WOW!

It’s so hard to believe. And it’s such a huge responsibility!

Whilst I am confident in sharing my own journey and what worked for me to get to this stage of my recovery, I am not a medical professional. I am not an expert and I have no experience in truly helping people before. Especially when it comes to helping people overcome brain injuries, or mental health problems such as stress, anxiety or depression. People are even reaching out simply looking for advice on their general wellbeing and how to use nutrition, exercise and mindfulness to help improve themselves.

Positive Mindset

When I decided to share my story I just wanted people to know that when you look for a way out you will find one. A positive mindset is half the battle. And I was lucky enough to have one and I continued to grow it. I used this positivity, through trial and error and with a lack of knowledge in the beginning, to identify what helped me.

So I hoped that if I could share these findings with others, and take some of those barriers out of the way on their journeys, it could help them too! And so far, the general consensus from people is that it does seem to work. So it’s absolutely fantastic! And I’ve enjoyed it all so much that I decided to get formal training and a qualification in guiding others through challenging times in their lives. Be it through their own recoveries, or their struggles with mental and physical health and wellbeing.

So in October of this year, I started an Advanced Diploma in Life Coaching. It’s been very busy with classes, coaching sessions, reading, assignments, etc. but I absolutely love it. And from day 1 I’ve noticed the benefits of doing the course, both for my own recovery and for how I can help others too.

It’s been an amazing journey to date and I can’t wait to share more about it with you in 2019!

So watch this space 😉

THANK YOU!

So to wrap up I want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone for your support and love. Remember, be patient and be positive and good things will come.

Merry Christmas everyone and as always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

See you all in 2019!!