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November 20, 2018

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a form of meditation that makes you more aware of the present moment and your surrounding environment. It helps you to become more…
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November 15, 2018

A Day in My TBI Life

Routine has become so, so important in my recovery from brain injury. And if you've read any of my previous posts you'll notice that a…
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October 2, 2018

Suicidal Thoughts When Recovering from TBI

I was listening to a podcast recently (Tim Ferris interviews *Jane McGonigal) and nothing could have prepared me for one of the statistics that came…
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September 16, 2018

The Effects of ‘Everyday Illness’ on Brain Injury

For those of you who may follow me on Instagram you'll know that I've been sick the last couple of weeks. I had strep throat…
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August 21, 2018

My New Life: Post Brain Injury

It's been 4 years since my accident, which resulted in my mild traumatic brain injury. And, like every significant milestone along my journey, I can't…
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Exercise for TBI
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August 9, 2018

Exercise and Nutrition for Brain Recovery

I spend a lot of time writing about how much exercise and nutrition have helped me to recover from my brain injury. I've become a…
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TBI Positivity
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July 7, 2018

Managing a Bad TBI Day

Everyone's recovery from a brain injury is different, because everyone's brain is different. (I really can't emphasise that enough!!) But one thing that we all…
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May 9, 2018

The Reality of a TBI

Usually when I'm writing these posts my brain is having a good day. You wouldn't even realised I had a brain injury. I'm in a…
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Reiki for Brain Injuries
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April 10, 2018

Reiki

I mentioned previously that I spent the first 503 days after my brain injury with a constant pain in my head. Some days it was…
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TBI Nutrition
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March 26, 2018

Brain Injury Nutrition

I'm going to start this off by saying I LOVE FOOD. I always have and I always will. The types of food that I love…
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March 11, 2018

Concentrating With TBI

Concentration, in this context, doesn't necessarily relate to my ability to sit down and concentrate on one piece of work for hours on end. It…
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March 3, 2018

Managing Anger

Anger is defined in the Oxford English dictionary as 'a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure or hostility'. I was definitely angry! I was angry that…
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March 2, 2018

Decision Making

I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I was ever the most decisive person in the World. After all, it's a ladies privilege…
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February 28, 2018

Managing Pain

There are a lot of symptoms that come with a brain injury e.g. fatigue, depression, memory loss, anxiety, anger, difficulties concentrating and making decisions, etc.…
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February 25, 2018

Memory Loss

When it came to my memory, I was really lucky. I remembered everything in the lead up to my accident as well as what unfolded…
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January 11, 2018

Mental Health : Anxiety & Panic

If you knew me before my accident you would know that I'm not one to easily panic. I'm "cool out" as my dad would say.…
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January 10, 2018

Mental Health: Depression

Depression. It's a scary word. Immediately you think "suicide"- well I certainly did anyway. I thought of someone who was suffering alone. Someone who can't,…
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TBI Exercise
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January 8, 2018

Exercise

Before my accident, I was a really active person. I loved to exercise. I was a regular at the gym. I either cycled or ran…
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January 7, 2018

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a form of meditation that makes you more aware of the present moment and your surrounding environment. But more importantly, it helped me…
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January 5, 2018

Managing Fatigue

Something I really struggled with, and continue to struggle with at times, is fatigue. It's a side effect on it's own of having a brain…
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January 4, 2018

Brain Injury Episodes

I had just returned to work for the first time and, as you may know by now, life with a brain injury was challenging to…
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Brain Injury Tips
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January 3, 2018

My Headache Diary

The first couple of months after my accident were among the hardest. They were hard because I didn't really know what was happening to me.…
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January 2, 2018

Struggling with my Brain Injury (TBI)

For the first couple of months after my accident, I was in and out of St.Vincent's University Hospital to a concussion specialist every week. I…
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January 1, 2018

How My Journey Began

I've re-written this intro too many times to count, but I guess that all I really need to say is "My name is Linda, I…
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