Learning by Accident

Sharing some Information and Thoughts on Head and Brain Injury

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I learnt everything “by accident”… as I knew absolutely nothing about head/brain injury for about 30 years afterwards (not even that I had one though I’d been in a coma for some weeks, I think). So just learned strategies to cope and to get by, as ‘blissfully unaware; I “muddled along”… subconsciously, because that’s all I knew how. Since the trauma of ‘diagnosis’ and our entire world falling apart, I’ve learnt everything I know about this fascinating subject in the past 25 years here in “Sleepy Hollow” , where I have the time and peace of mind to research, study and think… as well as trying to make some sense of my ‘little’ life, the journey (+ putting the pieces of the puzzle together) here “Dropped out in Godzone”.

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“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, ‘entertaining’ (??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

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“Through new connections…

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What is Neuroplasticity?

Sharing some Information and Thoughts on Head and Brain Injury

1-electricity-in-the-brain.large“Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to regenerate, reform and make new connections.”

https://livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/what-is-neuroplasticity-2/

I like to think it as simply wanting to drive to a destination somewhere, but you hear the road is blocked/closed somewhere (because of an accident, a slip (landslide and so on). So you have to take a different route, a detour, but you get there… eventually!
The human brain is truly amazing!

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

Shining a light of hope  in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

“Inform, educate, inspire”

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www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

enough there for now, c

“Sharing is caring”

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“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s OK. You’re here to live your life, not make everyone understand.”

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

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https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/not-everyone-will-understand-your-joutney-thats-ok-youre-here-to-live-your-life-not-make-everyone-understand/

and

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/not-everyone-will-understand-your-journey-thats-fine-its-not-their-journey-to-make-sense-of-its-yours/

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My other blogs in this area are at

http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com

http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com

https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com

https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com

and

https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

– Jeff Sebell

Shining a light of hope  in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and inspire to reach their fullest potentials….and to strive for and perhaps even one day attain their wildest dreams”

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“Life is God’s novel; so let Ultimate Source write it, as it unfolds…”

– me (as inspired by the words of Isaac Bashevis Singer) from http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

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www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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I Am Living With A Brain Injury – Shane Thrower

Living With Head (Brain) Injury

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/i-am/episodes/s2018-e4

This week’s episode of I Am follows athlete, chef and teacher Shane Thrower, who battled to overcome the devastating effects of a brain injury when he was hit on his bike at 100km/h.

from

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/i-am

and

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

Whilst the brain injury may significantly affect/impact many areas of your life…

“You are not defined by your traumatic brain injury”

and

Don’t let your tbi define you!”

(thanks, m)

from

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/relationships-and-tbi-tips-for-survivors/

Also see

and

http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com

from a Google search (my “filing system”- thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G)!

https://www.google.co.nz/search?ei=KbA7W4SZG8_yhwOl35CYDA&q=tv+1+i+am+traumatic+brain+injury&oq=tv+1+i+am+traumatic+brain+injury&gs_l=psy-ab.12…0.0.0.10985.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0….0…1c..64.psy-ab..0.0.0….0.gevh4EGRANg

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For more of my videos on this subject see

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=head+brain+injury+videos+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjoy7fZwIPcAhVRUN4KHXvjDCQQ_AUICygC&biw=1706&bih=1201

and/or just “google”

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

 – Jeff Sebell

Shining a light of hope  in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness…

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“Aim not at success, but rather living a life of significance and value (to others).”

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“Aim not at a life of success, but living one of significance.” – BOOKS 

from a Google search (“my filing system”- thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!* (and by that I’m referring to both God and Google, but probably far more the first)

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=not+success+significance+craig+lock&rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ767NZ767&oq=not+success+significance+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.36458j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

“Aim not at success, but rather living a life of significance and value (to others).”

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, ‘entertaining’ (??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

PS

https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/amazing-grace-by-elvis-presley-2/

and

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/amazing-grace-by-elvis-presley-2/

Shared by “totally unmusical” c, “Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder * (totally impulsive)”

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

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Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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“In our experience we have found that it is extremely detrimental psychologically for people to place themselves in positions where they are continuously faced with failure on account of specific areas of deficit due to brain injury…”