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About craig lock

from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True! from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i:books&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query="craig+lock"&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

“The writer is born”

A Tale of Two Cities (and vastly different Countries)

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/the-writer-is-born-5/

and

https://writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/the-writer-is-born/

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: Craig decided to fill in some of the long and boring days by doing some research and writing on stress, goal setting, motivation etc. He also wrote a short book on how he became politically aware… via “The writer is born” http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com http://www.racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening,…

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#Concussion and mild #TBI – connected, but distinct – Part 1 of 2

Broken Brain - Brilliant Mind

Concussion is the cause. mild TBI is the effect Concussion is the cause. mild TBI is the effect

Back in 2010, I discovered the work that University at Buffalo is doing on concussion recovery. It was very exciting, and it sowed some seeds of compelling thought in my racing brain… and those seeds are now starting to sprout again — spring is on the way, right?

At the UB web page on concussion research, I found some interesting papers which talk about the difference between concussion and mild TBI.

In the paper Retest Reliability in Adolescents of a Computerized Neuropsychological Battery used to Assess Recovery from Concussion (bold is mine) they say:

A recent review … of concussion and post concussion  syndrome provided a model for distinguishing concussion from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post concussion syndrome (PCS). The model uses the most commonly accepted definition of mTBI and the one proposed by the…

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“I know it’s hard for you to understand and I can be most exasperating (big word, eh!); but if I didn’t (always) try so hard, I would simply give up and never get anything accomplished (in my ‘little’ life).”

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

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pic (not your nose, please) from http://www.mymovie.wordpress.com

Memory (Short-term) : Difficulties

+ absorbing (processing) “info” (multi-tasking, like walking and talking)

Conversation with “the nurse” yesterday about my forgetting my limitations after more chaos on the gym program (and making an absolute ‘idiot/wally’ of myself) trying to follow instructions for the exercises…
:
“M, I know it’s hard for you to understand and I can be most exasperating (big word, eh!); but if I didn’t (always) try so hard, I would simply give up and never get anything accomplished (in my ‘little’ life).”

“You will do foolish things…but do them with enthusiasm.

-Colette

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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Letter to my son: Tom O’Neil

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w7s6utch3zcgbm5ew5v4im2qtihttps://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12269190

and

https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

Sound wisdom and advice from Tom O’Neill

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(enough there for now, c)

Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.

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PPS

For G and S

“Watching children grow
is like threatening the ivy
to climb the garden wall.
You wait for it to happen
you hurry it along with love.
But still you’re disappointed
at giving someone life enough
to walk off on your own
and not be carried in your arms.
You never turn your back – not once,
and yet one day they’ve grown apart
or taller.
It’s all the…

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Stand by me (by John Lennon)

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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via Stand by me (by John Lennon)

‘Write, create, innovate’

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“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

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

Still
“Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire”

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“Bonus” song for you

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I Dreamed a Dream (from Proud by Susan Boyle)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

https://climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-3/

https://fromdarknesstothelight.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-3/

and

http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

Originally posted on Climbing Mountains, Chasing Dreams: https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2019/09/05/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-2/ and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle/ Originally posted on Inspirational videos: https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/proud-by-susan-boyle/ https://championdad.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle/ from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)… and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both! https://www.google.com/search?q=proud+susan+boyle+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=proud+susan+boyle+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.13935j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Also see https://vimeo.com/104365787?ref=fb-share&1&fbclid=IwAR3tRAaGcG_VNJ_6RnbrzXgqqu_v3UXtvIzNRYEDolYfdrmAroCnH1mdxec and…

via I Dreamed a Dream (from Proud by Susan Boyle) — Craig’s List of Writings

https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/proud-by-susan-boyle/

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-2/

+ https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-3

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I Dreamed a Dream (from Proud by Susan Boyle)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

https://climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-3/

https://fromdarknesstothelight.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-3/

and

http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

Originally posted on Climbing Mountains, Chasing Dreams: https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2019/09/05/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-2/ and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle/ Originally posted on Inspirational videos: https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/proud-by-susan-boyle/ https://championdad.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle/ from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)… and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both! https://www.google.com/search?q=proud+susan+boyle+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=proud+susan+boyle+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.13935j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Also see https://vimeo.com/104365787?ref=fb-share&1&fbclid=IwAR3tRAaGcG_VNJ_6RnbrzXgqqu_v3UXtvIzNRYEDolYfdrmAroCnH1mdxec and…

via I Dreamed a Dream (from Proud by Susan Boyle) — Craig’s List of Writings

https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/proud-by-susan-boyle/

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-2/

+ https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-3

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

(enough there for now, c)

21 same as above.JPGCREATE, SHARE, SUPPORT, ENCOURAGE, UPLIFT and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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