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Mental Health

Mental health runs in my genetics, I don’t know if I was truly aware of it when I was younger or understood it. When I got a job working in a busy ER I became super aware of mental health. It really made me aware that I have it in my family and need to […]

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How my TBI and Sobriety Prepared Me For 2020 and It’s Pandemic

I think often how different this would all be if I hadn’t of had a brain injury and if I drank. Or would it since I have a public health background? Honestly it’s hard for me to answer as I think I would have been so much more out there living my life, but then […]

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Last 90 Days of 2020

This year has been interesting. It definitely did not go as planned and not for just me, but for everyone. I personally thought this was my year, after two really tough, life changing years we were so hopeful it would be a great year, we had so many plans and high hopes that things would […]

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No Timeline for Life Here

Timelines have always made me crazy. Maybe it’s because I have never lived on a timeline, or that I don’t do things because I am or was supposed to like society says graduate high school, go to college and so on. My first marriage was in 2003 at 23. Which wasn’t totally normal, it definitely […]

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Sobriety Corps Podcast

Check out my podcast episode on Sobriety Corps. I talk about my sobriety journey, how I can relate so much to now living with brain injury and how I used to drink to forget and would do anything to remember now. Check it out. And disclaimer: I sound great, I sound fine. What you can’t […]

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Saving my energy- One Thing A Day

Energy after my TBI has big my biggest side effect. I wake up exhausted daily. I never feel rested. But I always try to look at the positives from this, I should be dead or in a comatose state to seeing tired is no big deal. I will deal with it. But with this comes […]

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My Experience Working As A Traumatic Brain Injury and Diffuse Axonal Survivor

This is my experience. My own personal preference, determination and not allowing this brain and any doctors say I can’t work. How do I know until I try? It has been the hardest thing I have ever done, especially since I don’t remember my resume and applying in itself has been a challenge. Being educated […]

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TBI Memory Tool for Distance Learning Kids Schedule

Here’s a memory tool I just thought of. I have no idea my sons school schedule, trying to memorize it won’t happen. I have it all in my phone calendar as well as alarms and alerts set. Then I was like duh I should set it as my phone lock screen and bam! Problem solved, […]

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I’m going for it! I will write a book.

I’m going for it. I’m also putting it out in the world right now to hold me accountable and so people can ask me how it’s going. I will write a book. I’m beginning to work on it as I type this. I have reached out to an editor, waiting for a response, I have […]

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Once Upon A Time 47 years Ago in 1973

It was 1973 and two young teenagers got married. 47 years, 2 kids, a grandson, a bunch of dogs, cows, farm animals later and they are still holding strong. Not to mention all the hell their two kids would put them through and my dad himself with his motorcycle accidents. Like father like daughter? Go […]