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Health & Wellness Life Running Traumatic brain injury Travel

I can do hard things..

I love Austin, Texas and I love Rachel Hollis, so when she said they were putting on a run I was all about it! However she is big on pushing yourself, challenging yourself and if a 5k is easy challenge yourself and do the half! So then I was like, I am so doing the […]

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Health & Wellness Life Sobriety

“When I was drunk” Why no good story in my life started with that line..

3 years ago on this day, I was on my way home from taking some girlfriends to my husbands family beach house- he was my boyfriend at the time. I drove our truck down to Rockaway, about an hour from home. My husband was newly sober, about 3 months and I didn’t drink at home […]

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Health & Wellness Physical Therapy Traumatic brain injury Travel

Rehab In The Real World

I don’t know where I found this, maybe on Instagram. But I found it and so wanted to go. It was a 5 day adventure rehab retreat with 2 physical therapists in one of my favorite places, Bend Oregon. They had scholarships they could award you to help out with your fee thanks to generous […]

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Life Marriage Sobriety Travel

My Greatest Love- all the up’s and downs

A special extra post on this holiday of love. Happy Valentines Day to my husband Chris. 7.5 years have gone by fast and hard. Our relationship has not been perfect ever, it’s been hard and challenging and the best of my life. Sure, we look happy here and maybe we were but this pic was […]

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Health & Wellness Traumatic brain injury Travel

Love Your Brain Retreat

I’m super stoked and excited that I got accepted to the LYB retreat in Portland, Maine. It happens to be during the week that 2 years ago I was in a coma. I leave on 5/16/20 the day 2 years prior my life almost ended and I suffered a severe Traumatic Brain Injury and Diffuse […]

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enneagram Health & Wellness Life Travel

How I spent my 1 year TBI anniversary- Weekends! A weekend of counseling in California w/Elise Snipes

I had heard of Elise Snipes from Rachel Hollis’s Made for More Amazon Prime documentary. Elise was a speaker at one of her first Rise Events. I had seen this movie in theaters first and went home and googled Elise who is a Marriage and Family Therapist. Or maybe I am making that up, brain […]

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Brain Injury awareness Traumatic brain injury Travel

Traveling with Brain Injury, TBI

I was flying to Florida in January, solo, I didn’t plan to check a bag and brought my carry on and If anything check it at the gate for free if they offered. I paid for priority boarding to make sure I could get on earlier to not only find a spot for my bag […]

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Life Traumatic brain injury Travel

Who am I? Who did I used to be?

This is a question that is hard for me to define. Who am I? Honestly I don’t have the right answer yet or elevator speech of who I am anymore. They say when you have a Traumatic Brain Injury, the old you dies and you are reborn. I kinda can get that. The old me, […]

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Health & Wellness Life Lessons

Why I don’t believe everything happens for a reason.. I used too.

I used to always say and believe everything happened for a reason. So then I got to wondering, why did my friend die at the age of 23? Why did my son almost die and have multiple life threatening medical issues for years? Why did I almost die? Why did I break my back riding […]

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Brain Injury awareness death & friendship Friendships Life Lessons

In memory of Sophia

January 17, 2006 14 years ago today is a day life would change forever. A good friend, which is hard for me to say she was but I think she was besides some stupid immature drunken fight the year before she passed. My friend read this (mine and Sophia’s super close friend) and told me […]