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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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40 Forty Years Of Lessons, 41 months of sobriety

This blog post idea is from a hike I did with therapist Elyse Snipes in California at her weekends event. There were a certain amount of stops and viewpoints along the hike and we took our age and divided it by the number of stops and at each spot were to reflect on that age […]

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Friends Through It All

I have known Heather for years, since about 1998 and it’s her birthday! So happy to be here to celebrate another one with her. Heather lived in Oregon for a long time but was raised all over, her dad is from Cali and I did have the chance to go and meet that side in […]

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2 Best Friends Share The Day They Were Born

Two of my best friends share a birthday on the same day, August 3rd. So happy birthday to Shanna and Kristin. Two amazing women, two totally different women and two totally different relationships and stories throughout my life. I appreciate them both so much and have loved living my life with them and learning from […]

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“I Can’t”….

I can’t is a two letter word not in my vocabulary. I don’t believe in this word. I also find it extremely offensive to say as some people might truly not be able to do something that I can and saying I can’t is offensive. Like for example with my Taumatic Brain Injury, sure there […]

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What Independence Means To Me 🧠🖤

Happy Independence Day! I have always done fun trips back to when we would do the 4th at Lake Tapps every year to our family friends amazing lakeside home, it was such a blast! For the past years we have usually went to the woods or a friends neighborhood to celebrate. We don’t talk to […]

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When Your Best Friend Specializes In TBI 🧠🍀

One of my best friends is a Neuropsychologist. I knew she worked with patients with TBI, and I knew she was a Psychologist but I truly never really understood what she did until I got my severe Traumatic Brain Injury. She has dedicated her life and studies to this and she has always been so […]

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My College Best Friend

I remember sitting in human sexuality class at Portland State, this guy was sitting next to me, he had black hair with bangs swept over his forehead, he was cute, he had the hood up of his grey hooded sweatshirt and was wearing vans and skinny jeans. It’s amazing how after such memory loss, that […]

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Two Years, 2 Middle Fingers To The Odds Against Me!

I had to give a 2 middle fingers on this day! For 2 years! 2 years ago today at about 445pm. I guess one of my favorite things to do in the hospital was flip people off, especially my friends. I have no memory of this haha. I guess I was pleasant and pretty funny […]

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Mindset May 🧠

Mindset May! I can say with full transparency that I didn’t always have the mindset I have now. I used to definitely have a lot of negativity in me, life wasn’t fair, why did bad things happen to good people? But then I realized it’s life, bad things do happen to good people. No rhyme […]