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Wants 🆚 Needs

Wants vs Needs. Do I really need it or do I just want it? I grew up never having a lot of wants. I didn’t have the fanciest clothes, the fanciest dinners, but I always had a fridge full of food, dinner on the table and a house well stocked with basic necessities. I acknowledge […]

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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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🧠🏍The Day I Wanted To Quit My Job…It Happened, But Not How I Ever Hoped It Would Happen…

I never imagined the day I would leave work annoyed wishing I didn’t have to work and asking my husband what I could do to quit my job would turn into the day I never went back to that job. Not only did I “quit” that job, but I can’t work a full time job […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury and My Travel Thoughts💭

Travel since TBI has been interesting. I enjoyed traveling pre TBI and have been lucky to be able to do so and am still able to do it. It’s one thing I can still do safely, I just have to plan it a little differently and at times when I run into issues, especially when […]

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ThinkFirst Presentation

I volunteer for OHSU ThinkFirst and during this time of COVID we are not able to go to schools and do our VIP- Voices of Impact speeches. I was asked to record one and send it to the manger at OHSU ThinkFirst. Here is the speech I normally do for middle school students as part […]

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Brain Injury Podcasts- Share Your Story

Podcasts and brain injury specific ones are great as a survivor and even for non survivors to listen to and learn from. Check out the 3 below I have been able to share my story on. There are plenty of other great ones too that I will post. I was on a new podcast this […]

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Brain Safety Starts with YOU – Brain Injury Awareness Month – March 2020

Donate to an amazing organization helping TBI survivors gain community and being understood

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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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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 […]