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Love What Matters Feature

I was reached out to by Love What Matters on Instagram to see if I would write my story to share. So I did just that and this is it. This is my personal writing that Rebecca with Love What Matters edited. I appreciate the opportunity to share my story. Check it out and the […]

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When My Mindset Shifted: My Newborn Son and His Journey

I realized today I have never posted my sons journey, the journey that changed my life and mindset forever. I have to shout out to my parents, Jaxson’s grandparents for being there daily though it all. When my husband was at work, my mom took me and accompanied me many days. My in laws also […]

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Jack & Betty, my beloved grandparents

My grandma and grandpa Mortensen were amazing. My grandpa was a WW2 veteran who served in the navy. His ship was shot down and he survived. He lost a lung and had other trauma like being lost out at sea for some time. He was a tough old man. My grandma worked in a garden […]

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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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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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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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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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How life has happened for me, and not to me

So many things in my life have happened for me. I fully choose to think of it like that, how did some of the biggest losses, Trauma’s, stresses and crappy decisions and times in my life happen for me and not to me? Let me break it down a little and how I think all […]

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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, […]