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Perspective

When your life changes because of a Brain Injury you search desperately for anything that will help.

Your life has changed so drastically and you feel that you have lost everything that was important to you.

You feel terrified. Everything that you used to know has changed or is gone.

As the days, weeks, months and years go by, you begin to see, feel, and hear things that you’ve never experienced before.

You feel lost and you don’t have a path or someone to guide you in this foreign terrain.

Without a path you are forced to rediscover the great, big world on your own.

You begin to “Rethink, Redo, Rewire” your brain and you realize how amazing and beautiful life really is. 

it may have taken a trauma for you to realize this but you are a Survivor and you have been blessed with a gift that is priceless.

Your world changes when you change your perspective.

Wishing you way more than luck, since luck is already on your side. 🙏

Anthony Aquan-Assee

Perspective

When your life changes because of a Brain Injury you search desperately for anything that will help. Your life has changed so drastically and you feel that you have lost everything that was important to you. You feel terrified. Everything that you used to know has changed or is gone. As the days, weeks, months…

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“X-Ray” Eyes

One important key to surviving a TBI is being able to adapt to the many changes that a Survivor must now face. If you are a TBI Survivor you have survived something that is unbelievable. I admire your strength and courage. My mother once told me that we admire those qualities we see in…

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Play to your strengths

A Brain Injury Survivor needs to learn how to Play to their Strengths.  In fact, this is important for everyone.  We have much more to gain when we focus on our strengths than if we try to repair our weaknesses.  As we go through life we often lose touch with what our strengths really are.…

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The Hidden Life Within

Guiseppe Penone is an Italian artist and sculptor, known for his large-scale sculptures of trees. In the attached picture, Guiseppe Penone carves out a young tree with an older tree to reveal its past, showing us what once grew inside so that it may now “live in the present.” I am really interested…

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The Wave of Life

“Some days you feel so-so, and some days you feel downright awful.  But you wade through those days to get to the one or two days a week that satisfy you.” Our physical world is made up of energy that is carried by repeating patterns called waves. A wave will transfer energy from one…

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Grounding :)

I had a terrible sleep last night. I only got 3 broken hours of sleep so obviously I woke up feeling horrible. My neuropsychologist suggested I try "grounding" to help me feel better in the morning and to help me with my sleep. After I did my "grounding" this morning, I felt an almost immediate…

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Don’t Look Back

It is unfortunate that society has an obsession with things such as "the best looking", "the wealthiest", "the smartest", "the most educated", etc. The constant exposure to perfection in the media may have a negative impact on someone's self-esteem. We survivors are at risk for comparing ourselves to others who have what we "think" we…

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The Invisible Disability – No More

A Brain Injury is an invisible disability.  The term disability includes a wide variety of conditions.  The Ontario Human Rights Commission states that a “disability may be the result of combination of impairments” and it is also something that is the result of barriers in our society, including the physical environment, people’s attitudes and other…

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Your Power

It has been 24 years since my near-death experience where I sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and lay in a deep coma for two weeks.  I also sustained numerous life-threatening internal injuries which led my neurosurgeon as well as the other doctors to tell my parents that there was no hope for my survival. …

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The Real Truth

A Brain Injury Survivor is so incredibly strong.  What a survivor has to deal with on a daily basis causes them to lose their identity in the world. This would scare the hell out of anyone.  Living with a Brain Injury has been a terrifying experience for me. In the early stages of my recovery I…

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