Tag: brain injury awareness

A Message for Youth Brain Injury Survivors

It’s AVM Awareness month which means I have a message for the youth.  If you, someone you know, someone you teach, employ, or live with is recovering from a brain injury, please watch the video below. As a survivor myself, I want to make sure young survivors have tactical steps to accelerate their recovery.   If …

Mental rehab post-brain injury: How to be resilient and adapt

This past week I was honoured to be asked to speak at the Brain Injury Association Waterloo Wellington Support Group.  In this talk, followed by a question & answer period, I discuss my experience post-brain injury, challenges, deficits, loses, and how I now risk manage my life for happiness. If you are a brain injury …

Don’t be afraid of the light (3 tactical steps for improving your mental health)

Here is a piece I wrote which was originally printed in Transition Magazine – a publication by Canadian Mental Health Association Saskatchewan Division.  I hope you enjoy. Don’t be Afraid of the Light Do you have any fears? Are you scared of anything so much that it makes you want to run as fast as …

5 Specific Steps for Going from Rock Bottom to Breakthrough (no motivation required)

You just hit rock bottom. What do you do now? You have zero motivation. How do you take action? You want to love living. But you don’t know where to begin… Well, I know exactly how you feel. Exactly. I felt like I was living at rock bottom for about 15 years of my life. …