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.Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Roundtable. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of 32 years; author of the original brain injury owner's manual entitled From The Ashes. This innovative guidebook was featured on Super Bowl XXXIV. Miller is Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com. Also joining us will be Tai Campbell, my invaluable contributor who is a tireless community activist, and founder of Taken Back Our Community (TBOC) http://www.tbocnow.org. Also of note he is the survivor of an incredible history of childhood brain injuries. I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, or your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and Gordon Johnson, attorney of http://www.TBILaw.com .
The Brain Injury Roundtable is a place for Ideas, discussion, and recovery for people seeking solutions, to bridge the gap between understanding brain injury and insights on how to change life for the better so be prepared to hear some great information to motivate and inspire us and change the world. The main reason we are tackling this topic this evening is that even a seemingly minor concussion can have life-long, life altering consequences. And that is the topic of tonight's discussion. The plan is to learn from one another and to educate one another about TBI and its aftermath. We know personally just how a traumatic even a concussion can be.
Listen in tonight with Penny and Kathy as they talk about brain injury and the challenges that it brings along with struggles and pain. They will be talking about ways and strategies to compensate and overcome some of the challenges that is brain injury. In order to live life again after brain injury we need to develop tools that work for us individually. And tonight we shall through some out for you to consider. The more we know and understand the better quality of life we will have. Don’t Miss tonight encore presentation?
Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Round Table. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of 32 years and Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and Gordon Johnson, attorney of www.TBILaw.com. Also joining us is Tai Campbell, founder of http://www.tbocnow.org, tireless community activist, and survivor of childhood brain injuries .
Have you ever sustained a brain injury have you ever known anyone who had a concussion? These days there is a lot of talk in the media about domestic violence, football players and Post Concussion Syndrome, PCS. However, the general public doesn’t really understand how serious a seemingly minor concussion can be. One of the main reasons we’re tackling this topic this evening is that even a seemingly minor concussion can have life-long, life altering consequences. And that is the topic of tonight's discussion. The plan is to learn from one another and to educate one another about TBI and its aftermath. We know personally just how a traumatic even a concussion can be. Please call in (424) 243-9540 and tell us a little about yourself, your TBI; how it happen and how things are going at this time and we'll put our heads together and offer the benefit of our experiences and hopefully in all of that we'll find solutions that work for you. Tonight's format is "Brainstorm."
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Join me and Barry this Saturday, April 12, 2014 for our guest Rosemari Biondo. Rosemari is a brain aneurysm survivor and if you didn't have the opportunity to listen to our show back in February now you do have the chance to follow up with our guest. You don't want to miss this
How do you see yourself moving forward if your focus is on the past? Who keeps you down? Who picks you up? Who decides what gets to you? YOU DO!
The physical trials after surviving a brain injury we may not be able to always overcome. We may still have a cane, a walker, a wheelchair, some trouble speaking, walking or hearing but one thing we can control is our own happiness. We decide on what aggravates us, what keeps us down, and what bothers us. It's time to take control of our lives in a positive fashion.
Positive reinforcement and outlook is the only way to move ahead in life. We, as survivors, have had our bouts since our brain injuries but no one is to say life is over now. This is a subject that hits us at home but s a struggle all people go through in life. We decide on how things affect us. We can let things overcome our focus and willpower.
Why let the things we can't control overwhelm us instead of just controling the things we can- happiness.
Small rewards in brain injury rehabilitation lead to larger goals of accomplishment, self esteem, empowerment, and confidence. This affects our outlook, the way we portray ourselves to others, and helps our own bodies grow healthy to remain there. If anything to be happy about, we are alive!!!
Please call into our show, join the conversation and listen in to the callers speak. Call in to speak with the host (424) 243-9540
This call is for those involved directly and indirectly with brain injury. Public awareness is needed globally as well. This may be you or your loved ones one day. Families and friends need to learn about brain injury too!
I'm proud to announce my partnership with the great Brain Injury Radio Team on Blogtalkradio... I will be doing a show there called Late Night with Joeygiggles , taking the place of the Matt Duffin Show , for a short period of time, due to illness...
I will than have two regular hour and a half slots on Brain injury radio after this point... Please join me for great guests, lots of jokes and fun... and of course the great knowledge and information to get from WIRN Internet Radio...
Blogtalkradio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio
Call in number: 1-424-243-9540
Call in anytime for questions and comments... Invite youre friends it will be a great show form the mind of yours truly Joeygiggles
EES (Energy Enhancement System) - What is it? Find out how it helps Brain Injured People to heal. Fantastic Frank tells about his experience in the Heart Forgiveness Program he attended in April. Emily and Branden are veterans of the program and are eye witnesses to Fantastic Frank’s experience. Michael Barrett explains how his breakthrough program has been helping people find true mental wellness.
Your host: Fantastic Frank Johnson was trapped in a fire and carried out in a body bag! He survived and thrives today by helping thousands of people with a TBI and/or any other challenges to overcome them.
Fantastic Frank’s inspired, free newsletter and guide: www.turndisabilitytoability.com
Fantastic Frank’s other resources: www.fantasticfrankjohnson.com
Book Fantastic Frank to speak at your event!
Thank you for listening!
Many of us have hard days in life just as anyone else does but with a brain injury, coping strategies are hugely different.
Positive reinforcement may need to come from family, friends, and caregivers but how can we do it within ourselves?
Emotional impacts on the brain injured have a different level than the general public but it isn't impossible to achieve rewards through positive coping strategies. Let's discuss what we do to help, ideas what may be better, and alternative measures than medication.
We have a weekly conference call Mondays for anyone who would like to learn about brain injury and share their stories:
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At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the meeting ID followed by the pound key. To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.
Juliet Madsen has served in the US Army since she was 17-years old. She was involved in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. While serving her country, Juliet suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and at least one stroke, which changed her life forever.
Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, an IED blast, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slips from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating.
But as Yogi Berra once said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Life is all about choices!
To learn more about me, please visit my blogs.
Survivng Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com
Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com
Internationally published in numerous anthologies, including the bestselling Cup of Comfort series, award-winning author Louise Mathewson has always written about the sacred moments in everyday experiences. Today, those experiences hold even deeper meaning.
Her book, A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury, is a collection of transformative poetry chronicling her emergence from a coma following an auto-accident in which she suffered a serious Traumatic Brain Injury, her recovery journey, and triumphant return to her writing career. Writing poetry became her lifeline.
A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury speaks to all who face the daily physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of living with any life-changing physical or mental health condition, including the family and caregivers who support them. Louise believes that writing is healing and research supports that. She also loves sharing resources that she found helpful in transcending trauma. Louise, who holds a Master’s in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago, a Bachelor’s in Latin, is a lover of words. She used to facilitate support groups for children of divorce, alcoholism, and grief, teaching children healthy ways to express feelings of loss. Louise is a passionate advocate for the many who face the daily physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of living with a disability. http://www.pearlsong.com/alifeinterrupted.htm,
A native of Chicago, Louise lives, writes and advocates from her new home in Sarasota, FL. Her website is www.louisemathewson.com.
Brain Injury Round Table is a place for Ideas, discussion, and recovery for people seeking solutions, to bridge the gap between understanding your brain injury and how to change your life for the better. Brain Injury Round Table is a place of discovery and exploration of the sacred moments in ordinary events. It is a place where you will find your center when the world is spinning out of control. In so doing you will unlock secrete pathways in your heart and gain greater enlightenment. So be prepared to hear some great information to motivate and inspire us and change the World.
In honor of Brain Injury Awareness we will revisit two previous guests of Brain Injury Round Table. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the amazing Cheryl Kempf and the intrepid Tai Campbell. Tonight we catch up with these two survivors for updates on their selfless advocacy since their last appearance on the show.
Cheryl is Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council for the state of Texas. She also shares her story with audiences in an effort to inspire awareness and motivate change. Under her leadership the council has been involved changing the world for brain injury survivors through new legislation. Tonight, Cheryl will describe their activities and bring us up to date on their progress. You can reach Cheryl at Ckwords@aol.com
Our other very special guest tonight is Tai Campbell, a survivor of two severe childhood brain injuries. Tai is a tireless activist who is leading the effort to take back his community by empowering the youth of his community to create a better world. Since his last appearance on the show he has lobbied business and civic leaders to expand job development. Yesterday he took part in Brain Injury Awareness activities at the U. S. Capitol. He'll report on what he heard and said. You can reach Tai at www.tbocn.org.
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There is nothing new in the Universe, just new to YOU! ~Gzus
Interviewer: Brain Injury Awareness Month you find...
Kevin A. Phillips: Superfluous
Kevin A. Phillips: You're going to regulate Brain Injuries to a Month?
Interviewer: Oh, come on.
Kevin A. Phillips: What do you do with yours? Which month is Drama Awareness Month?
Interviewer: (pause) Well, I'm not a Dumb Retard Asking for More Attention (D.R.A.M.A.)
Kevin A. Phillips: Okay, Which is Ignorance Awareness month?
Interviewer: there isn't one.
Kevin A. Phillips: Oh really? Why Not? Do you want one?
Kevin A. Phillips: Right, neither do I, I live with my Brain Injury every single day.
Interviewer: How are we going to fix this?
Kevin A. Phillips: Stop beLIEving something is wrong and start UNDERSTANDing each other more.
Join us tonight as Kevin and the Marvelous Maggie bring to light some misperceptions that could inhibit your FUNctionality about Brain Injury Awareness the 11 other months out of the year.
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