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How we react to change
hosted by Craig Siclia
Life is full of road blocks which are really oppurtunities to create change, change is always easiet for those creating or wanting it. For a survivor change can bring a host of emotions, thoughts and idea's that may not be accurate. Please listen and call in and share how you handle change, how it effects your daily life, and how you best control the change in your life.
Love At First Sight
hosted by Craig Sicilia
As I seem to be inlove with someone at first sight again, the only love i have ever know is that which began at the first instance i met someon 4 times in this crazy life, I am talking about the crazy inlove. This is the first time since my brain injury which scares me, as I lay out my past so their is nothing to hide, I think why would i do this to someone I love. This of cource is my issue but me loving someone has never been good for anyone. click below for more to me loving
I don't understand why this happens to me and only happens this way, but it does seem it will keep me running and i have found some info about why this happens
Love at first sight is real, and it has been proven by health professionals. In fact it requires just milliseconds for the chemicals responsible for human euphoria to reach the brain as soon as we see a suitable human and the substances like dopamine, oxytocin, vasopressin and epinephrine are released. These are the results of a study conducted by researchers at Syracuse University in New York.
Share you facts on love and how you fall in love a
777 - LUCK OR DESTINY - DOES IT MATTER
7 year itch as they say, with a brain injury do i itch at 7 yearS what do i do, where has the 7 years went, What do i feel, do i feel, Is it just me or are we invisible and some become rich off us, other just take what they want, And services they give us who the hell figures them out, our choice, our lives, our very essence not once do they ask us, I love it when they get a panel of experts on tbi and maybe there will be a survivor but ussually a token or bought through megger paycheck. We are not hidden we are ignored. Why am i so obsesive, who am i anyway, at first everyone couldnt recognize me now i can't. The new me is in a transparent demension watching the things that use to be me. And we get to watch it in slow motion and noone can see us anymore..
These questions and more will we talk about because i truly don't know the answers. Is there a treasure at the end of the rainbow, have i made it better for people with brain injury or is it just part of the blur or nightmare that we call brain injury. Would it have been better that i blend into the crowds of society or do i share my story of hell with the world. Since their ignorance and decades of profiting has made brain injury silent and hidden to the world
The What Ever Show Life is full of challenges, some you can get through quickly and others just linger on, Professionally I am just finishing up a 100 day or so project which in my mind should have been about a 30 day project, as i crash my hosting companies servers they tell me their servers can't do the technology I need. (full details of 3 new processes pantended by the survivor network) full details at the bottom link
. Mean time the rest of the world kept on doing what it does, people dying and sustaining brain injuries, my heart goes out to all of our new brothers and sisters, professionals monetizing us and marketing and fundraising getting lots of money for things that will disappear when the money is gone but mean time build their egos. Politicians and scientists doing studies and grand collaborations with the experts in brain injury, that one makes me laugh they are so interested in building their egos they forgot to include survivors who are the real experts in living brain injury. Wake up Americans with brain injuries, you might have been broke but do you need fixing still, maybe your were left with mental illness caused by a controlling over drugging medical model thats been listening to someone elses voice for years.. Educate families what is happening so they don’t fall apart, teachers so they don’t give up, society so they know it’s not a act,
Click here for full details http://tbisurvivorsnetwork.ning.com/events/whatevershow1013
RIP Chris - Sand Box #2 throwing sand -
by Craig Sicilia
Tonight we are going to remember Chris Bartlame as I finish up a second memorial of one of our TBI Leaders who has fought the fight before us and has passed on to a better place and some of his challenges promoting the survivor agenda in the 90's and what it was like then.
We will transition to our sand box (tbi world) today and the struggles that the brain injury has, why we can't unify as a community. Why like so many other disabilities we are not able to stand up with one voice and change this stereo type that the word brain injury sets into people minds good and bad. Why our disability is discounted by society as significant and causing brain injury to stay hidden into the corners of society leaving survivors isolated, alone and very much afraid. We are the silent epidemic because of these issues and it is time.
It is time for all of us around the country and world to stand up and say - World Here we are, Loud and Proud- I am great just as i am, I am a survivor and I am my own best expert and stop talking for me.
Please contribute to this show if you are a survivor and have advise for other survivors how to make a difference, How to join together to have a bigger voice. But mostly how to love the life we live and not let depression set in on us because of what others might believe or think.
as well going to share some music that got me boos and not ready for prime time ruff and raw
Raised in the small Canadian town of Harrow, Ontario, Craig learned to ice skate almost as early as he learned to walk. His competitive nature was stoked by participating in the country’s favorite sport- hockey. Craig’s artistic spirit drew him to the intense physicality and discipline of ballet, and he joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as a student, and later danced with the company.
?The lure of the stage soon called and Craig answered appearing in numerous original theatrical hits on Broadway and pre-Broadway such as “Mamma Mia!”, "Fiddler On The Roof Revival" with Rosie O'Donnell and Lea Michele, Stephen Sondheim's "Bounce", "Matthew Passion", "A Kiss From Alexander" and "Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang." He also has appeared in television and films in such projects as “Once Upon a Mattress” with Carol Burnett and GLEE’s Matthew Morrison, "An Englishman in New York" with John Hurd and Cynthia Nixon, and the daytime soap opera “All My Children" with Susan Lucci. Along the way, Craig trained fellow performers using his vast understanding of kinesiology, muscle building and weight loss techniques, and nutrition which lead to him being one of the most sought after celebrity trainers.
Craig is very close to his family, this lead him to a greater knowledge of wellness and health because he was determined to take care of his mother Lenore, who was in constant pain. Craig's mom was finally diagnosed with "Fibromyalgia" in early 2000, which sparked Craig's focus to take care of not only his mothers’ health and wellness, but for all people. Craig developed his unique understanding of the importance of the "Mind, Body and Spirit" connection and this message has helping his mother succeed in her health and countless others to date.
The Sand Box Part One - Why there is not unity in the survivor movement
Hosted By Craig Sicilia
There is a reason that brain injury is the hidden or silent epidemic. We try to get into the sand box but in no time at all the box is empty because we through so much sand in each others faces there we are in this sand box all the sand gone just us alone and nothing to do.
It is true that brain injury accesentuates everything including our egos and pride. With or with out a brain injury egos and pride destory organization as badly as gread and bad plans. We see it, we know it. But we continue to do it anyways. Some professionals say survivors should lead groups. Some times their right but over all they are sadly mistaken. Only survivors know the journey and the bulk of the money goes to support organizations who put 90% of that money into support people who are not survivors to serve us.
Survivor leaders can be arogant, self centered, closed minded, prejeduce against each other, gosip, point the finger really quick, competitive whos accident was the worse and more and that was me in the first 10 minutes in the beginning of the journey. Now I truly know the only expertise is the journey i had. I do not have any idea what others need so we share what our expertise is and you take what works for you.
We want equity and peace yet we won't give it, we look dangerous to the outsider, and validate that with our actions. We must stop and be happy with who we are and who our fellow survivors are. We must empower and encourage one another wether we agree or not. let them make their own mistakes and love them anyway. Our journey Part 1