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  • 00:01

    Brain Injury Communication with Michael Idell Brain Injury Bonding (Prerecorded)

    in Social Networking

    You do not have to be brain injured to be involved in the brain injury community. What you will learn about is how we are each other’s family in many circumstances. Because brain injuries don't just involve a traumatic brain injury, a stroke, a person who is mentally handicapped, or someone seen with a walker; there are hundreds of us who are with master’s degrees, major accomplishments, happy families, children, marriages, and careers who are brilliant and well mannered.


    So many in the public don’t understand who we are. They don't understand this could be them in a moment’s notice as life events occur at any given time. Survivors and caregivers unite and we build a family of our own! We talk about what we have become and how well we stand together! 


    What we can do and will do is educate the public! We show individuals life is way too short and need to enjoy every second we have while we are here ALIVE! We do not let people whole us down! We will not allow anyone to talk down to us. We are strong and we are proud we have accomplished so much. 


    Join us together for a positive approach in life! Whining and complaining about how bad your life is, is just a waste of valuable time!


    We Talk About What We Have Become and How Well We Stand Together!


    www.ASBISG.org

  • 02:01

    Left of Str8 Show February 9 with Josh Sabarra and Matthew J. Dempsey

    in Entertainment

    The "Left of Str8 Show," is currently broadcasting LIVE, 2 days a week for our LGBT and Ally & Friends audience on Mondays and Tuesdays, on two great internet radio stations.  Your host, Scott Fullerton, brings together Fun Chat, and Celebrity Interviews, for a great variety of listening fun, primarily in the areas of LGBT issues, Entertainment, Foodies, and Books.  Find us every Monday at 3pm PST / 6pm EST on www.ubnradio.com Channel 1, and every Tuesday, right here on Blog Talk Radio, at 2pm PST / 5pm EST on www.ubnradio.com/leftofstr8.  Be sure to subscribe to both at my host pages or on my soundcloud page: www.soundcloud.com/leftofstr8 and check out the Left of Str8 website at www.leftofstr8.com


    My first guest today is an entertainment and marketing Wunderkind, who has written the honest, salacious, and autobiographical memoir, " Again," the always handsome and charming, Josh Sabarra.  My second guest is the amazing, and talented LGBT Therapist, whose YouTube videos offer real hope and inisght, as well as his private practice, Matthew J. Dempsey.


    Thank you to all of our listeners and if you are interested in advertising on the "Left of Str8 Show," please go to the website for more information.

  • 02:12

    "Be Positive with Shannon Marie" ~ Let's talk in depth about the amazing brain!

    in Self Help

    Come and get your dose of positivity by listening to "Be Positive with Shannon Marie" tonight. 


    If you would like to call in and share call 1-424-243-9540 and press 1 to talk.


    The chat room will be open as well.


    www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio/2016/01/22/be-positive-with-shannon-marie-lets-talk-in-depth-about-the-amazing-brain


    Please join Shannon and pass along the informative information we share.

  • 01:22

    Another Fork in the Road: Ann Boriskie - Director of Brain Injury Peer Visitor

    in Education

    Ann Boriskie, a TBI survivor of more than 17-years says, “Get involved. Volunteer.” “By helping others with a brain injury, you truly help yourself in so many ways.” Ann is the Brain Injury Peer Visitor Association Director and her motto is “YOU CAN!”


     


    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, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip 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.
    Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com
    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com


     

  • 00:30

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Motivation

    YAWN! After a brain injury you get a little sleepy. I know I slept alot. There were days when I had no clue what day it was. My sleeping patterns changed as the healing process began. Many times I stayed awake and in silence.


    Let's talk about getting some sleep. And if you do not sleep what do you do?


    Check out this link


    http://www.msktc.org/tbi/factsheets/Sleep-And-Traumatic-Brain-Injury

  • 01:48

    Left of Str8 Show February 2, with Rob Watson and Denise Russell

    in Entertainment

    Blog Talk Radio Description Opening:  The "Left of Str8 Show," is currently broadcasting LIVE, 2 days a week for our LGBT and Ally & Friends audience on Mondays and Tuesdays, on two great internet radio stations.  Your host, Scott Fullerton, brings together Fun Chat, and Celebrity Interviews, for a great variety of listening fun, primarily in the areas of LGBT issues, Entertainment, Foodies, and Books.  Find us every Monday at 3pm PST / 6pm EST on www.ubnradio.com Channel 1, and every Tuesday, right here on Blog Talk Radio, at 2pm PST / 5pm EST on www.ubnradio.com/leftofstr8.  Be sure to subscribe to both at my host pages or on my soundcloud page: www.soundcloud.com/leftofstr8 and check out the Left of Str8 website at www.leftofstr8.com


    My first guest today is the fantastic Rob Watson, LGBT Father of two, prolific blogger, also writing for such publications as The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, LGBTQ Nation, and more, as well as weekly radio host for our community.  I look forward to talking to Rob about all his good works, and then guesting on his and Garrett Miller's Rated LGBT Radio show this Thursday on Blog Talk Radio.


    My second guest is an amazing Drag Queen/Female Illusionist, Denise Russell, who has performed all over the country bringing her one woman show as, "The Voice," as well as raising money for countless of LGBT charities, everywhere.  Denise is a tireless performer and such a great friend to the community.


    The "Left of Str8 Show," is looking for sponsors and advertiser who want to have their products or services reach out to our LGBT Community and our Allies, at very reasonable rates.  Email: scott@leftofstr8.com for more information

  • 00:58

    Brain Injury Radio Show with Michael Idell - Positive Motivation

    in Education

    Positive motivation has an impact on everyone involved with family members, caregivers and those involved with neurological impairments.



    Recovery processes have an undoubtable negative impact on invidividuals without a positive influence involved.

    A positive perception assists everyone through coping strategies including the initial impact on the news, the struggles involved, and the accomplishments made.

    Families and caregivers need to have somewhere to go to when they have their struggles like giving up their lives, paying bills, making time for another life, and the responbilities which ensue.


    Then most importantly is teamwork! ANYONE INVOLVED NEEDS TO LISTEN, LEARN, AND COMMUNICATE!

    This is why we (ASBISG.org) have conference calls and meetings for caregivers. All of the attention isnt focused on just the survivors lives. Caregivers and family members understanding, communication, love and affection have an enormous affect on the brain injured. We are all a product of our environment. The community needs to help one another and help each other through the good times and bad.
     

  • 01:17

    Brain Injury Communication with Michael Idell- Its my birthday- Come Celebrate

    in Education

    Although my birthday is actually tomorrow 12/19, I would like to have a celebration of what we have together in the brain injury community as a birthday present.


    I hope you all find a positive influence in the expereinces we share on or conference calls, our radio shows, and our chats on the phone to help one another in the brain injury community. 


    We could not have accomplished all we have done if it wasn't for all of you with us. 


    This next year I would like more people to get involved in teamwork sharing/networking the work we do to help more people nationwide and globally. We plan to have a global resource center location, also set up locations in each state to communicate together for people to get education and support services and building to help all of those in need for their children, families, and friends to understand brain injury and neurological impairments of all kinds.

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio/2015/12/19/brain-injury-communication-with-michael-idell-its-my-birthday-come-celebrate

  • 01:55

    Left of Str8 Show January 26th, Ryan J. Kaplan, Rachel Werth, Michael Hennessey

    in Entertainment

    The "Left of Str8 Show," is currently broadcasting LIVE, 2 days a week for our LGBT and Ally & Friends audience on Mondays and Tuesdays, on two great internet radio stations.  Your host, Scott Fullerton, brings together Fun Chat, and Celebrity Interviews, for a great variety of listening fun, primarily in the areas of LGBT issues, Entertainment, Foodies, and Books.  Find us every Monday at 3pm PST / 6pm EST on www.ubnradio.com Channel 1, and every Tuesday, right here on Blog Talk Radio, at 2pm PST / 5pm EST on www.ubnradio.com/leftofstr8.  Be sure to subscribe to both at my host pages or on my soundcloud page: www.soundcloud.com/leftofstr8 and check out the Left of Str8 website at www.leftofstr8.com 


    Today is going to be another great show, with our first two guests, Ryan J. Kaplan and Rachel Werth, who are co-writers and directors of the upcoming LGBT Feature Film, "RainBRO."  I am excited to talk to them about this incredibly funny movie about a bully who accidentally gets sent to "gay reform camp" over summer.  


    Next we have Michael Hennessey, who has an incredible life story, from his early advocacy for HIV/AIDS, to his long-time love and work in the entertainment industry, to his spiritual practice as a Reiki master.  Don't miss this show!!


    The Left of Str8 Show is always looking for new sponsors and advertisers, who like to feature their brands, products, and services to our growing and diverse audience of LGBT and Ally listeners.  Studies have shown that our listeners, and those of similar LGBT themed shows, have over 4 times the buying power of most demographics, and are very loyal customers to those that support their community.  You can contact us on the website, again, www.leftofstr8.com  


     


     

  • 01:38

    Set Backs in Brain Injury with Craig, Lori and Tonia

    in Motivation

    Set-Backs of Brain Injury


    Brain injury is a rollercoaster in lifes roads, ups and downs and downs. Each set back can have a huge effect on our emotions our stability and the very essence of who we are. It can question the very fiber of who we are.


     


    There does not seem to be an easy road just a road with lots of challenges that we must travel. But travel we must and we do not have a choice in the matter. But we are faced with the choice to do or not to do.


     


    And I think that really only leaves us with the choice to do, not to do is not a good choice so on ward we go through this rollercoaster called life. It is easier together so how to find those willing riders in the journey called life


    Let us travel this road together and find the success wek need to make our lives the best possible 

  • 00:31

    My brain changed. Now what?

    in Motivation

    Happy New Year to all of you and Welcome 2016!


    Our discussion: Are brain aneurysm hereditary? Below is a link to John Hopkins about aneurysms.


    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/cardiovascular_diseases/cerebral_aneurysm_85,P08772/