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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 02:30

    NTF Welcomes Apocalyptic Lovers

    in Rock Music

    In addition to our normal schenanigans (Rock/metal news and history, The Book of Rock, Dumbass of the Week, and Scary Justin's Horror Movie Trivia) we have a great band from Ohio.


     


    Legendary Producer Michael Wagener just completed the mixing & mastering of the band’s upcoming EP Redemption Vol I. Over Thanksgiving weekend, members of the band converged at Michael Wagener’s Wireworld Studio in Nashville, Tennessee to mix the first of what will be a ten EP collection by the band.


    The band is very enthusiastic that this collaboration could be what finally gets them over the wretched music-business hump.


    Apocalyptic Lovers proudly seek the audience of the once huge Arena Rock bands that have been the staple of Mr. Wagener’s producing, engineering, and mixing career. His credits are a mile long, including Ozzy Osborne, Motley Crue, Metallica, Megadeth, Skid Row, Poison, Dokken and Alice Cooper to name a few.


    When the band formed years ago, most of the members of the Apocalyptic Lovers were originally from Ohio. The five members now populate greater cities in OH, PA, RI & VA. The band members each took a weekend away from their homes in August of '15 to converge with the rest of their band mates at Mindrocket Studios in West Middlesex, PA. 

  • 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

  • 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/ 

  • 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 

  • The Dark Side of Brain Injury - surviving a decade

    in Non-Profit

    It is 10 years today, that a drunk driver changed my life forever. The decade has seemed like an eternity that has kept my heart in a vise squeezing, squeezing every day. The majority of the people who were in my life are no more, and even though I have been blessed with so many people in my life, life is hard.


    Life is lonely, dark and empty many days, the inability of my brain to process like it should leaving people shaking their heads as well as me. How one day can be good and then the next bad plagued by headaches and inadequacies of the soul for being who I am.


    I have learned more about life in the last 10 than i did the first 30 years. I have learned about people and how they are. I have learned so much about the dark nature of people, more than I ever wanted to learn. But this is the world that I now live in, the world that I must survive, for me it has very much been an apocalypse, but I feel more like the zombie than human.  But this is the world I must find a way to live in, and survivors must learn to live life, be who we are meant to be.  I can’t imagine another 10 years but here we go, love to hear others who live in what seems to be the apocalypse together we will more than survive.

  • 02:35

    Traumatized Brain - Mood, Memory, Behavior on Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD is the director of the Neuropsychiatric Clinic at Carolina Partners. He is a neuropsychiatrist at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center and is affiliated with Duke’s Departments of Psychiatry and Community and Family Medicine. Dr. Vaishnavi’s new book, published by Johns Hopkins Press, is titled THE TRAUMATIZED BRAIN: A FAMILY GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING MOOD, MEMORY, AND BEHAVIOR AFTER BRAIN INJURY. ABC News Journalist and TBI survivor Bob Woodruff said, in his endorsement of the book, “If ever there was a book that truly could save your life it would be this one.”  THE TRAUMATIZED BRAIN is available on Amazon.com and in bookstores.


     


    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."


    We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.


    The front half of show is a featured guest. to join us in the discussion. The second part of the show is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire! Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org and www.facebook.com/braininjuryradionetwork