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  • 02:00

    The Matt Duffin Show - Get to the Root of It

    in Radio

    Matt and Brandon hit he road; Destination Colorado, to visit with the Root Family. The shock and awe of the Rockies has got them high! John Denver had nothing on these guys ...


    Join them for an open discussion and interview with Amy Sue Root.

  • 03:57

    The Matt Duffin Show - Saying the Right Thing

    in Higher Education

    Happy New Day!!!  May you make the year a 'Sweet Sixteen' and survive the drops, slips, confusions, frustrations, and well, a typical TBI Life.  I grabbed my toolbox, and tonight let's go "Under the Hood" and talk about saying the right thing.  Puttng both your guard and 'talking from within' on a balencing wire, being kind, being nice, saying your thoughts in a nutshell.  Or, 1less than 3-minutes.  That's a long time to listen to someone, especially with a brain injury who, uh, shuffles the cards often.   Just DEAL for crying out loud!  Patience is a strong suit with TBI's, but focus is not.  Say IT!


     


    Except me.  I do this for hours and hours, each week so I have to talk.  If you call in, call me, call all of us, I don't have to talk so much.  And get to hear, listen and understand (try) your issues.  If its about Brain Injury, probably I can identify.  Or one of our listeners will, and they will call us.  EVERYONE call us who wish to share, learn, question or understand brain injury.  I/we can help.  Not hurt, that's for certain.  I take Survivors calls, sure.  I take Caregivers, most certainly.  I will TAKE CALLERS FROM FAMILIES of Survivors, one of these Certificates say I should talk with you.  In Rehab Centers and Trauma Units, I do often.  


     


    (424)  243-9540 is our U.S. toll free number.  We have others for around the w orld, just send me a message and ask on Facebook.  Home of 'Matt Duffin (Hard Headed)' Brain Injury Support Group.  We meet all the time btw, and I always am dressed.  But, like the radio show that joins the gang, ya gotta open your mouth.  OK, move your fingers...

  • 'The Matt Duffin Show' - Coping & Hoping

    in Entertainment

    Mindfulness.  Relating Assertively.  5 R's of Stress Management.  Recognizing Thoughts, Feelings.  Problem Solving.  


     


    And so many much needed skills to be a Human Being, to be a person.  Once the brain is scrambled by a TBI or any brain injury, COPING SKILLS indeed get scrambled too, as the brain is our make up.  Coping Skills, taught soon following my Severe TBI of 7-years ago, is what way of life I MUST try to live, to be able to live life on life's terms.  With out it, there is no Matt Duffin.  The shell left of myself would roll, crack and break on a constant basis.  With Coping Skills, we learn to make good of the bad, and make the bad go away.  


     


    Coping, with a TBI.  Its out of this world, sometimes a delayed flight life can be but we learn to standon solid ground.  Little League World Series ended today with Japan on top, but over 40,000 fans in person and most of the world on TV watched the game live.  Baseball is the one who won.  Also, 'When a Legend Changes Uniforms' and the NEW $10 bill prospects.  Also, at Midnight Eastern, or 6 A.M. South African time, our SA Correspondent Miss Gina Gee is give an update on life as a TBI Survivor not-so 'Out of Africa'...


     

  • 03:33

    If There's a Will, There's a Way (Sam Way That Is) on Matt Duffin Show

    in Radio

    I've been to Kallops, looking for a way .. And up in the Candadian Mountains, was that way .. Sam Way!


     


    Join Matt and former Co-Host Sam Way has fallen in love .. Hailey is her name. He asked her to marry him and she agreed! Join them and hear the details being considered, as well as just what else he's been up to!

  • 02:50

    The Matt Duffin Show - Late, Sore, Worn & Here...

    in Radio

    Surgery took me out of the game, after my 11 innings.  I'm late, sore from surgery and worn out from Miracle League Baseball (yes, I went.  Even 'played' 2-inning) and the beloved Milton Days 2015!  But, kind sore for that too.  My buddy and his wife mowed my grass for me today, and another and his son came over, set up a yard sale and cooked on the grill.  It's been quite a while since my lips hit fresh bbq ribs.  Then, not walking well and doing more than I should have, I hit something else.  The ground.  Twice this week.  I'm late....And NO, Matt Duffin is NOT pregnant....

  • 03:51

    'The Matt Duffin Show' - Wrestling With Dementia...

    in Radio

    Ladies and Gentlemen.  Let's...get ready...too...RUUUUMMBLE!  We are coming full-grip from The  DownTown Milton Studio corner against abuse recieved as a minor, and ''not spoken of'''.  Concussions recieved, but ''was just sleeping hard'' kind of life.  And where it goes from there, the discovery's along the way and prosumed finish line..


    Hillbillly Jim,Smith of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and wife Shelia join me tonight in an in-depth look into dementia, its struggles an fight.  They've educated themselves quite well in the disease that has a STRONG chance in replacing the health and life issues of a TBI.  Our future, if you will.  Mr. Smith jjoins us to discuss the trials and treatments of having over 100 major consussions during his times, and the probablle CTE that ahs evolved.  


    Mr Hillbilly, er, uh, Mr. Smith will share his story, his times, his discovery of head trauma long after the times, along with his studies an efforts concerning dementia.  .  And what, prey tell, is to be done about youth athletics now?  I say let the kids play, stop changing rules to discover what can't be resolved.  Like all youth sports, education, experience in life skills and committment is a huge bonus.  (424)  243-9540...

  • 02:02

    The Matt Duffin Show - Super Sports Fuss

    in Radio

    We shall flip through a few social and basic brain injury Coping Skills, as I cope with the end of Payton Manning's carrer.  We will discuss much, but after 10:30, unless you can talk Saddi into picking up the mic.  A couple of speakers will stop by, and a couple of rock and roll songs if need be.  I said, 10:30.  Usually we on TMDS are very curteous and accept VERY early calls, which eliminates my preparation, and that's cool.  I'd rather talk Live! with someone than, uh, "teach"'.


     


    We will rock, we will ralk.  Probably laugh, go ahead and "get my goose" for being 'late'.  Or, is that when you turned us on anyway.  And, TMDS is a Support Group, yes World Wide (Super Bowl is like our 'Football' championship or Cricket title).  Check it out, there are some really neat commercials, no matter what country you are from.


     


    Bring the leftover chips, and BYOB (as always) let's rock!  And, as a lifelong Colts fan, man this hurts but 'Go Bronco's;'  Nary a concussion fella's...

  • 03:56

    The Matt Duffin Show - Realistic Self Talk

    in Radio

    Realistic Self Talk.  It's well beyond Positive and Negative Self Talk, but I like to keep my thoughts light yet Positive.  I try to feel the best possible, and as you beat up TBI folks are aware, that can be tiiring and a biitch.  


     


    You and others are going on aa trip.  Are we having fun?  The thought was, life changed.  Now, I had a REAL GOODD time visiting Amy Root, but she's allso a miracle.  A BIG, STRONG, UNUSUAL LIFE RECOVERY person.   Her mom I fell in love with.  BUT, "realisticlly, Colorado is 15 houors from Indiana.  Hard to date.  (but I snuck a couple ini).  Nothing Positive about that "thought", so we move on,  Or try to.  Usuallly with Survivors, the Realistic Thought willl come along, there is no "Order" in Negative, Positive and Reaalistic Thoughts, it rolls like the game "Aggrevation" hops along.  But for all, there is a Stoping Home...


     


    YouTube allows TMDS to Rock & Rolll, so we do.  We just don't do commercials.  Yet I still have to pee and get something fresh to drink.  Bet ya I find some realisty music to play...and Landon Walkler and Sharen Windy Roberrtsonn....

  • 03:56

    The Matt Duffin Show - Debbie Wilson (enough said)...

    in Radio

    Away from the Miracle League baseball diamonds, physically but not yet mentally, and back in the Downtown Milton Studio where hopefully this week the other end of the studio works.  Sorry we missed the ADA's birthday and guests last week, but Forward Ho!  (I despise problems I can't fix!)


     


    National Patient Activist and Brain Injury Survivor Debbie Wilson joins in tonight, and yes, its been a while since she's been here.  Remember,  five months was wiped out of my world over the winter,  Medical Cannabis Month was gathered into one week.  With Sue Root, TMDS 'Stars' of words to the chronically ill.  OK, Kevin Phillips too, when the Marine will participate on Sundays!  (He does, Kevin's a great friend of mine - just kidding).  


     


    Debbie has a 'surprise' announcement,to be released tonight media wise on our show for all chronic patients to hear about.  Caregivers too.  (


    Shhhh, quit Matt - this will be fun!)

  • 02:44

    The Matt Duffin Show - Next Year in Your View

    in Social Sciences

    Annual 'Year in Review Show' time of year again.  Again, I'll pass.  I don't like to look back, much was ugly, much was injured, and with amnesia, much is forgotten.  Short Term Memory 'skills' I have now?  I forget yesterday, unless we  play "Ground Hogs Day" for a couple of weeks.  I'll get it.  But, who has time?  Familiy, Caregivers, Therapist?  Who?  Uh, society does, if you make it so.


    It all begins with acceptance, and is driven by self-effort.  Baby Step effort works for me.  It should you too!  We have to think before we leap, and leaping some bounds may have to be accepted as a leaap unreachable.  But your brain is a HUGE playground, find another swing or teeter totter.  Wait, maybe not a teeter totter, or jungle gym, monkey bars.  But you can get around and swing.  Watch the others.  Learn your best.  As Pop would say "ya ought to be doing something, even if its wrong."  Why?  We do learn from our mistakes, and yes, again its a repetitive process.  But we learn.


     


    I think I'll go shoot some basketball with my separated shoulder.  One year, its just gotta work...  (424) 243-9540 an lets Talk, learn and oh, just listen.  I got us a world-wide traumatic brain injury support group we can hang out together at....And yes, put on some clothes...something!


    Enjoy a Happy Next Day, and may it reach 2016 (at least)..

  • 03:54

    It's a Matt Duffin TBI Christmas Show...

    in Radio

    Been in touch with our Summer friend in the Winter.  THE Cross Country TBI Survivor bicycle rider turned Political 'pest' Mr. Daniel Mallino, and he'll join in at the bottom of the first hour as we share some stories, Holiday Hope's and his deep work on Capitol Hill in D.C.   Try to play some Merry Rock again tonight, but prevent me!  Keep calling in, give me your oppion.  I learn and admit when wrong.  I mean, it is 6'o'clock p.m., surely I've been wrong at some point today.  We share, listen and understand another.  Wouldn't live be just grand if all folks could look at life as a BI Survivor does?  


     


    Santa does.  HO HO HO!  


     


    I'll discuss my FOUR visits to my Neurophycologist this past week, and what I've learned this time, to share.  But, I'm still thinking on it ALL.  And at 1pm on Monday, I'll be there again.  No one on MY idea of life teaches TBI life to me better than Dr. Samantha Backhaus.  If it wasn't so late Indy-Time, I bet she's call in.  Every one join in the begining of Christmas Week.  Hit it, Linus, Snoopy With a touch of a Life Survivor - '"We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a pleasant next day..."