SORT BY Relevancy
Hosted by Craig Sicilia
Join in as we ponder “Why”
Here I go through what is my 8th Christmas, or holiday season, this time of year is the setting for my life as I knew it would slowly crumble over a couple of year period. But at the same time the desperation of trying to figure out what the hell is going on. This person with emotional burst of I don’t know what. As well as an inner change of what I held important. Of the very fibers of what made me me, and as I look into the mirror I was somebody I didn’t even recognize.
Finding others like myself was a key in holding a life together, and it got easier as I discovered who I was and what I valued. Many had a hard time with this “new me “as did I. This year I learned more valuable lessons as the distance between the old and new me. As I continue to let go of parts of the old me, it has become clear that this new person is who I am, and I have to learn to live a life again as this new me, like it or not.
As you stop caring about those things you once held close to your heart, the feeling just being left void inside your deepest essence of who you are. As you wonder - What is to Come Next?
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When the time comes to – LET GO
Hosted by: Craig Sicilia
WE NEED YOU TO SHARE TONIGHT LETS, LET GO - TOGETHER
Letting go is the hard of all things to recover from. How do you recover from losing everyone and everything? How the hell does that happen, it’s not fair. But you know what they say life is not fair. A big part (thank God) is that there are more survivors than ever. Medicine is amazing how they can put us back together. At least our bodies, but all the time our bodies and brain are healing our life that we had starts changing like in the twilight zone. For many it just plan desiderates slowly right be for our eyes and there is nothing we can do.
Eventually we have to pull it together and figure out how to live a life that is meaningful to ourselves. We never even start figuring it out till we stop trying to be who others think it is we should be. We have to learn to let go of those people and the emotional connection in our heart to them. We hang on to what we feel when people long ago written us off. Let them go, it was not you it was them who left. Granted you were excessive and impulsive but if you really mattered they would have figured it out and helped, you couldn’t. We can blame doctors, hospitals, others and ourselves. It is what it is, to much of the wrong kind of awareness in our behalves has polluted societies mind.
Now it is in our court once we make it to this point. I ask you this with everything you know, with every lesson you have learned. And to have lived in that void we call brain injury. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT.? You don’t like it, it’s not fair then be part of the solution. Let go of that past and embrace your tomorrow.
WE NEED YOU TO SHARE TONIGHT LETS, LET GO - TOGETHER
STEPS OF ISOLATION
WITH: Craig Sicilia and Special Co-host Cheryl Green
Thanksgiving not only is the beginning to Black Friday but the beginning for many to a dark, harsh hell. So much pain and regret for many as well as disappointment of epic proportions. So much so that many find it hard to trust and reach out to others little alone accept anything from any one.
As televisions blasts shows about family and friendship and the good old days, this brings so many reminders of losses not only in our friends and family but our own personal communities. And this is just one of many emotions going through someone’s head who has survived a brain injury. Then you add the fact of those organizations who profit and say they serve us really don’t want much to do with us unless it makes them look good or profit they bottom line or on some spreadsheet representing data so they can make more money off our pain and injury
Then adding in that 80% plus of those living with a brain injury are brought into poverty and kept there, and as their children hope for great gifts (as seen on tv) this emotional toll puts the weight of the world on their shoulders and weighs their heart down to a deep dark place. The miracle is that any of us that go through this is we make it through, but at what cost.
We must step out, reach out and find out, a life that has purpose and sustaining purpose for it is truly that purpose that gets each of us through this time.
Join us with your ways of dealing with this, the struggles, the successes the story..
I HAD A DREAM
M.L.K. is the master of advocacy a advocacy that changes hearts and minds knowing it takes generations of advocacy and hard work he began a journey that was not popular in the minds of those who stood to lose the most and those they influenced. It was a fight started a hundred years before him and will be going on a hundred years after. But the king taught man to stand up for what they believe, to not accept how things are. He as well paid the ultimate price for his believes. Until Dr. King we humans did not know what it was to stand up for something greater than ourselves To stand up to change what people think and how they treat another person. We will Honor Dr. King and talk about his history as it relates to our future.
So many of us who are living in the aftermath of a brain injury understand this. And as people, our communities and society in general are largely clueless what brain injury means. Hell it takes us survivors who live with it everyday years to even begin to understand. We asking people to understand and accept something they cannot see. And in many cases something we can’t explain or cope with. And most of the time by the time we can begin to explain or understand it, there is no one left to share it with. And like most movements those who feel so deeply and step up to bring change will never see the change in people’s hearts and minds. You can have all the laws and acts and everything else but none of it means a thing until it is in people’s hearts and minds.
How do we change hearts and minds, how do we find each other. Reach out find someone don’t be alone, then together find others. Find that voice that we have in common and change the world.
Holidays are a hard time for many survivors, alot of the survivors I have met have lost most of their relationships, careers, homes and any real connection to a community. So the season being a time were people focus on memories of the past it can be a realy hard thing. And not always is the the most recent that struggles the most. What realy seems to be a difficult situation is not the loss but our hardened selfs that close the world out to ourselves.
We create this cycle of hell, and the holidays seem to be the center of it all to many. I like many just struggle to make it through this time of year. We have to shed our losses, and it everyones fault ours included but the new us, the new me have to find a way to feel the glow of life beeming through our bodies. We may have hard momments, days or weeks but keep trying to see the ray of hope, its all we have never lose faith.
What does Lead hill, Arkansas and Africa have in common?
They both have a Man of God who has a vision to reach all with the gospel. Join us this Wednesday at 10AM with a Man of God with heart and a anointing to reach the lost. Pastor of Harvets international Ministries,
Wednesday at 10AM
Anguish - Lost Inside
Hosted by Craig Sicilia
Life is funny, we spend our whole lives building this person we think we know so well. Ourselves, then all of a sudden in a single instance it crumbles as we watch after a brain injury. Our friends and family hardly know us little alone have any desire to be around us shortly after. These experiences happen so quick in what seems to be a blink of an eye. We have no one in our lives, life seems to lose meaning. Soon we isolate and lose more of our ability to socialize in a typical world. Soon we ponder in being who we used to be and even give every ounce of energy and effort trying to be that person we remember.
Even though none of this perfect life we thought we had no longer exists, we find yourself alone, isolated inside of this vessel our body is no longer recognized by ourselves. And many may spend the rest of their lives in this state. How do we change this, how do we embrace and learn to live a life that we truly can love. One that we have not imagined yet. Join in tonight as we explore this...
STRESSED OUT - with Craig Sicilia and special co-host Cheryl Green
Life is full of stress, with the normal hustle and bustle of things, then you add the holidays to it which magnifies it, then a brain injury on top of it, I know sometimes I just want to bury my head in the ground like an Ostrich and hope the world just passes me by, which I have it only adds more stress. And letting the world pass you by actually only adds more stress and isolation. What do or can we do.
Tonight we are going to talk about strategies and methods that some self-advocates living with brain injury have and are using to deal with the deadly stress and the holiday blues than many live through year after year.
We will talk about passions and consuming our time with positive constructive things that make all the difference in many lives of survivors around the world. There is good stress and bad stress both can overwhelm us in a flash, so it is important to manage both. Finding that balance that each of us can live a happy productive fulfilling life. A life quite possibly more fulfilling than the life we had before our brain injuries.
With a special segments with the amazing Cheryl Green and T-Dog and as well a new episode of Phone Zapp
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Living with a brain injury has been interesting, harsh and unforgiving. I have learned more about humanity in the last 7 years than I have all the rest of the years combined. I had a hope that one day it would be behind me. All the overwhelmed brain days, all of the headaches, all of the thoughts of self-worthlessness and doubt. As we approach these days that get shorter each day, the weather getting wet and cooler. Shorter days and longer nights add to our feeling down. Holidays are reminders of days past, and people past. I know for me it takes all my energy to get through them.
I try to paint the pretty face for my daughters and people who look to me for support. It is so hard at times. I just like everyone else want to crawl under a rock and isolate from the world. Disappear into the darkness that my mind creates. And create it does, a never ending race of thoughts that I cannot process because my brain is going faster than I can understand. And sometimes these thoughts get me in trouble, on the wrong path.
The blessing side of this I have developed a life that accommodates my life, and these over stimulating conditions that can pound me into the group. And I have had those moments where I thought I could leave it all behind and just blend into society. Refuse for a short time to time respite from all that has crumbled in my life. As I rebuild this new me, on I don’t even fully recognize. I am learning I am trapped inside myself and for the seven years of my fight there has been NO WAY OUT.
Rise Up After Brain Injury Hosted by Craig Sicilia
Being Aware - Creating Awareness - What are people aware of
Sherry Johnson of TBI Awareness sharing their passion of bringing awareness and spreading the word, about what it means to live with a brain injury as a mother of a child with a brain injury trying to get the word out to who ever she can.
as Well ( DJ (Dave) Asselin of Team Hi Level with a update on rehab in America from the gut of the system, a system that is confusing even for those with out a brain injury. Our topic how to get your questions answered which is something DJ is not getting as he sits in a Florida rehab center trying to figure out whats going on.
Do you have something you need to share tonight come on in and join our show for interactive conversation.
Numbered Day's - Destiny or Delusion
Hosted by Craig Sicilia
This show airs just 51 weeks after empowering emerging leaders in truly leading. Almost too where some felt abandoned left to drown. Many not understanding how I would dare let others just have it. You see it was never mine, it has always been for whoever needs it. I can remember my first show, how I to, was just searching and not even knowing what it was I was searching for. I have been planning this show for almost two years. Knowing the time was coming. And if this vision is destiny or just my dark deeded delusion. I guess time will tell. From the deepest depths of my heart i know this is what I am, was and will do to the end.
I knew about a year and a half ago my own music was killing me, whether it was the physical sounds and lights or just the significance of it's meaning to me. Juggling everything putting its focal point on building a real community, with leaders that will survivor this jungle of life. Though my children paid a huge price as my time got consumed many times. I know they will be proud. People may think I’m nutsy, and their probably more right than wrong. Tonight part one of a three part series of one man’s journey, in his attempt in creating a support system that will last through the times of sand, bringing hope to those who need it. Am I delusional, maybe! The sense of dying knowing the time is coming, thinking I am some kind of fortune teller, I sit here and ask myself the same thing, I say to myself, really I think I see my future, or am i just delusional
My Universe, God, Creator or whoever it is has put my destiny in my head from the beginning, and the peace people see in me is the peace that I have done my best, and believe he is saying "I Am Pleased"
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