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  • 02:29

    The Dark Side of Brain Injury with Craig Sicilia

    in Radio

    The Dark Side of Brain Injury
    Hosted by: Craig Sicilia
    Brain Injury has created new opportunities and a new conciseness that I could have never imagined.  It brought a different kind of hope and salvation.  As good a person as I might have been before my brain injury I don’t think the gates of heaven would have been open to me, and even now I have things that need to be let go.



    All of these major changes came with a cost, a huge cost that as well I could not imagine.  To lose all that I was in such a rapid destruction of who I was.  Lost my marriage, friends, job, home and myself.  It shock my faith and challenged everything I once believed to be fact, or at least my fact.



    And now to live a life as this new person, on what seems to be a personally lonely road, though I am incredible social I find myself very much alone at times I wish I wasn’t.  I find my opinions and goals in conflict with many.  But at the same time I believe I have learned to see the value in everyone.  Even though I am learning not everyone can play in the sandbox or should play in it.



    This show will explore some of those dark lonely times, those times for the good of this cause I would spend in solitude never allowing myself to get to close to someone.  The price and the rewards, the pain and the joy.  I know many have similar stories to share I invite you on to share your dark times and more importantly the tools to move beyond those dark times.


     

  • 02:07

    LETS GET POLITICAL 2 - LIVE FROM 2016 TBI CONFERENCE WITH CRAIG SICILIA

    in Radio

    LETS GET POLITICAL 2 - LIVE FROM 2016 TBI CONFERENCE WITH CRAIG SICILIA
    Wow! What an election cycle. As I observe the candidate’s, but more important the system, the parties, the game. Some call it the establishment, or democrats or republicans. It don’t matter what you call it, everyone gets it’s a mess. It is not a mess because of the current candidate’s it’s a mess because of all of the politicians. Politicians are worried, the massive special interests are worried, and the people who control things are panicking!

    Let’s start off that as Bernie says it’s rigged. It is, your vote really don’t count unless they want it to. The Dems have super delegates to have the process go their way. The Rep have the contested convention. And all the powers and money that be are conspiring to take out the idealists Sanders and Trump. There is the 3rd party ticket Trump and Sanders screw the democrats and republicans. If those two could find common ground and put it together. There really not that far off from each other, maybe they would be balance to one another.

    One never knows right! Any way lots going on the democrats are trying to silence the republicans and demonize them. The republicans haven’t been able to make any big deals. Nothing of significance is coming out of the republican held house and senate. And a president who pushes executive order to change society the way he sees fit. What a mess. Now there are 50 million people with disabilities in the U.S. Let’s get smart, let’s be part of taking back our country. How can we influence, change in a way that makes our country shine.

  • 02:50

    Who is the best president for people with disabilities with Craig Sicilia

    in Politics


    Hosted by Craig Sicilia


    LET’S GET POLITICAL 2


    Wow!  What an election cycle.  As I observe the candidate’s, but more important the system, the parties, the game.  Some call it the establishment, or democrats or republicans.  It don’t matter what you call it, everyone gets it’s a mess.  It is not a mess because of the current candidate’s it’s a mess because of all of the politicians.  Politicians are worried, the massive special interests are worried, and the people who control things are panicking!


    Let’s start off that as Bernie says it’s rigged.  It is, your vote really don’t count unless they want it to.  The Dems have super delegates to have the process go their way.  The Rep have the contested convention.  And all the powers and money that be are conspiring to take out the idealists Sanders and Trump.  There is the 3rd party ticket Trump and Sanders screw the democrats and republicans.  If those two could find common ground and put it together.  There really not that far off from each other, maybe they would be balance to one another.


     


    One never knows right!  Any way lots going on the democrats are trying to silence the republicans and demonize them.  The republicans haven’t been able to make any big deals.  Nothing of significance is coming out of the republican held house and senate.  And a president who pushes executive order to change society the way he sees fit.  What a mess.  Now there are 50 million people with disabilities in the U.S.  Let’s get smart, let’s be part of taking back our country.  How can we influence, change in a way that makes our country shine.

  • 02:31

    Leap of Faith - Leap day special with Craig Sicilia

    in Motivation

    There is no question that brain injury is hard, it is a difficult journey for the survivor and friends and family of the survivor.  But never the less it is the survivor that has to figure the way out, the road to the new us.  Sometimes it is a simple leap of faith.  Taking a chance reaching out, reaching for a hope that we feel in our heart. 


    Many times in our journey we may lose hope along the way, keep that hope, hanging on to that little piece of hope can help us make it day to day.  A life without hope is a life of pain.  We must find ways to hang on to that little bit of hope.  For it is that little bit of hope that will carry us through the day, the week and our life. Tonight let us share how we find hope, how we follow it and what to do when we lose hope, how to get it back.  TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH ON LEAP DAY

  • 02:57

    Abandoned Self - Hosted by Craig Sicilia

    in Spirituality

    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?

  • 03:16

    PRISON OF THE MIND - Hosted by Craig Sicilia

    in Culture

    Prison of the mind


    Hosted by Craig Sicilia


    We humans live a life that is part reality but imagination, what are minds tell us it is, so it is no surprise after a abi/tbi as we try to rehabilitate toward what society says is typical, when we fall short of these measurements set for us we start using these as bricks and mortar building the ultimate prison in our minds.  A prison so dark and vast that we easily get lost inside these self-built walls.  Trying to find a way around, over and under only to find it unescapable.  Were too busy building our why’s and how comes.  When we should be thinking why not.  We need to change doubt into believe focusing on what we have and can do rather than what we don’t have and cannot do.  When we can move beyond the prisons of our mind we can turn cannot do’s into done’s.


    Our Minds our powerful processors waiting for information and what we believe becomes the software that determine how we process and perceive all this information.  Our believes get challenged and disproven most build stronger walls but it is possible to escape this prison, this solitary confinement that we have sentenced ourselves to.  And we may visit our prisons often but in time those visits can be less and maybe we can break the confinements of our minds.  Building a truly new individual the one you’re destined to be not the one programed with boundaries set by your own mind.


    Share your prison and how you broke or have periods of when you break free, the feeling the process lets us break this jail of the mind together and change our world.

  • 03:00

    Prisoner of my mind – Hosted by Craig Sicilia & Cheyrl Green

    in Self Help

    Prisoner of my mind – Hosted by Craig Sicilia  & Cheyrl Green


       Sometimes living with brain injury means living with what we think is the worse of who we are.  Between the disbelieve of the people who are in our lives that we are not ok, that not all is as it appears, we look fine and like who we were but were not.  And what’s worse we don’t even know who we are.  That is the quest to discover who we are but with the pain and of our losses and lack of support.  The journey is hard but with faith, hope and effort we can live a life more fulfilling than the one we had before our brain injury.  Let’s talk about that journey

  • 03:00

    ANGUISH - LOST IN SIDE-Hosted by Craig Sicilia

    in Dreams

    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...

  • 03:32

    Legal Pot Facts and myths- Hosted by Craig Sicilia

    in Romance

    Special Report on Legal pot in Washington mixed with our memorial day remembering who we are now, we have 6 shots some real funny some pro pot some no pot what ever you think its legal in my state.  I went and checked out one of the stores today, I invited them on the show and I will share my experience and you can share yours too call in tonight.  You will love the reporting on this subject.


    HARDER THAN LIFE


    New Beginnings Life after Brain Injury


    Hosted by Craig Sicilia


    In rememberence of ourselves we shall talk about the following remembering we are incredable


    After a brain injury life is hard, we no longer can trust our tools in dealing with relationships and the longer time goes on the harder it gets, we are social creatures and we will explore relationships and the difficulty with many aspects of interpersonal skills, trust and willingness to bend, but these things we must overcome these harder than life behaviors as a new person, building the new us.

  • 03:07

    Numbered Day's - Destiny or Delusion Hosted by Craig Sicilia

    in Spirituality

    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"

  • 01:32

    Support Groups Matter - Survivors Matter - with Craig Sicilia

    in Radio

    Brain Injury Support groups save lives, build communities and give meaning to a life affected by brain injury
    Many who think about groups, think it may just be coffee and a donut but they are so much more than that, groups for many are the only connection to society, any connection to any other person that is not a medical profession or pharmacist dish out medicines.  
    Groups get people into the community if their facilitated right, doing healthy activities such as yoga, meditation and nutrition and exercise.   They can help survivors and their families find a purpose that has meaning.  Even after years of being stuck in hopeless mode.  It saves lives, for many survivors who first discover others who have the same challenges, it can be the first glimpse of hope.  Hope that life is not only about loss and pain.  Hope that life can have meaning.  No other services available to those living with a brain injury can inspire hope like peer support.
    We are doing this episode to share with any and all who ever want to limit support groups, we need people to understand the power in Peer support groups, the power to rebuild life, and dreams..
    #supportgroupsmatter    #survivorsmatter