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  • 00:28

    Traumatic Brain Injuries: The Importance of Research

    in Medicine

    This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele’s original radio show, “Your Life After Trauma.”

    Ignoring a head injury can be fatal. Death can be prevented if the injury is attended to such as in the cases of Natasha Richardson and Oxyclean spokesman, Billy Mays. In addition to the general population, veterans frequently suffer traumatic head injuries, which result in complications. It’s up to us to recognize the importance of managing a head trauma and knowing what to do in case something happens.

    This show is dedicated to providing information surrounding what happens during a head trauma and information that can help survivors know what to do in order to regain optimal health. Dr. David Petruska, board certified neurosurgeon at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons joined Michele to discuss ‘Trauma & Head Injuries’ from a medical perspective. 

    Michele Rosenthal is a popular keynote speaker, award-winning author and post-trauma coach. Her shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight the challenges and successes of deliberately deciding to change the direction of your life. For more ideas about how to create change you choose, visit www.HealMyPTSD.com.

  • 01:30

    Quantum Leap: NFL Brain Injury Research

    in Health

    Sports and concussions have spurred a tremendous amount of media attention in the recent years. What do we know about the long-term affects of concussions? What are the current researchers focusing on concerning sports and concussions?

    Please join me in welcoming Dr. McDonald from the Neuroscience Center at Indiana University Medical Center. Dr. McDonald  will be discussing a rather large research study funded by the NFL and GE concerning youth and concussions. Dr. McDonald is the lead investigator of just one of sixteen research facilities that have been awarded this grant. Tune in, call in and together we can make a difference! 

  • 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 

  • 00:19

    Jeff Goldstein of AcuPoll Research reveals Secrets of the Brain

    in Lifestyle

    Jeff Goldstein of AcuPoll Research continues journey of life lessons.

    Jeff reads a lot about changes in brain research and cognitive science ... how has that affected how people do market research?

    How do changes in the marketing world from 3-4 big networks to cable, online video, social media, and more affect your work?



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  • 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

  • 03:00

    Holistic Healing Strategies for Brain Injury on Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Dr. Karen Kan is a holistic physician and acupuncturist specializing in energy & spiritual medicine, and is the author of the #1 Bestselling book, Guide to Healing Chronic Pain - A Holistic Approach. We will discuss strategies she recommends for people overcoming brain injuries who have symptoms of: disturbed sleep, brain fog, poor memory, fatigue and problems focusing. Remote brain balncing LIVE ..You bet!

    Dr. Karen will discuss how to improve your home environment, nutrition, and balance your energy in order to optimize your natural healing abilities.  She'll also talk about the concept of Brain Balancing and how to "test" to see whether your brain and nervous system is in "healing mode" or "stress mode" and what to do if it needs correcting.  For more information about Dr. Karen watch the New Frontiers in Energy Medicine video at www.KarenKan.com.  Sign up to receive a free excerpt of her bestselling book and access to five of her Fast Track Your Healing online classes absolutely free. For a copy of Dr. Karen's Advanced Brain Balancing Protocol, go to www.PatchTrainingTeam.com

    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.

    Front portion of show is a featured guest. 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

  • 02:45

    Straight out of Brain Injury - With Lori, Tonia & Craig

    in Motivation

    No one would ever know, how sometimes seemingly small things can set into motion a emotional catastrophic series of events. How we can be emotionally and mentally destabilized in a flash!!


    Tonight 3 survivors will share their emotional and physical experiences with you. For name sake we will call this series of Straight OUTTA BRAIN INJURY -

    "Stung, Warped & Fried"


    We hope you will call in and share your experiences of to much, times where you felt mentally or emotionally in a freefall. we get it. As well we realize with management we can somewhat have control over these freefalls.


    Our challenge is to have as few of these as we can, to recognize how to minimize them. Together we can learn to have a life far greater than we can imagine, so let us imagine this life together



  • 01:21

    Another Fork in the Road: Panel - Daily Living, Organization, & Brain Injury

    in Education

    Organization is important in all living, but it become essential with someone living with a brain injury. Survivor, Lisa Dryer, and caregiver, Jeannette Davidson-Mayer, will join me to discuss this topic and share ideas on how they make their lives and those of their families easier through keeping organnized.

    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

  • 01:12

    Brain Injury Communication with Host Michael Idell-Education about Brain Injury

    in Education

    Any type of abnormal brain function is a brain injury. PTSD, multiple sclerosis, hydrocephalus, strokes, tumors, anoxia, neuromuscular disorders such as transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome or related neurologic conditions are all types of brain injuries of different kinds, along with traumatic brain injuries.

    We need to educate the public, doctors, familes and survivors what these disabilites are. They are often misinterpreted and misdiagnosed because individuals are judged upon instead of understanding.
    We need to educate survivors how to accept who they are now.
    We need to motivate survivors, caregivers and family members to not give up and how we can all progress.
    Please join our calls online and by phone.

    http://tobtr.com/7929731 and call in to speak with the host (424) 243-9540

  • 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.