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  • 02:58

    Recovery Now with Kim Justus...Brain Tumor, Endless Journey

    in Health

    Kerri Brantley is a Captain in the Missouri Army National Guard and native of Boise, Id. She recently moved to Maryland, where she is a writer/editor for Joint Hometown News Service at Fort George G. Meade. Kerri is still active in the Army National Guard. She joined to provide for her family and serve her country. Kerri is a single-mom and combat Vet who is currently working on her masters in Management in Public Relations. Kerri’s mom was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumor that was never supposed to reoccur. Unfortunately it has, in spite of some of the latest technology and treatments. Kerri’s mom is not in shape for the interview, but I felt this was such an incredible journey, that it needed to be told. Our prayers need to be with them. I had occasion to meet Kerri when I was speaking to her about a common passion of ours. It was then that I heard the story about her mom. Hopefully we can enlighten you on both. This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. I introduce topics, and survivor's share their experience, strength and hope. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. More will be revealed! Tune in, stop in and call in. 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. :) Some nights we will have a featured guest, and others we will introduce a topic of recovery, encouraging callers to join us in the discussion. We often have music in the second have from some great Indie Musicians! Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org

  • "Another Fork in the Road" Panel - "Learning Accommodations After Brain Injury"

    in Education

    For many survivors damage to the brain gets in the way of cognitive learning and adaptations must be made. Accommodations come in many and varied forms. This evening two young women, who both sustained a brain injury, Melissa Cronin and Juliet Madsen, are joining me on a panel to discuss “Learning Accommodations After Brain Injury.”


    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, an IED blast, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slips 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.

    Survivng Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com

    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

  • 01:13

    Blessed with a Brain Tumor: Discovering Grace, God and Gratitude with Will Pye

    in Spirituality

    How can a brain tumor diagnosis be a gift? And how can a book about this experience be full of joy and have the potential to change your life?


    After a decade exploring the nature of reality and researching and experimenting with human potential, Will Pye experienced an initiation at the age of 31 via a Grand Mal seizure and the subsequent diagnosis of a golf ball-sized brain tumor.


    In his first book, BLESSED WITH A BRAIN TUMOR: Realizing It's All Gift and Learning To Receive, Will shares how he was able to experience the development with no stress or suffering, how the diagnosis became an opportunity for profound growth and how we, too, can access the gifts of such a wakeup call. Will reveals scientifically proven tools and perspectives to transform our lives by changing our minds and opening our hearts. Learn how accessing these untapped powers and potentials causes positive changes in those around us and throughout the world.


    Be the catalyst for your own transformation, contribute to the global shift in consciousness and discover life purpose everywhere you look with this extraordinary book.


    Will is a Zen Practitioner, a student of A Course in Miracles, a yogi, a science geek and was recently initiated as a Sufi. As a social entrepreneur, transformational coach, inspirational speaker and wisdom teacher, he divides his time between Australia and England. His teaching itinerary includes continental Europe and North America.


    He is touring the U.S. through November. Check out his calendar!


    Special Offer! Discover new videos, blogs, books and exclusive super early bird deals for workshops and retreats, plus receive a gift of the entire first chapter of Blessed With A Brain Tumor at www.WillPye.com.

  • 01:30

    Brain Injury Communication with Host Michael Idell - Brain Injury Bonding

    in Education

    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 others family in many cirumstances. 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 masters degrees, major accomplishments, happy families, children, marraiges, and careers who are brilliant and well mannored.


    So many in the public dont understand who we are. They don't understand this could be them in a moments 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!

  • 02:57

    The Layers of Brain Injury - Hosted by DJ Asselin

    in Radio

    The Layers of Brain Injury – With DJ Asselin 
    Welcome Back DJ after he finds himself rehabilitating from yet a second brain injury, the hurdles that he has had to go through, the system, the support, the everything.  There is so many layers to brain injury and there seems to be no consistency anywhere.  And as a survivor and their family or supports go through this, things are usually at their worst.  Join Dj as he talks about these layers that will blow your mind.  It will leave you thinking.  


     

  • 01:27

    Brain Injury Roundtable – BRAINSTORM

    in Education

    .Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Roundtable. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of 32 years; author of the original brain injury owner's manual entitled From The Ashes. This innovative guidebook was featured on Super Bowl XXXIV. Miller is Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com.  Also joining us will be Tai Campbell, my invaluable contributor who is a tireless community activist, and founder of Taken Back Our Community (TBOC) http://www.tbocnow.org. Also of note he is the survivor of an incredible history of childhood brain injuries.   I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, or your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and Gordon Johnson, attorney of http://www.TBILaw.com .
    The Brain Injury Roundtable is a place for Ideas, discussion, and recovery for people seeking solutions, to bridge the gap between understanding brain injury and insights on how to change life for the better so be prepared to hear some great information to motivate and inspire us and change the world. The main reason we are tackling this topic this evening is that even a seemingly minor concussion can have life-long, life altering consequences. And that is the topic of tonight's discussion. The plan is to learn from one another and to educate one another about TBI and its aftermath. We know personally just how a traumatic even a concussion can be.

  • 01:21

    Brain Injury Communication with Host Michael Idell -Brain Injury Acceptance

    in Education

                How do you accept your brain injury without pushing it under the rug to forget it or have it come up in every conversation with others? 


                                                                                        It All Starts With You!


                After a clinical setting, survivors wondering where they go from here, who understands, and questions comes up. From building confidence, self-esteem, empowerment and optimism; self-help groups help meeting others in the community going through similar circumstances in real life dealing with emotions, struggles, and encouraging stories of those who got past their dilemmas.


                Support services to build assistance these people into a normal life style to get back on track in a comfortable, safe, caring and optimistic atmosphere to empower them and build their self-esteem. Support groups are equally beneficial when psychotherapy has been established for a client as it builds strength and character for them they can do this on their own. Statistics show how life improvements for clients and those who want to volunteer their own time have made a vast improvement with the ability to help others in a time of need. This helps who is trying to get back into the work force, helps assist others in need, and helps bring friendships and understanding to people who think no one understands.

  • The Resilient Brain

    in Science

    Saturdays, Noon Eastern: "The Resilient Brain," host Kathy Kitts


    The show where you can learn about the latest strategies for keeping your mind sharp, for babies to octogenarians!

  • 01:25

    Down and dark days of brain injury survival with Host Michael Idell

    in Education

    Many of us have hard days in life just as anyone else does but with a brain injury, coping strategies are hugely different. 


    Positive reinforcement may need to come from family, friends, and caregivers but how can we do it within ourselves?


    Emotional impacts on the brain injured have a different level than the general public but it isn't impossible to achieve rewards through positive coping strategies. Let's discuss what we do to help, ideas what may be better, and alternative measures than medication. 
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    We have a weekly conference call Mondays for anyone who would like to learn about brain injury and share their stories:

    US Toll Number:
    (641) 715-3580
    Meeting ID:
    526-281-810
    Instructions:
    At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the meeting ID followed by the pound key. To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.


    http://shoutout.wix.com/so/ed24b468-c414-4d17-95ba-8ee6bd4cd952#/main


     


    www.ASBISG.org

  • 01:31

    Energy Enhancement Helps Brain Injuries to Heal w/Fantastic Frank

    in Radio

    EES (Energy Enhancement System) - What is it? Find out how it helps Brain Injured People to heal. Fantastic Frank tells about his experience in the Heart Forgiveness Program he attended in April. Emily and Branden are veterans of the program and are eye witnesses to Fantastic Frank’s experience. Michael Barrett explains how his breakthrough program has been helping people find true mental wellness.


    http://michaelbarrett.co/heart-forgiveness-workshops/


    Your host: Fantastic Frank Johnson was trapped in a fire and carried out in a body bag! He survived and thrives today by helping thousands of people with a TBI and/or any other challenges to overcome them.


    Fantastic Frank’s inspired, free newsletter and guide: www.turndisabilitytoability.com


    Fantastic Frank’s other resources: www.fantasticfrankjohnson.com


    Book Fantastic Frank to speak at your event! 


         Email- Frank@fantasticfrankjohnson.com


     


    Thank you for listening!

  • 01:27

    Brain Injury Communication with Michael Idell- Controlling Brain Injury

    in Education

    How do you see yourself moving forward if your focus is on the past? Who keeps you down? Who picks you up? Who decides what gets to you? YOU DO!


    The physical trials after surviving a brain injury we may not be able to always overcome. We may still have a cane, a walker, a wheelchair, some trouble speaking, walking or hearing but one thing we can control is our own happiness. We decide on what aggravates us, what keeps us down, and what bothers us. It's time to take control of our lives in a positive fashion.


    Positive reinforcement and outlook is the only way to move ahead in life. We, as survivors, have had our bouts since our brain injuries but no one is to say life is over now. This is a subject that hits us at home but s a struggle all people go through in life. We decide on how things affect us. We can let things overcome our focus and willpower.


    Why let the things we can't control overwhelm us instead of just controling the things we can- happiness.


    Small rewards in brain injury rehabilitation lead to larger goals of accomplishment, self esteem, empowerment, and confidence. This affects our outlook, the way we portray ourselves to others, and helps our own bodies grow healthy to remain there. If anything to be happy about, we are alive!!!
    Please call into our show, join the conversation and listen in to the callers speak. Call in to speak with the host (424) 243-9540


    This call is for those involved directly and indirectly with brain injury. Public awareness is needed globally as well. This may be you or your loved ones one day. Families and friends need to learn about brain injury too! 

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