• 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.

  • 01:31

    Brain Injury Round Table

    in Education

    Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Round Table. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of 32 years and Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com  I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, 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 www.TBILaw.com.   Also joining us is Tai Campbell, founder of http://www.tbocnow.org, tireless community activist, and survivor of childhood brain injuries .
    Have you ever sustained a brain injury have you ever known anyone who had a concussion? These days there is a lot of talk in the media about domestic violence, football players and Post Concussion Syndrome, PCS. However, the general public doesn’t really understand how serious a seemingly minor concussion can be.  One of the main reasons we’re 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. Please call in (424) 243-9540 and tell us a little about yourself, your TBI; how it happen and how things are going at this time and we'll put our heads together and offer the benefit of our experiences and hopefully in all of that we'll find solutions that work for you. Tonight's format is "Brainstorm."

  • 01:00

    A Woman's Journey from Brain Tumor to New Birth

    in Family

    First-time author and  Naperville resident Denise O'Brien-Peterson joins me on "I'm Just Sayin' " to share her triumphant but difficult journey from a daunting diagnosis to,today; raising a happy,  healthy 15-month-old son, Zachary. her story is an inspiration to anyone who has or is facing a challenging time in their lives and is,struggling to,find,the strength to make it out,to the other side

  • 01:00

    I'm Just Sayin' with Naperville's Denise O-Brien Peterson, Brain tumor survivor

    in News

    I'm Just Sayin' is a one hour talk show hosted by D iane DiVall, a 25 year veteran journalist and broadcaster.  She has worked as a reporter, writer, field producer, newscaster, talk show host, News Director and news anchor for three of the major t.v. stations in Chicago, and got her start at WBEZ-FM Radio.


     


    Tune in!  You might like what you hear. 

  • 02:34

    Brain Injury Radio - I HAD A DREAM -with Craig Sicilia

    in Radio

    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.

  • 01:01

    Meet A Brilliant Teenager and Brain Tumor Survivor

    in Health

    According to U.S. News and World Report, more than 180,000 brain tumors (malignant and benign) are diagnosed each year. Brain tumors account for 25% of all cancers in children. Our featured guest this week underwent a craniotomy in 2012, at the young age of 17, to remove a grade II astrocytoma. The tumor type grows relatively slowly and usually doesn't have well-defined borders. Due to its infiltrative nature, recurrences are relatively common.                 
    Catherine Blotner is a patient advocate for the young adult cancer community.  As a featured guest on the Cure Magazine weekly Twitter chat, she shared the side effects of treatment and the impacts at home and school. In this episode, we'll chat with Catherine about the day-to-day issues young adults with brain tumors face, along with managing worry and fear of recurrence. 
    Not only has Catherine survived her ordeal, she is thriving. She has created a platform and uses her experience with her brain tumor to provide support, spread information about, and make resources readily accessible for others who have been affected by cancer.
    Connect with Catherine: On Twitter @Cblotner_ YouTube at http://youtube.com/masskicker95

  • 01:31

    Brain Injury Round Table – BRAINSTORM Jan 22, 2015

    in Education

    Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Round Table. 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 Round Table 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 live 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.

  • 01:31

    Brain Injury Communication with Michael Idell- Patience-A Controlled Substance

    in Education

    Many people have an issue with anger, frustration, lack of time and are always wrapped up in their own lives to make time for others. Two worlds collide with this aspect for the brain injured: 1. Communication with others to understand what survivors go through. 2. Caregivers, friends, and loved ones need to listen with an open mind.


    PATIENCE IS NEEDED TO MOVE FORWARD. 


    Listening skills are something most people in our lives need to improve. Strategies are there for learning how to improve these communication barriers. Individuals with brain injuries may not be noticeable to the naked eye but if a common trait by people to stop, listen and ask open ended questions; the frustation and anxiety easily subsides for caring and empathy. 

  • What is your New Years Resolution Associated with Brain Injury?

    in Education

    We have a brain injury radio show to broadcast tonight, January 2nd at 8pm-9:30pm Eastern Time (*5:00pm-6:30pm Pacific Time). How many of you can come up with New Years Resolutions associated with brain injury- caregiving or surviving one? That's what the topic will revolve around. Anyone can call in! Call in and speak with us! GUEST CALL-IN (424) 243-9540

  • 02:59

    Brain Injury Connection on Recovery Now With Kim Justus

    in Health

    After a TBI, where Deb Palmer lost consciousness over asphalt, resulting in a subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage, she was diagnosed with a seizure disorder and major depression.  She knew she fell and hit her head, that something was wrong, but didn’t know what. She kept thinking it would go away with more sleep.  Nobody referred her to any resources for help or support.  Doctors obviously weren’t trained on how to address the long-term sequelae of brain injury or how to help someone who has had one.  Deb didn’t want what happened to her to happen to others.


    Deb decided to turn anger into something constructive; and, with the help of other survivors and some professionals, published  five free newsletters to educate about brain injury.  The demand for the publication was greater than expected so she decided to form a nonprofit organization. Thus, the Brain Injury Connection (BIC) was born. www.braininjuryconnection.org


    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.


    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

  • 03:01

    Rise Up after brain injury - And there was awareness - Hosted by Craig Sicilia

    in Social Networking

    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. 

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