• 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.

  • 01:00

    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

  • 01:01

    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

  • 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. 

  • 01:31

    Quantum Leap: Motor Recovery After Brain Injury

    in Education

    Please join Julie Kintz in welcoming Dr. Ana Durand, Rehabilitation Physician, Professor and Researcher from one of the Top Brain Injury research centers, Indiana University Medical School. We get a bonus for this show, Dr. Crystal Massie, Occupational Therapist, Assistant Professor  and Researcher at Indiana University Medical School will also be joining us! Tune in, call in and together we can make a difference in the lives of so many.

  • Quantum Leap: Motor Function After Brain Injury

    in Education

    Please join me in welcoming Dr. Ana Durand, Professor and clinical practitioner at Indiana University Medical School. Her current research is on motor functioning after injury to the brain. This will be a very informative show that you will not want to miss!

  • 01:31

    Second Sight, extra sensory perception, and temporal lobe brain injury

    in Education

    Welcome to another episode of Brain Injury Round Table. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of more than 30 years and Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com. At the suggestion of Mr Tai Campbell, of Taken Back Our Communities Now, http://www.tbocn.org, tonight’s show will look into the development of heightened feeling states following brain injury. Some such heightened feelings take the form of disturbances in the autonomic nervous system. The resulting condition is known as “hyper-arousal” and describes the effect of injury on things such as heart rate and respiration. Another aspect of heightened feeling states is sometimes seen as psychic or extra sensory abilities and in many instances is seen as a gift. Others in this category might feel undone by the sudden onset of such strange reveries and might find themselves pre-occupied by feelings of uncertainty and anxiety.


    It is seldom addressed by members of the profession called upon to make us whole, to take us from the point of being "patients" to being people again. Therefore, tonight  we’re going to take matters into our own hands. We’ll kick it around, swap stories and delve into another of those taboo topics associated with brain injury.


    Join us for another exciting and informative episode of Disability Roundtable. thanks to all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, your mobile device wherever you are all 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 TBI Law.com. Additionally, we look forward to welcoming another sponsor Mia Marcum McCoy, brain injury survivor and author of a brain injury book that she will speak with us about on a future episode.

  • 00:41

    What If You Develop a Brain Tumor

    in Caregiving

    www.OKBTF
    What if you develop a brain tumor? What does that mean for your future? What if one of your children had brain cancer and you didn't have the finances for treament? Who would you turn to for emotional, physical and spiritual support?
    The Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation is your source for guidance and peace of mind during the toughest of times.  Understand what services you or a family member are eligible for through OKBTF.  Learn how you can help support those who so desperately need your help.
    Founder and President Nancy Thomason lost her 17 month old son, Cade, to a brain stem tumor in February, 2000.  At that time she vowed to fight the disease in honor and memory of her son. 
    Nancy founded the Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation and began the first support group specifically for brain tumor patients in the State of Oklahoma.  In 2001 Nancy was appointed to a committee with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for her work as a cancer advocate.  She consults and works with NCI on cancer clinical trials and issues affecting families with brain tumors. 
    She has been sought for consultation on Patients Rights issues for grant applications submitted by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium and most major cancer treatment centers in the United States for funding amounts in excess of $30 million.  
    Learn how you can help www.OKBTF.Org
    Read DeDe's Blog Kill Creativity & You Die

  • Episode 2: Second Sight, extra sensory perception and temporal lobe brain injury

    in Education

    Welcome to another episode of Brain Injury Round Table. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of more than 30 years and Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com. At the suggestion of Mr. Tai Campbell, of Taken Back Our Communities Now, http://www.tbocn.org, tonight’s show will look into the development of heightened feeling states following brain injury. Some such heightened feelings take the form of disturbances in the autonomic nervous system. The resulting condition is known as “hyper-arousal” and describes the effect of injury on things such as heart rate and respiration. Another aspect of heightened feeling states is sometimes seen as psychic or extra sensory abilities and in many instances is seen as a gift. Others in this category might feel undone by the sudden onset of such strange reveries and might find themselves pre-occupied by feelings of uncertainty and anxiety.


    It is seldom addressed by members of the profession called upon to make us whole, to take us from the point of being "patients" to being people again. Therefore, tonight  we’re going to take matters into our own hands. We’ll kick it around, swap stories and delve into another of those taboo topics associated with brain injury.


    Join us for another exciting and informative episode of Disability Roundtable. thanks to all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, your mobile device wherever you are all 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 TBI Law.com. Additionally, we look forward to bringing another sponsor Mia Marcum McCoy, brain injury survivor and author of a brain injury book that she will speak with us about on a future episode.
     

  • 00:29

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Self Help

    When you have a brain injury sometimes our ways of communication can be taken the wrong way. Let's talk about some ways to get your point across.I remember not having much of a filter after my brain aneurysm. So feelings would get hurt or if someone said something to me, my feelings would get hurt. Now, I am getting better at communicating without being rude or insulting. Emotions can run high when you feel that you have lost control. There are moments when everything drives you mad from, people talking, crowds, family, friends, etc. After a brain injury things become confusing and things can get a little difficult when trying to express ourselves. Sometimes the only way for us to communicate is for us to just say what's on our mind.


    Suggestions: Find a support group either in your area or online. This helps with connecting with others like you. Remember, this is a process and nothing changes overnight. Be patient and kind to yourself.


    Below is a link to a mother's experience about her son's brain injury


    http://www.brainline.org/content/2011/02/traumatic-brain-injury-ten-years-later_pageall.html


    Talk you soon

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