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Please join us Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. PST and 7:00 p.m. EST with host Denise Messenger for a live show! We will be talking with special guest Kim Spadaro. Modern-day Renaissance woman! She survived a brain tumor and was treated at Mayo Clinic. She will be educating us on what the signs and symptoms are to look out for. We will hear about her experience and what others can do if afflicted with this health issue. Kim studied clinical aromatherapy for healing purposes and practical application into hospitals and specifically, the Wolfson’s Childrens’ Hospital to which she stands as a Board Member today. She started her own company, Spadaro Fragrance which opened its doors in 2011. You asked for it and we deliver!
4/13/2015 —In this episode, we talk with Billy Paymaster, COO/Director of Marketing & Communications for Hope For Young Adults With Cancer and this year's Get Busy Living Award winner Katie Lundy. Survivor Spotlight on Protect The Pecs Director/Founder, Steve Del Gardo.
.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.
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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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.
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
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Thank you for listening!
Juliet Madsen has served in the US Army since she was 17-years old. She was involved in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. While serving her country, Juliet suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and at least one stroke, which changed her life forever.
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
Have you or someone you have loved been wrapped up just thinking about brain injury all day and night? "I wish I was who I was back then or before"..... Does your day get taken up by thinking how bad things are or what is getting on your nerves? How much time is wasted thinking about what others are doing and what you are not doing? Where do you go from here? CHANGE.
Utilize your time in a positive fashion or you are just wasting your time!
Stop thinking of your past and concentrate on a positive tomorrow. Your time is wasted thinking about your past instead of focusing on a better life today! If you have a brain injury, you can not change the life experiences that came our way but you can change your perspective of how it consumes you. Your mind sets your mood. You decide on what gets the best of you. You decide to be strong or to be weak. If you need help or some motivation, reach out to those who love you. Call someone who cares to pick you up when you are down. Call someone in the brain injury community like us!
Friday May 1st, 2015
5:00pm-6:30pm (Pacific time)
8:00pm -9:30pm (Eastern Time)
You don't have to be brain injured to call in to our show!
3/23/2015 —In this episode, we talk with Young Adult Cancer Connection's Dakota Fisher-Vance (Co-Founder) and Rachel Wetzel (member) about the growing Philadelphia young adult cancer community — AND the first ever Cancervention Conference. Survivor Spotlight on ovarian cancer survivor, actorvist, writer, and founder of Bald Is Beautiful Sharon Blynn.
in Self Help
It is said that good health is our most precious asset in life, but what if one is faced with a cancer diagnosis? Join me (Jann Jaffe), Gina Costa and Cathy Achino for Part 2 as we discuss not only how to manage but also thrive in the aftermath of diagnosis.
Jann Jaffe (Northwestern University BA, MA), is an iPEC Certified Professional Coach, ELI-MP, and a COR.E Dynamics Specialist. Traumatic brain injury cut short her successful career as an international opera/concert singer, and master class teacher, and drastically altered her life. Jann is dedicated to helping professional women achieve optimal success, realization of their potential, and passion, purpose and wellbeing in every aspect of their lives. (email@example.com)
Gina Costa is a breast cancer survivor and caretaker, iPEC Certified Professional Coach, and ELI-MP. With New Beginnings Coaching Services, Gina is dedicated to helping women diagnosed with breast cancer cope with emotional and physical challenges as they gain confidence and feel in control of their lives again. (www.newbeginningswithgina.com)
Cathy Achino owner of Courage to Lead is a certified life, leadership and advocacy coach. She works with individuals to preserve or restore their health by exploring alternative care, maneuvering through the health care system, and creating plans for change and implementation which improve their self-esteem and health. (firstname.lastname@example.org; 810-447-0565; www.courtolead.com
3/9/2015 —In this episode, we talk with Dr. Thomas Weber (President, Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation) and Katie Rich about the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation and the first ever early age onset/young adult colorectal cancer summit. Survivor Spotlight on international motivational speaker and public health advocate Jessica Melore
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