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  • 01:20

    Another Fork in the Road: Panel - Behavioral & Emotional Changes & Brain Injury

    in Education

    One of the most difficult aftereffects of brain injury is losing oneself. Depending on the injury and which part of the brain is impacted determines the type of emotional and behavioral change in one’s personality. A person who was agreeable, complacent, reasonable, and calm before the injury may change drastically to one who is violent, depressive, or struggles with anger management. These effects are not easy for others to understand – BUT, have you thought how difficult it must be for the survivor? My panel, M. S. survivor, Lisa Dryer and Brain Injury survivor, GeorgeAnna Bell will join me to discuss this sensitive topic.


     


    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

  • 00:16
  • 03:04

    Brain Injury Survival Kit on Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Dr Cheryle Sullivan worked solo many years, as a family physician in private practice in Michigan and as a family physician-clinic administrator in Colorado.


    In 2002, a skiing accident caused a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that ended Dr. Sullivan’s medical career. Dr. Sullivan now follows her passion, raising awareness about brain injury among the general public as well as in health care providers. She has presented on topics related to brain injury to the general public, medical providers, educators, vocational rehabilitation staff and military staff and troops. She is the author of the book Brain Injury Survival Kit, 365 Tips, Tricks and Tools to Deal with Cognitive Function Loss and contributing author for the book Chicken Soup for the Soul, Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injury. See tbijourney.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 part of show is a featured guest. The second 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 braininjuryradio.com

  • 00:31

    My brain changed. Now what?

    in Motivation

    Your funny hospital stories, we want to hear them. Being in the hospital is no fun. If you were alot like us we had to find ways to make our hospital stay fun.


    Joinus!

  • 00:13

    Upcoming Events

    in Business

    In this Upcoming Events segment, we will be covering the upcoming events for the month of May. We will be outlining the topics for the radio shows, online courses that will be rolling out during the month, workshops and seminars we will be hosting, new webinars and videos, and recapping the month of April just in case you missed an episode. In addition, you a chance to suggest any material that you'd like to see us add to our calendar. Listeners will have the opportunity to to provide feedback on our company website, in addition to submitting questions and topics they are interested in hearing us discuss in future shows.

  • 03:07

    The Matt Duffin Show - Medical Marijuana Month, Trump'ed...

    in Radio

    My TBI is on 'hold' for the busy busy week's of April - so I could enjoy it!  Post Gala-days, scootin' with BICS and talking on the Indiana Capital steps on a bright, sunny 4/20 day.  Branden drove the 'bus' to Indy for both presentations this eve, and it simply rocked.  My thoughts to Sara.  


    Lots of interviews, lots of talks and discussions and speeches for the Indiana challenge towards making AT LEAST Medical Marijuana legal - and soon.  Maybe.  I sit in as the Patient Rep, and even spoke to the crowd of around 75-100 comfortable, but smokeless, advocates.  We had fun, for certain and passed along a good message.  We passed other items as well - more than a dozen in celebration.


     


    Donald Trump interupted our interview with Govnor Mike Pence, who is easily interupted by life in general.  They had coffee, the hallway doors to his office was open on this nice day, so 'somebody' heard us.  Unless they all had tea together.  Many had many items together afterwords, even the finest law officers in the United States had laughs together.  It was all in good nature with a purpose.  Mercadi took the WALK, I hobbled to a bench and 'prepared' my speech.  It was TBI special, I must admit.  Only one 'chase away' from the story, and I was given 3 minutes after the Congressman Carter.  They all dressed accordingly, I dressed in comfort of shorts and Astros Ball Jersey #7, Craig BIGGIO!


     


    Regardless, Vote.  But remember, The Buckeye found Indiana 'not worthy' of his campaign, and Cruz stood in the middle of the gym used for HOOSIERS and called the hoop/goal a "basketball ring"..  The Donald brought in Bobby Knight -tough one to top in this State.  Bernie has the pot vote, if those folks remember to vote.  No MJ ballots at this time - but JUST WAIT...

  • 01:00

    Overcoming The Perceptions Of Being A Minority In Business And In The Workplace

    in Education

    Join the conversation:


    Overcoming the perceptions of being a minority in business and in the workplace..


    Something to consider:


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/23/AR2010042302443.html


     


    Why are minority service providers' and professionals oftentimes perceived as less competent?


    In what ways can these challenges be addressed?


     

  • 03:00

    Late Night With Joeygiggles and The Vulcan presents:TEEN SUPERNATURAL ROUNDTABLE

    in Paranormal

    We're proud to announce our partnership with the Brain Injury Radio Team on Blogtalkradio. Late Night with Joeygiggles and The Vulcan will air every Saturday night from 10:00 pm to 1:00 am EST featuring The Vulcan, Miss Kimmy Simonsen.


    Please join us for great guests, loads of jokes and fun, and of course the great information you get from BIRN Internet Radio.

    Blogtalkradio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio

    Call in number: 1-424-243-9540

    Call in anytime for questions and comments... Invite your friends, it's always a good time!

  • 00:01

    YOU are the BRAND, not the "company"!

    in Entertainment

    People will join you.

  • 00:30

    YOU are the BRAND, not the "company"!

    in Entertainment

    You are the brand not the company.  Please listen and learn.!

  • 00:31

    JAY 'THE BRAIN' MANN PRESENTS: WRESTLE ANIME HUT W/ JAY 'THE BRAIN' MANN & STEVE

    in Entertainment

    "The Brain" brings you The latest info on the world of anime, including the xfinity toonami preview, and the toonamifaithful.com weekly toonami ratings review
    with present ratings as well as ratings from a year ago.
    Then "The Baxman" presents not only a review of WWe Raw, NXT, and SmackDown,but also ..Lucha Underground,Imapct Wrestling, and more including
    any late breaking wrestling news and is the ONLY show that also gives you SPOILERS !
    Its 30 minutes of anime and pro wrestling ! you DONT want to miss it .