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  • 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

  • 02:30

    Happy Brain Injury Awareness Month with Craig & Cheryl

    in Radio

    Here we are in another March, celebrating brain injury awareness, it is a time to share our stories and tell the world what it is like living with a brain injury.  It is a journey that is hard and and leaves most of us isolated and lonely.  It is a loneliness than most will never understand.  Pray you never understand.


    Never the less we must find a way to learn to live a life that has meaning.  Finding meaning is harder than it sounds, ultimatly we must figure out how to live in a way we can hold our head up high.  Tongith share how you find purpose, how you make it day to day.  How you find a reason to get up every morning.

  • 01:17

    Brain Injury Communication - Michael Idell - Who Needs A Place to Vent?

    in Social Networking

    Who needs a place to vent when they won't be judged???


    WE ARE HERE!!


    It is unlikely that there is a typical developing individual who has never had a tantrum of some sort or an irrational behavior, who has not balked at being separated from a loved one or been fed up about circumstances they are dealt with . Rarer still are people who are never moody or withdrawn, aggressive or antisocial, argumentative or oppositional.


    It is typical of anyone to retreat or respond negatively or aggressively to situations that are new, frightening, or beyond their understanding.
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    Why is this unacceptable behavior for a person surviving a brain injury?


    Why is it culturally acceptable for someone to be this way but when an individual with a neurological impairment, it becomes an excuse this person is acting irrational?


    Why should this person be judged based on his or her disability?


    Why can't this be looked at as a normal behavior by someone who was mistreated somehow?
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    Are you a brain inury survivor and don't know who to turn to?


    Are you a caregiver who can't get any support?


    Are you a parent of someone with special needs and cant find someone who understands?


    WE ARE HERE!


    This is A Simple Brain Injury Support Group Organization Inc.


     


    www.ASBISG.org

  • 01:06

    Brain Injury Communication - Michael Idell - You can't live without medication?

    in Education

    Many people think they can not get by in life without medications. Rightfully so, some may be medically needed for survival. 


    Others may be needed but are only a temporary fix like a bandaid but do not solve or treat the problem. The problem is chemical dependencies from being hooked on these medications pre cribed by doctors.


    Are you hooked on meds or have trouble getting by without the use of addictive medications prescribed by your doctors? 


    Please call our Brain Injury Radio Network Show April 1st at 5:30pm (Pacific Time)

  • 01:08

    Brain Injury Communication - Michael Idell - Do You Feel You Are In This Alone

    in Education

     


    Do You Feel You Are in This Alone??????


    Are you a brain inury survivor and don't know who to turn to?


    Are you a caregiver who can't get any support?


    Are you a parent of someone with special needs and cant find someone who understands?


    WE ARE HERE! We have survivors, caregivers, family members, medical professionals and peers who can share their knowledge, experiences and accomplishments to guide through hard times!


    This is A Simple Brain Injury Support Group Organization Inc. www.ASBISG.org


    Please join us Friday March 18th at 5:30pm-6:50pm Pacific Time (8:30pm-9:50pm Eastern Time) on Brain Injury Radio Network.


    Guest call 424-243-9540

  • 01:21

    Another Fork in the Road: Panel - Grief After Brain Injury

    in Education

    This evening, my panel – Sandra Williams (both survivor and caregiver), Dr. David Figurski (survivor), and Lisabeth Mackall (caregiver), joins me to discuss the topic of GRIEF. Grief is experienced not only by the survivor, who may have lost his or her “old” self and is trying to adjust to his or her new world, but also by those who have frequent contact with the survivor. As we know, brain injury affects ALL members of the family, who are often the caregivers. We will examine the feelings of the family as they adjust to their loved one’s change.


    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

  • 00:01

    Brain Injury Communication with Michael Idell Brain Injury Bonding (Prerecorded)

    in Social Networking

    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 other’s family in many circumstances. 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 master’s degrees, major accomplishments, happy families, children, marriages, and careers who are brilliant and well mannered.


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


    www.ASBISG.org

  • 01:07

    What Do People Know About Surviving a Brain Injury with Host Michael Idell -

    in Education

    People dont like to be judged but they do it themselves. In the public eye, people see what they see but they dont know what is behind someone's eyes, a hidden disability. People don't understand a cognitive disability, the history behind a person's life, or what makes a person who they are now. People don't understand emotional imbalances, over sensitive people, post traumatic stress disorder, or why some people reach out so much for acceptance of who they are now.These are all common circumstances due to a brain injury... insecurity about who they are now and who they once were. 


    People surviving a brain injury have many personal obstacles they have had to accomplish to get back on their feet or are still trying to accomplish that. It has an emotional impact - the personal battle during recover, acceptance of who they are now, adandonment of friends and family, the neglect of loved ones to understand brain injury affects have on an individual, and (for those who don't look disabled), the understanding of why an individual tries so hard to be accepted by other who don't have a brain injury.

  • 00:27

    Brain Injury Communication w/Michael Idell - Do You Think You Are In This Alone?

    in Education

    Are you a brain inury survivor and don't know who to turn to?


    Are you a caregiver who can't get any support?


    Are you a parent of someone with special needs and cant find someone who understands?


    WE ARE HERE! We have survivors, caregivers, family members, medical professionals and peers who can share their knowledge, experiences and acomplishments to guide all of you through hard times!


    This is A Simple Brain Injury Support Group Organization Inc. www.ASBISG.org


    Please join us Friday March 4th at 5:30pm-6:50pm Pacific Time (8:30pm-9:50pm Eastern Time) on Brain Injury Radio Network. 
    Guest call 424-243-9540

  • 01:10

    Brain Injury Communication with Michael Idell - Let's Stop The Labels

    in Education

    Join me, Michael W Idell this Friday February 5th at 5:30 p.m. till 6:50 p.m. Pacific time ( that's 8:30 p.m. till 9:50 p.m. Eastern Time ) on Brain Injury Radio Network as your host.


    The topic of the week is "Let's Stop the Labels".


    People with disabilities should be looked at by their abilities not what they're incapable of doing. There needs to be a stop with degradation segregation stereotypes and no one deserves to be pitied.


    Many people with disabilities have more drive, initiative, and motivation more than most "normal" lazy people do without a disability.


    Please call into our radio show  at 424-243-9540. The show is recorded for FCC purposes. Please share with your groups and friends.

  • 01:22

    Another Fork in the Road: Ann Boriskie - Director of Brain Injury Peer Visitor

    in Education

    Ann Boriskie, a TBI survivor of more than 17-years says, “Get involved. Volunteer.” “By helping others with a brain injury, you truly help yourself in so many ways.” Ann is the Brain Injury Peer Visitor Association Director and her motto is “YOU CAN!”


     


    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