Guest Donna O'Donnell Figurski is a lot of things, but first is a caregiver for her husband David. When David incurred a severe TBI, their lives changed course forever. Many caregivers succumb to the task at hand only, and forget they have needs beyond that of caring for their loved ones. If Donna ever had her moments like that, she overcame them to become a successful advocate for Brain Injury Awareness. Not only helping survivors and their caregivers, but allowing herself a chance to be creative and empowered by a host of other skills which she possesses.
Donna is a wife, mother, granny, multi-published writer, blogger, accomplished actor, director and playwrite, teacher, published author of a Brain Injury Anthology, Host on Brain Injury Radio Network - A list longer than my notes here allow, but has finally arrived at a pinnacle .. The release of her own book and intimate story. Prisoner Without Bars: A Survivor's Tale chronicles challenges of caregiving, while still maintaining a sense of self. Many can't imagine how one could achieve a synergy like that! How does one serve so many roles, and strike the balance that facilitates happiness?
For more on Donna and how to buy her book see: Website: donnafigurski.com and check out her reflections at: Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com
This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools helping us lighten the load of our journey through recovery. This is a "we" recovery place, 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. Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at inaflash.org & "Like" at facebook.com/inaflash.org