Advice · Before Alphabet Brains · Blogging After A Brain Injury · Personal Blog Posts

22nd July 2013: Blogging After A Brain Injury (Before Alphabet Brains)

22nd July 2013 ‘Look how much of my hair has grown back! :D’ Cute. Do you have a blog or journal?  Let me know in the comment section below or on the facebook page, twitter or instagram. This is one of many blog posts that will follow my journey from private blogging after my brain injury to starting Alphabet… Continue reading 22nd July 2013: Blogging After A Brain Injury (Before Alphabet Brains)

Advice · Before Alphabet Brains · Blogging After A Brain Injury · Personal Blog Posts

15th June 2013: Blogging After A Brain Injury (Before Alphabet Brains)

15th June 2013 “You suit short hair because you’ve got high cheek bones” – if they only knew – I searched through the archives for these photographs to match up to what I looked like at the time this comment was said. I guess everyone that saw me post brain injury assumed that headband (I… Continue reading 15th June 2013: Blogging After A Brain Injury (Before Alphabet Brains)

#BrainQA

#BrainQA, Question 23: What Are Your Goals for 2020?

#BrainQA: Q&A to bring brain injury survivors together and to raise brain injury awareness. Every Monday at 8pm (UK time) on facebook, twitter and instagram – ‘I wanna get better at meditation!’ ‘Focus focus focus. Result in happiness. Aly’  – You can take part in #BrainQA on facebook, twitter or instagram every Monday at 8pm (UK time)

Advice · Before Alphabet Brains · Blogging After A Brain Injury · Personal Blog Posts

11th June 2013: Blogging After A Brain Injury (Before Alphabet Brains)

This is one of many blog posts that will follow my journey from private blogging after my brain injury to starting Alphabet Brains. You can read my previous post on Advice On Journaling After a Brain Injury if you’re interested in writing about your experiences. In that post I say that I feel like everyone… Continue reading 11th June 2013: Blogging After A Brain Injury (Before Alphabet Brains)

Advice

Advice On Journaling After a Brain Injury

Before Alphabet Brains there was my private Tumblr, which I used to write about the early days of my recovery. I started Alphabet Brains in May 2016 (three years and three months after my injury) because I wanted to share my feelings with other survivors and possibly help them in some way, I had no… Continue reading Advice On Journaling After a Brain Injury

Personal Blog Posts

Dreaming After A Brain Injury

I recently did a #BrainQA on dreaming after a brain injury because I was intrigued to see if others dreamed the way I did, it turns out everyone dreams differently. Some people can no longer dream at all and after doing some research I’ve discovered that is because they may have damaged their occipital lobe.… Continue reading Dreaming After A Brain Injury

#BrainQA

#BrainQA, Question 22: How are your dreams since your brain injury? Do you remember them?

#BrainQA: Q&A to bring brain injury survivors together and to raise brain injury awareness. Every Monday at 8pm (UK time) on facebook, twitter and instagram – ‘Too real. Almost hard to know reality from dreams. In the beginning, I dreamt I was working and be so exhausted in the morning from working all night with nothing to show for it.… Continue reading #BrainQA, Question 22: How are your dreams since your brain injury? Do you remember them?

Personal Blog Posts

It’s OK Not To Be OK

‘And while I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to earth’ On the 14th July I was listening to the new Frightened Rabbit album, Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ and these lyrics from the song Head Rolls Off hit me… This is the reason I started Alphabet Brains. I survived… Continue reading It’s OK Not To Be OK

Guest Blogs · Personal Blog Posts

Headway Q&A About Blogging After Brain Injury

A Q&A I took part in for Headway UK. In 2013 Naomi sustained a traumatic brain injury after a fall down the stairs. Since then Naomi has created the online community Alphabet Brains helping her to track her journey and support other survivors in the process. Here, Naomi speaks about her blog, her recovery and what makes her… Continue reading Headway Q&A About Blogging After Brain Injury

Advice

The Importance of Having a Support Network After A Brain Injury and What To Do If You Don’t Have One

In the early days of brain surgery/brain injury having a support network is such an important thing but what do we do once once the bandage comes off? Once the scar heals to the best of its ability and once we start to look ok to that support network? Well, they get back to living… Continue reading The Importance of Having a Support Network After A Brain Injury and What To Do If You Don’t Have One