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)
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)
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)
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
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
Noise sensitivity can be one of the main problems after a brain injury, I’ve dealt with it for six years now and would like to share with you some tips I’ve learned along the way while dining out. How to build up confidence in a noisy restaurant, cafe or pub First time go with someone… Continue reading Noise Sensitivity After a Brain Injury: Tips for Dining Out
Snow by Louis MacNeice The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window wasSpawning snow and pink roses against itSoundlessly collateral and incompatible:World is suddener than we fancy it. World is crazier and more of it than we think,Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portionA tangerine and spit the pips and feelThe drunkenness of things being… Continue reading World Is Suddener Than We Fancy It.
The importance of art… Especially after a brain injury! If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself ‘I can’t draw’ that doesn’t matter, Art is so much more than that! Especially after a brain injury. Experiencing Art after a brain injury becomes more about you, how you choose to express yourself, how your mind opens up, how… Continue reading The importance of Art After a Brain Injury
Stephen: What are you doing? Me: Making a timetable for my life I said this with all seriousness because the past few weeks my mind and life have been all over the place. There are so many hours in the day and I feel like I’m wasting them. I’ve been told many times “You need to… Continue reading A Timetable For My Life; Brain Injury Advice
This is the first blog post I’ve written in a while and I didn’t want it to be an angry one. However it is, because so often the day-to-day situations people with brain injuries find themselves in causes an overwhelming feel of anger. Today I want to talk about defending ourselves. Many times we hear… Continue reading Brain Injury Survivors: When and how can we defend ourselves?!