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Her Legs and Her Brain

This is the face of someone who tried and failed to climb a hill on her bike, this English person living in Scotland sees the word hill but really hills in Scotland are mountains. However she wasn’t put of, her mum has always called her tenacious and it’s shown these past seven weeks and the… Continue reading Her Legs and Her Brain

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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On Turning 28… “But You Look So Well”

Afternoon Tea on my birthday with my mum, “Oh what a lovely photo!” it is yes and I am very pretty… Not pictured however are the back and forth emails to the venue so I could have the perfect seat. The perfect seat for a 28 year old who gets overwhelmed going into shops and… Continue reading On Turning 28… “But You Look So Well”

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Learning About Brain Surgery and So Much More…

I wanted to be a nurse when I was little but then I picked up a pencil and that was that… I knew I wanted to do Art forever. I now often joke about this because I know there’s no career in Art but mainly it’s because of my circumstances; I had brain surgery and… Continue reading Learning About Brain Surgery and So Much More…

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A Timetable For My Life; Brain Injury Advice

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