Guest Blogs · Living with someone who has a brain injury

Living With Someone Who Has a Brain Injury: Guest Blog Post, Paula and Bill

Paula Christensen and Bill Bom both have brain injuries. Paula suffered three TBIs: Two severe diffuse axonal injuries (DAI) and her third was frontal lobe damage. Bill has chemo fog which is diminishing his brain little by little. They met three years after Paula’s second when she was still having seizures and learning to walk etc. He was… Continue reading Living With Someone Who Has a Brain Injury: Guest Blog Post, Paula and Bill

Guest Blogs · Living with someone who has a brain injury

Living With Someone Who Has a Brain Injury: Guest Blog Post, Stephen and Naomi

What is the hardest thing about living with someone who has a brain injury? Being empathetic towards Naomi; the most trivial task, experience of event can be a hugely different experience for her. Trying to understand the struggles that she has and accommodate them while not being overbearing and sometimes condescending is very difficult and… Continue reading Living With Someone Who Has a Brain Injury: Guest Blog Post, Stephen and Naomi

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#BrainQA, Question 21: What are the positives since your brain injury?

#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 – What are the positives since your brain injury? ‘Becoming super confident about setting boundaries’ ‘Weirdly I’ve become more confident.’ ‘I have had to be patient which was not my strongest character… Continue reading #BrainQA, Question 21: What are the positives since your brain injury?

Advice · Artwork

The importance of Art After a Brain Injury

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

Personal Blog Posts

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”

Motivational Posts

Focusing On The Positives When Living With A Brain Injury

“It sounds weird but having a brain injury is one of the best things that happened to me…” I grew up I look after myself better I don’t let people walk over me anymore… I stand up for myself I only have people in my life that truly care about me I have cut people… Continue reading Focusing On The Positives When Living With A Brain Injury

Personal Blog Posts

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…

Advice · Personal Blog Posts

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

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#BrainQA, Question 20: What hurtful comments have you heard?

#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 The following answers are users from facebook, twitter and instagram, thank you everyone for answering! – What hurtful comments have you heard? Here are some of my answers, I’ve had more things… Continue reading #BrainQA, Question 20: What hurtful comments have you heard?

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#BrainQA, Question 19: ‘Have you taken on any pet projects since your brain injury? How did it go?’

#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 The following answers are users from facebook, twitter and instagram, thank you everyone for answering! – ‘Have you taken on any pet projects since your brain injury? How did it go?’ ‘Awful… Continue reading #BrainQA, Question 19: ‘Have you taken on any pet projects since your brain injury? How did it go?’