Frustrated + Grateful = Frustgrated?

My journey continues to be nothing like I thought it would be. After striving so diligently for 3 years and 9 months, I'm still in the midst of a very frustrating health struggle. I'm weak. My arms and hands hurt and are not as strong as I need them to be to do a normal …

Magic? Climb.

9 months since I last blogged. SO much has happened in that time. So much has happened in the last month. If you have had a brain injury, you may have experienced a distorted sense of time. My flow in time and aspects of my memory were affected by my injury, so I haven't reflected on …

On Grief

Grief. You are a natural sister to pain and wisdom's well. You speak the truth that for wounds to surrender their power they must be felt. And fully. You are here while I now mourn my concussion: fullness of life lost and not yet fully regained; profound isolation; devastating loss of self; prolonged physical, emotional, …

{R e f l e c t i o n} Dancing on Shiva, Part 1

On Being Vulnerable Sharing the story of my head injury was more emotional than I thought it would be. It was a huge relief to communicate what I have been experiencing. It also felt quite vulnerable because it exposed the mental and neurobiological strata I deal with, not only to friends but to complete strangers. The effort to heal and …

{Reflection} Keepin’ On: Healing through a Concussion

Today, like so many anniversaries, is bittersweet. One year ago I smacked my head into a wall and concussed my brain. This ordinary “life happens” day has been a threshold to a newness of life. And yet, it has been the toughest experience I have had. Hell, actually. I am such a natural optimist that …