Being Creative while Recovering from a Brain Injury

When you have a brain injury, you can lose a lot. Your social life or friends. Your job or ability to work in the same field. Your independence, self-reliance, autonomy, or ability to care for your own needs. Your ability to drive anywhere you want whenever you want. Emotional control. Cognitive stamina. Focus, concentration, organization, …

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A Girl in the War

This was a big week. I had some realizations that have helped my life continue to click into perspective a little more. This was also a big week on the world stage. Another attack happened in Manchester, UK, and this time the target was girls and girlhood and mothers and motherhood. This week had me …

Dueling dragons

The Instagram-minimal life is great for me. My relationship with social media has been fraught ever since I joined Facebook in 2007. Going without checking IG every day helps me notice how much my mood is affected by it when I do log on. As you probably guessed, the effect is not favorable! A few …

Welcome, strivers! + Introduction

Hello, there! I have a few posts up, and I figured I need to introduce myself and this blog. My name is Elizabeth Pinborough. I am a bookish child of the 80s who is always on some sort of creative quest. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree in English I joined the ranks of Garrison Keillor's fictional society …