Originally posted on The Champion:

Text of J.K. Rowling’s speech

‘The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination’

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By J.K. Rowling, Copyright J.K. Rowling

from http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com

In short…

the importance of failure
the importance of imagination – let it work for you
 
walking is someone elses shoes- empathise with others

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President Faust, members of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers, members of the faculty, proud parents, and, above all, graduates.

The first thing I would like to say is ‘thank you.’ Not only has Harvard given me an extraordinary honour, but the weeks of fear and nausea I have endured at the thought of giving this commencement address have made me lose weight. A win-win situation! Now all I have to do is take deep breaths, squint at the red banners and convince myself that I am at the world’s largest Gryffindor reunion.

Delivering…

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What Does it Feel Like to be Brain Damaged?

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):

Human brain in x-ray view

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/what-does-it-feel-like-to-be-brain-damaged-2/

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

PPS:

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.

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Thanks for the follow/like/link/reblog

Originally posted on Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator"):

Hi
CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT (many thousands already),.. together with hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
…true!) …obsessive or WHAT! *So hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”),
* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
~ Franz Kafka
I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”
“As we live and move…

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“The Hidden Handicap”

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):

“The intellectual functions, cognitive effects as a result of head/brain injury may be subtle, yet highly significant.”

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Aging , Fatigue and Brain Injury

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):

head in the clouds

from https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/aging-fatigue-and-brain-injury/

1st edition (Kindle e-book) has just been published at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T45PLPG

and the paperback version

Aging

Click on

http://www.amazon.com/Aging-Fatigue-Brain-Injury-Living/dp/1507837372

to the singing of the Beatles at

We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
PPS
“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”
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“Running on Empty!”

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):

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from https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/running-on-empty/A title for a new book!

“If your tank is low, your car will start sputtering and then stop once you have reached the end of your reserve. It’s the same way with fatigue after TBI.”

from http://www.brainline.org/content/2010/02/fatigue-after-brain-injury-brainline-talks-with-dr-nathan-zasler_pageall.html

Also see

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/category/chronic-fatigue/

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”
Wainui Beach

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The Effects of Brain Injury

http://www.brainline.org/content/2008/07/what-impact-will-moderate-or-severe-tbi-have-persons-life_pageall.html Other useful links are https://www.headway.org.uk/Effects-of-brain-injury.aspx http://www.traumaticbraininjury.com/understanding-tbi/what-are-the-effects-of-tbi/ http://www.abi-rehab.co.nz/the-effects-of-brain-injuries-information-for-clients-and-families.html http://www.medicinenet.com/head_injury/article.htm

PS “There is light behind every shadow.”

and

“It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

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“I’ll Do It My Way”: How I try to simplify and manage my life!

How I try to simplify and manage my life

After holidaying with me in South Africa for a month, my son made some notes and suggested it would be of great interest to  neurologists …and no-one would ever believe a day in my life. So here are some of his (and my) brief notes (points) on change in basic living habits.

“He needs a daily routine. What he does to complete each set task/activity and the reason he does it this way.

-s

* Have no distractions

* Give me no choices (the KISS principle = “keep it simple, s”)

* be single-minded and totally focussed on the immediate task at hand (with no distractions/and/or interruptions)

* no multi-tasking for me, like walking and talking!

* am not at all observant, so absorbed on a task I take very little notice of my surroundings  (not walking too straight)#

* I definitely need routines – ANY change in living arrangements “totally throws” me!

So the “holiday” in South Africa, whilst hugely enjoyable seeing my family was rather stressful at times.

# “Twelve hours in Hong Kong” – now there’s a book in itself!

S said I should start that new book and I’d make a million…even if it’s only in Italian lire, perhaps!

So , I guess, I’ll just carry on writing and sharing…

PPS

Still…

“Don’t let what you can’t do, stop you from doing what you can do…best.”

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thanks for the feedback on this blog

am overseas in South Africa at present, so will moderate the many

thousands of comments on my return in +_ 10 days

thanks for the understanding and all the best

craig

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“Success: how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey. Light your path brightly.”

Originally posted on The Greatest Race: The Race of Life:

“Success: how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey. Light your path brightly.”

from

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
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