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About craig lock

from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True! from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i:books&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query="craig+lock"&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “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.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

Managing Fatigue after Head Injury

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
picture: “Zombie sleep-walking through life” – thanks, m https://www.headway.org.uk/media/3995/managing-fatigue-e-booklet.pdf  from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/ + a Google search (my “filing system” – thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, G)https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ767NZ767&q=brain+injury+fatigue+scale&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwih2pf39v7dAhVW7mEKHTLBCVk4ChDVAgh0KAE&biw=1024&bih=436 “We share what we…

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“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”

Originally posted on Craig's Quotes:
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/i-will-love-the-light-for-it-shows-me-the-way-yet-i-will-endure-the-darkness-because-it-shows-me-the-stars/ and https://ogmandinobooks.wordpress.com/ from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me…

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My brain injury has taught me how to face challenges

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI:
https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/ and http://www.upliftencourageandinspire.wordpress.com “Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring” enough there for now, c! pictures from http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and…

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“Lord, make my (‘little’) life A window for Your light To shine through And a mirror to reflect Your love To all I meet.”

Originally posted on From Seeds of Hope To Endless Possibilities:
https://craigsjourneyoffaith.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/lord-make-my-life-a-window-for-your-light-to-shine-through-and-a-mirror-to-reflect-your-love-to-all-i-meet/ Originally posted on A Journey of Faith: https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/jesus-christ-the-greatest-possibility-thinker-who-ever-lived-from-endless-possibilities-far from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G! * (and by that I’m referring to…

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Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery: 10 Things My Doctor Didn’t Tell Me

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery | 10 Things My Doctor Didn’t Tell Me 10 things I wish the doctors would have told me about traumatic brain injury recovery before I left the…

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The Role of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Prayer After Brain Injury

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
“Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects and upsets life on multiple levels: physical, psychological, social, and even spiritual.” from https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/my-struggle-my-battle-a-new-book/ ? For almost six years after her car crash in 1993, Melissa…

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It took 100 years for men to realise the brain is also important!

from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/ and https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31 PPS “Life is far too important (a subject) to be taken too seriously!” from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com  

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The Girlfriend’s Guide to TBI: Or Everything Your Doctor Won’t Tell You

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
Things that happen to you that only a fellow survivor would understand While dealing with the swirling questions and frustrations from her brain injury, Lisa came across a book called The Girlfriend’s…

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“When faced with a mountain, I will not quit…”

Originally posted on Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and “Inspirator”): picture from https://livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com/ http://www.traumaticbraininjury.wordpress.com and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com see http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com https://myjourneyofaith.wordpress.com/2018/09/22/when-faced-with-a-mountain-i-will-not-quit-2/ http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com “Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring” enough there … Continue reading

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“A fitting tribute to a tumultuous yet triumphant story, encouraging all of us to think twice about what we are capable of accomplishing, regardless of our personal barriers.”

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picture from http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com “A fitting tribute to a tumultuous yet triumphant story, encouraging all of us to think twice about what we are capable of accomplishing, regardless of our personal barriers.” https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/a-fitting-tribute-to-a-tumultuous-yet-triumphant-story-encouraging-all-of-us-to-think-twice-about-what-we-are-capable-of-accomplishing-regardless-of-our-personal-barriers-3/ and http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com from a…

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