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About craig lock

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 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%3Abooks&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=%22craig+lock%22&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

“There is a light inside of you that the world needs to see.”

Originally posted on Living With Head (Brain) Injury:
from Let there be more see http://www.brainline.org/content/2017/06/let-there-be-more.html https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury ? Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”) ? picture (great) from https://www.facebook.com/espirational/…

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Understanding Aphasia After Brain Injury

Just because you have word-finding problems does not mean you have diminished intelligence!   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/understanding-aphasia-after-brain-injury_us_594c5545e4b0326c0a8d072c from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/   Also see see https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/…/head-brain-inhjury…/ NB   “Just because a brain has been damaged, does NOT necessarily have to affect the human mind…and … Continue reading

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Some Cognitive Effects of Head (Brain) Injury

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
Some Cognitive Effects of Head (Brain) Injury ? “We share what we know, so that we all may grow.” “You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your…

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Seems strange that we don’t know more about #concussion

Originally posted on Broken Brain – Brilliant Mind:
According to the CDC’s web page(s) on TBI and Concussion: How big is the problem? In 2013,1 about 2.8 million TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occurred in the United…

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One of the biggest challenges brain injury survivors face when returning to work is a lack of understanding from their employers.

Originally posted on Living With Head (Brain) Injury:
picture from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/ ? One of the biggest challenges brain injury survivors face when returning to work is a lack of understanding from their employers. see https://www.facebook.com/headwayuk/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf One of my biggest dilemmas/conflicts…

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An Open Book: My Story, My “little” Life

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Originally posted on Living With Head (Brain) Injury:
An Open Book: My Story, My “little” Life see Amazon http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B+an+open+book http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B+my+story ? and http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B++I%27ll+do+it+my+way&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acraig+lock+%2B++I%27ll+do+it+my+way ? ? All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no…

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Brain Basics

Introduction The brain is incredibly complex. Here we’ll show you the major parts, where they are located, and some of what they are responsible for. As each view and section appear, you’ll see a description here. The description will include … Continue reading

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Executive dysfunction after brain injury

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
Executive dysfunction is a term for the range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties which often occur after injury to the frontal lobes of the brain. Impairment of executive functions is…

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“IF I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another…”

Originally posted on INSPIRE:
IF: If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another… https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/if-if-i-can-throw-a-single-ray-of-light-across-the-darkened-pathway-of-another-if-i-can-aid-some-soul-to-clearer-sight-of-life-and-duty-and-thus-bless-my-brother-3/ and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/if-if-i-can-throw-a-single-ray-of-light-across-the-darkened-pathway-of-another-if-i-can-aid-some-soul-to-clearer-sight-of-life-and-duty-and-thus-bless-my-brother-2/ ? “Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring” enough there for now, c! A…

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A World Turned Upside Down

https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/a-world-turned-upside-down https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com/ and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/a-world-turned-upside-down/   Also see “People speak glibly about life changing moments. Some truly qualify … “People speak glibly about life changing moments. Some truly qualify …   “People speak glibly about life changing moments. Some truly qualify … Continue reading

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