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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

“The strengths that are inside you are what will lead you to victory and triumph in your life.”

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“The strengths that are inside you are what will lead you to victory and triumph in your life.” from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/ and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/from-traumatic-brain-injury-to-a-phd-and-then-harvard_us_5991abe3e4b0ed1f464c0c89 “The mind is not a vase to be filled, but…

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Why are there so many cases of undiagnosed TBI?: 21 Million Cases of TBI, Not 3.5 Million?

Why are there so many cases of undiagnosed TBI? from https://www.brainline.org/video/21-million-cases-tbi-not-35-million and https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury You may also like https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/he-would-not-wake-up-properly-for-38-daysor-was-it-perhaps-38-years/ and https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/he-would-not-wake-up-properly-for-38-daysor-was-it-perhaps-38-years-3/ Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”) We share … Continue reading

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“My aim, ‘mission’ is to uplift, encourage and hopefully even perhaps inspire, enhancing people’s lives with happiness and a  touch of joy…and so hopefully igniting a ripple effect that may even ultimately transform the world… just a little, one mind, one heart, one life and  one small step at a time.”

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Communication problems after brain injury

Communication problems after brain injury are very common. Although most of us take it for granted, the ability to communicate requires extremely complex skills and many different parts of the brain are involved. see https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/effects-of-brain-injury/communication-problems/ and https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/ PS Headway is … Continue reading

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What Does it Feel Like to be Brain Damaged?

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What Does it Feel Like to be Brain Damaged? ? I am in the unusual position of being a trained clinical psychologist who suffered brain damage and who has slowly recovered most…

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Relationships following Brain/Head Injury

A life worth living: Emotional adjustment following traumatic brain injury links below from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/ A great varience in opinion regarding the stats (break up of marriages and intimate/close relationships) (See the following links) COMMENT my opinion (humble) Figure for marriage … Continue reading

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“If I can uplift and perhaps even inspire just ONE person, I can and will be happy… and die (eventually) joyfully…with joy in my heart”

https://itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/if-i-can-uplift-and-perhaps-even-inspire-just-one-person-i-can-and-will-be-happy-and-die-eventually-joyfully-with-joy-in-my-heart/ and https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/if-i-can-uplift-and-perhaps-even-inspire-just-one-person-i-can-be-happy-and-die-joyfully/ picture from https://thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com/   “Life is God’s novel; so let Ultimate Source write it, as it unfolds…” – me (as inspired by the words of Isaac Bashevis Singer) from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpresscom and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com   PPS Best wishes from … Continue reading

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My Facebook Page: Living with Head (Brain) Injury

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He would not wake up properly for 38 days…or was it perhaps 38 years!

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picture: Leaving Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa (June/July 1965…I think!) https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/he-would-not-wake-up-properly-for-38-daysor-was-it-perhaps-38-years-2/ https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/he-would-not-wake-up-properly-for-38-daysor-was-it-perhaps-38-years-2/ and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/he-would-not-wake-up-properly-for-38-daysor-was-it-perhaps-38-years-2/ from Also see https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/myour-story-a-bit-different/ and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/myour-story-a-bit-different/ We share what we know, so…

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My/Our Story (a bit different!)

Trying to find a gliimmer of hope and light in the darkness A journey… from darkness into the light Comment Aren’t wives always right!(??) from https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/a-world-a-life-turned-upside-down/ https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/a-journey-our-story-2/ picture from https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/trying-to-find-a-light-in-the-darkness/ and https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/he-would-not-wake-up-properly-for-38-daysor-was-it-perhaps-38-years-2/ “Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is … Continue reading

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