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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

“Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly…”

Originally posted on My Movie(s) 2016: "Imagine, Dream, Believe":
“Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly…” – Langstone Hughes http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com Do you want to fly with the eagles, or…

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“(Sometimes) we must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.”

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com and http://www.mymovie2015.wordpress.com Originally posted on Craig’s Quotes: and http://www.thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com “(Sometimes) you must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” ― c (with thanks to Joseph Campbell) from a brand … Continue reading

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“The younger and more intelligent you are, the more cognitive function you are likely to recover following a mild to severe traumatic brain injury…”

Health briefs Thanks, m (“the nurse”) Also see NZ Listener Health briefs: Resilient young brains https://www.google.com/search?q=health+briefs+resilient+young+brains&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=health+briefs+resilient+young+brains&aqs=chrome..69i57.18096j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 and https://www.google.com/search?q=the+younger+and+more+intelligent+you+are%2C+the+morre+cognitve+function&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=the+younger+and+more+intelligent+you+are%2C+the+morre+cognitve+function&aqs=chrome..69i57.39328j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 “We share what we know, so that we all may grow.” “Knowledge is the gateway to understanding and understanding is the gateway … Continue reading

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New study: Kids recovery from concussion

Thirty percent of concussions are suffered by children, but the only international guidelines for recovery currently in existence are for adults.  Professor Nicola Starkey from the School of Psychology at Waikato University talks to Lynn Freeman about her new research … Continue reading

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The wonder of YOU (by Elvis Presley)

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK:
via The wonder of YOU (by Elvis Presley) and https://onlinecreativewritingcourse.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/the-wonder-of-you-by-elvis-presley/ Following on from https://livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/not-everyone-will-understand-journey/ and http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com Shared by “totally unmusical and impulsive” c “Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” * *…

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“Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out…” — A new Book: Writing into the Light

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
https://thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/life-is-queer-with-its-twists-and-turns-as-every-one-of-us-sometimes-learns-and-many-a-failure-turns-about-when-he-might-have-won-had-he-stuck-it-out/ https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/life-is-queer-with-its-twists-and-turns-as-every-one-of-us-sometimes-learns-and-many-a-failure-turns-about-when-he-might-have-won-had-he-stuck-it-out/ and https://writencreate.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/life-is-queer-with-its-twists-and-turns-as-every-one-of-us-sometimes-learns-and-many-a-failure-turns-about-when-he-might-have-won-had-he-stuck-it-out/ Originally posted on THE DRIVER, THE NURSE AND THE WRITER: https://writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/life-is-queer-with-its-twists-and-turns-as-every-one-of-us-sometimes-learns-and-many-a-failure-turns-about-when-he-might-have-won-had-he-stuck-it-out/ Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring pictures…

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It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate to this fantastic blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will share this website with my Facebook group.

Originally posted on Sharing some Information and Thoughts on Head and Brain Injury:
https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/cognitive-problems-after-traumatic-brain-injury/#comment ? Thanks for the kind thought, but I’d be a millionaire for every time I see that comment * even if its only in Italian lire!…

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New traditions for getting through the 4th of July with a TBI and PTSD

Originally posted on Ten Thousand Days:
I originally posted this last year and it seemed to help others facing similar circumstances, so with a few updates…here it is again…. The Fourth of July always was such a special day at…

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“In our opinion we have found that it is extremely detrimental psychologically for people to place themselves in positions where they are continuously faced with failure on account of such specific areas of deficit due to brain injury.”

pic from http://www.darknesstothelight.wordpress.com “In our opinion we have found that it is extremely detrimental psychologically for people to place themselves in positions where they are continuously faced with failure on account of such specific areas of deficit due to brain … Continue reading

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FROM DARKNESS TO THE LIGHT (1988 – 2003+)

Originally posted on From Darkness into the Light:
FROM DARKNESS TO THE LIGHT: The years 1988-2003 and beyond A book to be written “Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness. At first a flicker of an ember,…

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