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About craig lock

ABOUT c 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 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

“Bridge Over Troubled Water”

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Sources: “Bridge Over Troubled Water” http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com ? Shared by “totally unmusical” c “Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring” ? enough there for now, c! Enjoy

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How I Regained My Humanity After a Brain Injury

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI:
Beyond the obvious — needing to learn how to walk again, talk, tie my shoes and cut my food, etc., — I lost the things I identified myself by, including my connection to…

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Brain Injury Fatigue: Fatigue and (following) Brain Injury

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
picture above from https://www.facebook.com/TheWeTeamofTBISurvivors/ and https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/ For more of my articles on this subject see https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ698NZ698&q=%20brain%20injury%20fatigue%20craig%20lock%20&oq=%20brain%20injury%20fatigue%20craig%20lock%20&gs_l=psy-ab.3…12997.20713.0.21135.13.13.0.0.0.0.274.3198.2-13.13.0….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..0.9.2236…0j0i67k1j0i7i30k1j0i22i30k1j33i160k1j33i21k1.0.BB6rIoZnOEw and https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=head+brain+injury+craig+lock&rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ698NZ698&oq=head+brain+injury+craig+lock+&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60j69i64l3.19855j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Google and Facebook are my “filing systems” thanks ? ? “We share what…

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Accepting Brain Injury

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury “The mountain between ourselves.” A title for my next book…perhaps… My other blogs in this area are at http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/ https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/ http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/ and my friend’s blog…

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“Rise and Fall”: From “business/financial executive” to a life on welfare* (from My Story)

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Sources: “Rise and Fall”: From “Top executive” to a life on welfare* (from My Story) and https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com ? “You are what you think you are.” from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com “Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”…

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No Two Brain Injuries are alike

from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/   Also see http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/ https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/ http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com and https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/ and my friend’s blog at http://www.brainheadinjury.wordpresss.com “Sharing, informing, educating, enlightening, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring” PS “Knowledge is the gateway to understanding, and for us, understanding is the … Continue reading

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“Life brings fantastic things and bad things…”

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/ ? Also see https://www.maxim.com/rides/unstoppable-drive-alex-zanardi from https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ698NZ698&q=zanardi+life+brings+fantastic+things&oq=zanardi+life+brings+fantastic+things&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1.7404.10008.0.10540.7.7.0.0.0.0.325.1634.2-5j1.6.0….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..1.6.1630…33i21k1.0.8NCh-04KZtM ? My other blogs in this area are at see http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/ https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/ http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com and https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/ and my friend’s blog at…

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9 1/2 Need-to-Know Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI:
An estimated 5.3 million Americans — about 2 percent of the U.S. population — currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help with everyday activities due to traumatic brain injury (TBI). (1) Many…

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“I may not be able to do ordinary things, but I can do exceptional things.”

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
“I may not be able to do ordinary things # (like other ‘normal’ * people, but I can still do exceptional things!” from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury and http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com # like walking and chewing…

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“What we learn in the darkness, we are to share in the light.”

Originally posted on It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn: A Story of Hope:
“What we learn in the darkness, we are to share in the light.” from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com and http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com PS Our thoughts, sympathies and prayers are with all…

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