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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

“We must let go of the life we had planned, so as to accept the one waiting for us.”

Originally posted on THE DRIVER, THE NURSE AND THE WRITER:
picture from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury and “Sometimes you must let go of the life you had planned, so as to live the one you were meant to live.” -craig (August 15 2018)…

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To get through the hardest journey…

picture from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury and https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/ from https://climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com/ from https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/to-be-nobody-but-yourself-in-a-world-which-is-doing-its-best-night-and-day-to-make-you-everybody-else-means-to-fight-the-hardest-battle-which-any-human-being-can-fight-and-never-stop-fighting/ Psss “Just because a brain has been damaged, does NOT necessarily have to affect the human mind…and so the quality and height of our thoughts!” https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/category/inspirational-quotes/ from a Google search (thanks … Continue reading

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“And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK:
https://racetothechequeredflag.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/dc1f95c55b6f4230b33007f43617953c.jpg?w=497 picture from http://www.hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com via “And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” https://racetothechequeredflag.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/chequered-flag11.png “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with…

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“It’s a kind of magic”

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via “It’s a kind of magic” http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com “The untapped potential in every human being is limitless: we are perfectly capable of producing all by ourselves true magic.” from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com and http://www.writingandformula1.wordpress.com…

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Traumatic brain injury and personality change

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI:
https://www.headway.org.uk/media/3999/psychological-effects-of-brain-injury-e-booklet.pdf from Google searches (“my filing system”). Thanks BIG G! https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&ei=CpRjW56eDsfn-QaNjoagBA&q=traumatic+brain+injury+and+personality+change&oq=traumatic+brain+injury+and+personality+change&gs_l=psy-ab.12..0j0i22i30k1l2.4882.20429.0.23692.40.28.0.12.12.0.262.6123.2-26.26.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..2.38.6328…0i67k1j0i131k1.0.OY0ByiKxKB8 from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/ and https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&ei=9pVjW4DmC5fv-Qb-sbT4DQ&q=personality+change+following+traumastic+brain+injury&oq=personality+change+following+traumastic+brain+injury&gs_l=psy-ab.12…0.0.0.124868.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0….0…1c..64.psy-ab..0.0.0….0.jH3Ss1RpLH8 Also see https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/professor-cromer-learns-read/201203/after-brain-injury-the-dark-side-personality-change-part-i#_=_ from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/ “We share what we know, so that we all may grow.” “Knowledge is…

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“I do not bewail what I have lost, because…”

Originally posted on Living With Head (Brain) Injury:
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/i-do-not-bewail-what-i-have-lost-because-i-am-at-peace-with-myself-i-have-fought-a-hard-battle-given-it-my-best-and-won-far-more-that-i-or-anyone-else-ever-thought-i-would-2/ from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury “Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, ‘entertaining’ (??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring” “We share what we know, so that we all may grow.” “Knowledge is…

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects and upsets life on multiple levels: physical, psychological, social, and even spiritual.

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI:
“Doctors say that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a catastrophic condition, like … It upsets life on multiple levels: physical, psychological, social, and even spiritual.” from https://www.brainline.org/article/traumatic-brain-injury-basics and https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury You may also like…

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Brain injuries are like snowflakes, no two are alike

see https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/brain-injuries-are-like-snowflakes-no-two-are-alike/ Head Injury: A Practical Guide: You Are An Expert Already… (Google to find) https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/the-lasting-effects-from-blows-to-the-head-concussion and https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/about-craig/ from Google searches (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G! * (and by that I’m referring to both God … Continue reading

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YOU can be a champion of hope to others

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
https://achampionofhope.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/champion-of-hope-logo-new.jpg https://achampionofhope.wordpress.com/ Also see https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/ “Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring” enough there for now, c! “In the depth of the valleys…

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“Watching children grow…

Originally posted on Craig's Quotes:
https://craigsbooks.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/john.jpg?w=660 picture from https://johnsphotopics.wordpress.com/ “Watching children grow is like threatening the ivy to climb the garden wall. You wait for it to happen you hurry it along with love. But still you’re disappointed at…

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