BECOMING: An Odyssey

Beyond the Zone: God and The Spiritual Journey

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Title for a possible new book (thanks, Michelle O…Oh NO,  please not another one, c!))

“Become the person you are CAPABLE of being … and ALL the person God, Our Creator intended us to become.

https://nzwriter.wordpress.com/tag/books-by-craig-lock/page/2/

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

and

https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/category/uplifting-thoughts-by-craig-lock/

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)
but God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&ei=tPA5Xe6bLsevyAOjnbSABQ&q=Be+all+you+are+CAPABLE+of+being+and+becoming+craig+lock&oq=Be+all+you+are+CAPABLE+of+being+and+becoming+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160l4.12623.18384..18861…0.0..0.403.2533.0j2j8j0j1……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i71j35i302i39j33i21.DU10pwm6UT0&ved=0ahUKEwjuxYjJ1dDjAhXHF3IKHaMODVAQ4dUDCAo&uact=5

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Breaking Through: What I Wish I’d Known About Concussions

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Hi “Heather”(??)

Thanks for the follow(s) * (+ likes), as the reason I write is to share.
* (Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera # in “real life”, rather than in cyberspace!)

# By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time)

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Kind regards and all the best with your blog

“mr middle-muddle” * c
* my friends say I should write kiddies books

Best wishes from the First City to see the sun (in summer) …and we’re also the first to see the sunset and the stars (in winter-time)

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”

Blooming Heather

Right after I was hit by that drunk driver, I didn’t know what to do.

Duh! I had a concussion! And, for anyone who has ever had one, you know that having one makes thinking, organizing, and planning very difficult.

Today, a year and a half into trying to recover my life, I got mad. Not mad at the stupid kid who hit me, not mad at the effects; I got mad at the utter lack of proper diagnosis, generalized medical coordination, and treatment of concussion patients.

It can’t be that hard people! Just put all the right people together and track the progress!

So, in the spirit of one of my favorite performances, if I can help somebody – then my living [through this] has not been in vain. (Music soothes the soul – If you’d like to see the whole concert, it is here.)

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YOU can be a champion

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

via YOU can be a champion

http://www.racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com

“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.”

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“I know it’s hard for you to understand and I can be most exasperating (big word, eh!); but if I didn’t (always) try so hard, I would simply give up and never get anything accomplished (in my ‘little’ life).”

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

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Memory (Short-term) : Difficulties

+ absorbing (processing) “info” (multi-tasking, like walking and talking)

Conversation with “the nurse” yesterday about my forgetting my limitations after more chaos on the gym program (and making an absolute ‘idiot/wally’ of myself) trying to follow instructions for the exercises…
:
“M, I know it’s hard for you to understand and I can be most exasperating (big word, eh!); but if I didn’t (always) try so hard, I would simply give up and never get anything accomplished (in my ‘little’ life).”

“You will do foolish things…but do them with enthusiasm.

-Colette

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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CRAIG’S BOOKSTORE (new)

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS"

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/craigs-bookstore-new-2/

Originally posted on CLOUD Publishing New Zealand: ? https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/craigs-bookstore-new-2/ Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: ? via CRAIG’S BOOKSTORE (new) and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/books-available-from-this-blog/ ‘The world’s smallest and most exclusive bookstore’ http://creativekiwis.com/ Click on http://creativekiwis.com/donation/ see https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/24/craigs-list-of-books-9/ All proceeds go to a local charity (most worthy) – ME! via CRAIG’S BOOKSTORE (new) — Books by craig lock:…

via CRAIG’S BOOKSTORE (new) — A new Book: Writing into the Light

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[BLOG POST] Breakdown of relationships after a brain injury

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

and

https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/

We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

– Jeff Sebell
Shining a light of hope in the darkest corners
Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)
“Inform, educate, inspire”

TBI Rehabilitation

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By Michelle Munt, 21 August 2019

Breakdown of relationships after a brain injury

If we have been fortunate enough to grow up in a supportive community, we often think that those who care about us will be there in a crisis. Sounds reasonable, right? Your next of kin get that dreadful phone call alerting them to your accident and which hospital they will find you in. They rush to your bedside with a concerned expression etched on their face as they are told you have a brain injury…

Fast forward to when you are home: your relationship with them isn’t so rosy any more. It feels like they are being short with you and always stressing out until they start ghosting you, leaving you feeling abandoned in your time of need.

Most brain injury survivors that I have spoken to have had relationships with friends and family breakdown after their injury. And I’m sure most people who…

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The Story of the Cracked Pot)

 

https://upliftencourageandinspire.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/the-story-of-the-cracked-pot/

and

http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com

Originally posted on INSPIRE: THE STORY OF THE CRACKED POT “A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion…

via The Story of the Cracked Pot — Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

and

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/27/84-ways-tbi-can-make-your-life-really-interesting/

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The difference between concussion and mild traumatic brain injury

good content on this website
“not so brilliant” c
PS
‘There is a crack in everything.That’s how the light gets in.’

Broken Brain - Brilliant Mind

Follow these links for more writing (and thinking) about concussion vs. traumatic brain injury, including the reasons why I believe concussion and brain injury are two separate parts of an ongoing process. I also believe we should stop calling the whole process “concussion” and refer to it as Concussive Brain Injury, or CBI.

I’ve been reading up on University at Buffalo’s work with concussion rehabilitation, using regulated exercise to deal with post-concussive syndrome (or post-concussion syndrome).

I have to say, it’s probably the most exciting news I’ve come across in a while. With all the talk about the NFL’s new post-concussion guidelines (which may or may not make a difference), and the increasing awareness about head injuries, expecially mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI), it gets a little depressing, thinking about all the people who are getting hit in the head and suffering for years as a result.

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RETRAINING THE BRAIN: Right Thinking

Mindpower (The Amazing Power of the Human Mind)

Brain neuronsRetraining the Brain: Right Thinking

Just jotted down these thoughts quickly this am. Will add a few more “torts”. Enjoy in the meantime.

c

http://www.theformula1mind.wordpress.com

Changing patterns of thinking can transform our lives

DON’T SET LIMITATIONS (for yourself)

see http://www.beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com

Changing old thinking leads to new truths.

You CAN change your thoughts (for the better) – which change the brain chemistry in the “top two inches”.

it’s a new way to react, to respond to negative events in your life

This is a choice (but requires effort and practice to master)

Choose to respond positively and you will reap different outcomes in your life

see http://www.thechoiceanewbook.wordpress.com

and

performing under pressure

https://www.google.com/search?q=performing+under+pressure+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=performing+under+pressure+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.26840j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Right thinking releases right living

it’s not just about a change in thinking . When you get your “tinking” right!, your heart’s right.

So your actions get right!

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SUMMARY and CONCLUSION

Right thinking leads to…

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“I see a world of limitless (infinite) possibilities …even when there appear to be none.”

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

Darkness awakening toMan on beach sunrise“I see a world of limitless (infinite) possibilities… even when there appear to be none.”

http://www.beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com

as “inspired by/from”
About the Author

When you “get a mo”, post on http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

and

http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com  , c

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