A Tale of Two Cities

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

Source: A Tale of Two Cities

and http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

picture from

https://lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com/

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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Relationships Following TBI: James Cracknell on brain injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

It’s impact on relationships

Brain injury changed my personality

 

James Cracknell on life since his brain injury

from (for more videos)

https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ698NZ698&biw=1242&bih=589&tbm=vid&q=james+cracknell+brain+injury%22&oq=james+cracknell+brain+injury%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i30k1.11972.11972.0.12286.1.1.0.0.0.0.242.242.2-1.1.0….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..0.1.240….0.Lu-ZcMwcPXs

Also see

“Hopefully, we’ll get back to where we once were”

and

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/james-cracknell-and-beverley-turner-talk-about-brain-injury/

+

PPS

“TBI upsets life on multiple levels: physical, psychological, social, and even spiritual. TBI affects the roots of who we are — our ability to think, to communicate…”
from

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/tbi-upsets-life-on-multiple-levels-physical-psychological-social-and-even-spiritual-tbi-affects-the-roots-of-who-we-are-our-ability-to-think-to-communicate-and-to-connect-with-other/

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.”

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”

Featured Image -- 283picture from

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

enough there for now, c

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Brain injury: To tell or not to tell?

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https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/

Brain injury: To tell or not to tell?

Ssshhhh???

https://www.headway.org.uk/news/national-news/brain-injury-to-tell-or-not-to-tell/

“To tell…or not to tell. That is the question!” “To tell…or not to tell. That is the question!”Interesting and good article and thanks for sharing.  Difficulties in work environment due to speed of processing info, following instructions, directions, no job dealing with phones, etc. NO job at all??? I covered this subject in a chapter of some of my books. Learnt from experience (many) along life’s often extremely difficult journey that honesty (and clarity) is always the best policy (if somebody doesn’t know “where you’re coming from”, how can they understand)

Thanks, m for putting it so clearly (as always)!

“Nobody can understand/understands what they don’t know.”

see

https://www.facebook.com/headwayuk/

and

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury

 

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.”

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”

Featured Image -- 283

picture from

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

enough there for now, c

 

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“Hopefully, we’ll get back to where we once were”: James Cracknell

“TBI upsets life on multiple levels: physical, psychological, social, and even spiritual. TBI affects the roots of who we are — our ability to think, to communicate…”
from

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/tbi-upsets-life-on-multiple-levels-physical-psychological-social-and-even-spiritual-tbi-affects-the-roots-of-who-we-are-our-ability-to-think-to-communicate-and-to-connect-with-other/

“Hopefully, we’ll get back to where we once were”: James Cracknell

Hardtalk-20121116-JamesCracknellFormerOlympicRower.mp3

(download from

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0109rl9

)

Also see

James Cracknell: Hopefully, we’ll get back to where we once were 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0109rl9

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v71rc

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/9769816.stm

and

https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ698NZ698&biw=1242&bih=589&q=james+cracknell+hardtalk+&oq=james+cracknell+hardtalk+&gs_l=psy-ab.3..35i39k1.82454.82454.0.82792.1.1.0.0.0.0.314.314.3-1.1.0….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..0.1.313….0.i3FqJXp0LCM

For more on James Cracknell and Beverley Turner talking about brain injury and its impact on relationships see

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/james-cracknell-and-beverley-turner-talk-about-brain-injury/

and (from my Google search at)

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=james+cracknell+craig+lock&rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ698NZ698&oq=james+cracknell+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.10186j0j7&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 to a better life.”

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”

Featured Image -- 283

picture from

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

enough there for now, c

 

 

 

 

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

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“If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another…”

Source: “If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another…”

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Why me?

Remember This

In talking with my husband the other day, I said to him that I feel like I haven’t done anything with my life since my accident in 2008. “It’s been almost nine years and I haven’t accomplished anything.” I actually said out loud and caught him looking at me incredulously. “Are you serious? Look at us- you haven’t done anything in nine years?,” he replied as he continued to pack our children’s lunches for Summer camp. That’s when I stopped to truly look at our lives since my accident. In 2009, I took a leave of absence from my job and started a number of various therapies and kicked off my career in TBI. Late that year, I got married and started my seven year journey with acupuncture. I won a contest in a magazine to the Cayman Islands and we were featured in two issues…

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Explaining Your Brain Injury May Make You Feel Speechless, Yet the Lack of Language to Truly Impart the Experience of Living With Brain Injury is the Root to This Thorn. Until Public Discourse Deepens Definitions, Words Remain Reinforced Windows to Shame and Shut Our Mouths’ Speechless. But We are Not Speechless, We Are Wordless.

Head Strong Healing

Each brain injury shares a common nucleus of similar injury symptoms.  Some say the stages of healing and psychologically coming to terms with grief and change are so alike that rehabilitation professionals tend to match up these “newly injured,” or “high functioning adults.”  Stop and remind yourself this:

“If you’ve seen one brain injury, then you’ve seen one brain injury.”

This truth is evidence that each of our stories must be told, heard, and felt – whether publicly or privately, and through any medium that you, your loved ones, caregivers, and any other soul touched by this topic choose to utilize so that our honest expressions can be actually  understood and heard by the often indifferent majority of people.  I will share some of my memories, reflections, some resources, repost others’ blogs, and do my best to tell no lie – even if it is only a lie because I…

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HOW MANY people have a brain injury (TBI) without knowing (realizing) it?

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

Source: HOW MANY people have a brain injury (TBI) without knowing (realizing) it?

“Sharing, informing, educating, enlightening, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring
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“Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly…”

LIFE is God's Novel: A Book (or three or four or TEN) being written as "life unfolds"

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/hold-fast-to-dreams-for-if-dreams-die-life-is-a-broken-winged-bird-that-cannot-fly-4/

and http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

“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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