“We are all broken; that’s how the light gets in.”

Ernest Hemingway: Thoughts on the Writing Journey

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http://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury
http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com
“Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!

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“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

Still

“Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire”

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“God can turn your scars into stars” — My Spirit Books

THE AWAKENED SPIRIT (A NEW BOOK)

Originally posted on Craig’s Quotes: “God can turn your scars into stars.” The brightest star??? http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.comfrom http://www.darknesstothelight.wordpress.com https://itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com/ and https://shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com/ “Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring” enough there for now, c! The impossible dream…the unreachable star Do a Google search, when you “get a mo”,…

via “God can turn your scars into stars” — My Spirit Books

star-morningSHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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The Power of Words

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“Whilst you are not defined by your brain injury, your life may have been. Just work within the constraints of your TBI and around it, so that we never become a ‘victim’ and are not seen as a victim of circumstances, nor have the mindset of a victim; but rather a ‘battler’…and perhaps even ‘a champion of hope’ to others ‘out there’.”

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

“Whilst you are not defined by your brain injury, your life may have been. Just work within the constraints of your TBI and around it, so that we never become a ‘victim’ and are not seen as a victim of circumstances, nor have the mindset of a victim; but rather a ‘battler’…and perhaps even ‘a champion of hope’ to others ‘out there’.”
c (4th April 2019)

“Crafted and reshaped” after a discussion with “the nurse” today in the pursuit of better accuracy in my wording. As she says, my entire life from age 15 (including, relationships, jobs, career, etc has been defined by my brain injury. And “the precise (very), efficient nurse”) is always right!
from https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/i-dont-consider-myself-a-victim-consumer-or-even-survivor-i-am-an-active-learner-thinker-and-do-er-who-just-happens-to-have-a-brain-injury/from
https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2019/04/05/a-good-job-done-well/
and
https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2019/04/05/to-be-or-not-to-be/
When faced with a mountain, I will not quit
I’ll keep on

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)

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My First Podcast Interview

congrats “ms technowhizz” Viv
I must try and learn a bit about podcasts”
enjoy your day
“total non-techno luddie” (as my “technogeek nerdy” friend Bill calls me)
PS May test/practice at
http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress

always pushing his boundaries

PPS My other “technogeek” friend says he’s ready for the mental ward after his frequent visits

God's Whispers of Truth

God has given me the amazing opportunity to share my story and hope through Fran at keys2concussion TBI podcast!! I prayed so much over this and God gave me the strength to relate in detail the journey of my TBI from beginning to the present. I’m pretty tired now, but as I rest and recover, I pray that whoever chooses to listen ( it’s only 27 minutes ) will be blessed to hear my testimony and story which underscores the awesome power of God.

Much love!!

Viv 💖🤗

https://anchor.fm/frances-citrone/embed/episodes/Vivian-Joys-Smashed-Skull-e3gl93

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‘I don’t consider myself a victim, consumer, or even survivor. I am an active learner, thinker and do-er who just happens to have a brain injury.”

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‘I don’t consider myself a victim, consumer, or even survivor. I am an active learner, thinker and do-er who just happens to have a brain injury”

– Laurie Rippon

From the Author
and
http://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury

Love that inspiration, so keep writing and sharing, Laurie

(as I’m safest” just doing that, I’m told by my family and friends)

While the tbi may affect/impact (hugely) many areas of your life…
You are not defined by your brain injury.”
– thanks, m
http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com
https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com

and

https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/

Correction/update of preceding quote
“Work within the constraints of TBI and around it, so that I never become a ‘victim’ and are not seen as a victim of circumstances, nor have the mindset of a victim.”
c (4th April 2019)

“Crafted and reshaped” after a discussion with “the nurse” today in the pursuit of better accuracy in my wording. As she says my entire life from age 15 (including, relationships, jobs, career, etc has been defined by my brain injury. And “the precise (very), efficient nurse”) is always right!

Shared by craig

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing
Still

“Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire”

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

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/i-will-love-the-light-for-it-shows-me-the-way-yet-i-will-endure-the-darkness-because-it-shows-me-the-stars-5/

Shining a light of hope in the darkest corners

pictures from

http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

https://writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com/

http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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The wonder of You by Elvis Presley

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/not-everyone-will-understand-your-joutney-thats-ok-youre-here-to-live-your-life-not-make-everyone-understand/
from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)
and by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=brain+injury+understand+journey+craig+lock

Inspirational videos


and

from my “filing system “BIG G” at https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&ei=JIijXLuJLZj0rQHQ5bko&q=best+version+wonder+of+you+elvis+presley+&oq=best+version+wonder+of+you+elvis+presley+&gs_l=psy-ab.3…524622.545877..546445…0.0..0.372.7703.2-21j7……0….1..gws-wiz…….35i304i39.QLFCFqPsf0s

For more of Elvis (and less of me) see
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&ei=QIejXMiEDIK6rQHtvZW4Cw&q=elvis+presley+craig+lock&oq=elvis+presley+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…7245.16233..17028…0.0..0.1036.2010.2-1j2j7-1……0….1..gws-wiz.QZesV4cbRio

“Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!

Shared by “totally unmusical and unromantic” c

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

Still

“Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire”
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“Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us…”

From Darkness into the Light

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: via “Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us…” Share, encourage, uplift, inspire and help spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

via “Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us…” — Books by craig lock: “Explore, Dream, Discover”

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com
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The Invisible Rain Cloud

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

invisible rain cloud.jpgrock bottom2.jpgNot from the mountain top but from rock bottom
The Invisible Rain Cloud

from http://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury

http://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

picture (below) from https://beliefhope.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/rock-bottom-became-the-solid-foundation-on-which-i-rebuilt-my-life/

Also see https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/j-k-rowlings-top-10-rules-for-success/
from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)
and by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!
https://www.google.com/search?q=rock+bottom+jk+rowling+craig+lock&rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ767NZ767&oq=rock&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j69i59l2j69i61j35i39j69i60.10494j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
“Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!
Bonus video for you

PS
I like/love both “the old and new me’s” (just different- must be “a bit schizo”!

“Fall in love with yourself and ensure one life-long romance.”
“Life is far too important (a subject) to be taken too seriously!”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com
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“All our dreams can come true…if we have the desire (burning), determination, courage, passion, purpose, persistence and patience* to pursue them (and it’s often through the very dark places where they may lead)…long enough.”

From Darkness into the Light

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: via “All our dreams can come true…if we have the desire (burning), determination, courage, passion, purpose, persistence and patience* to pursue them (and it’s often through the very dark places where they may lead)…long enough.” “Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps…

via
and
https://upliftencourageandinspire.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.”

PPS
Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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