When you’re stressed, people often advise you to take a deep breath — and for good reason, a new study shows. Slowing your breathing calms you, and now scientists may have figured out how you can relax your brain through your breath. It has to do with your brain’s pacemaker for breath. The findings stem from ongoing research on the respiratory or breathing pacemaker, a cluster of neurons in the brainstem. Called the pre-Bötzinger complex (or preBötC), it was initially discovered in mice in 1991 by study co-author Jack Feldman, a professor of neurology at UCLA. That finding led to the discovery of a link between the preBötC and another brainstem structure which affects arousal, called the locus coeruleus. In other words, they found the neural circuit that causes us to be anxious when we breathe rapidly, and calm when we breathe slowly. Please check out the second picture to help you use positive thoughts with your breath work. #braininjury#brain#brainhealth#wellness#stress#relax#breathe#healthylifestyle#tbi#stroke#happytuesday#lifestyle#positivevibes#positivity#positivethinking#mindset#positivethoughts
Testimonial footage of vet Donald Blumanglag from his ayahuasca experience in Peru. Hopefully his journey can be one of inspiration to struggling vets looking for options.
Thank you Donald for sharing your voice with us. To watch his full story - click the link in bio!
To learn more about ayahuasca therapy and the Heroic Hearts Project please visit:
Left my 5 week follow up appointment today and headed to @traderjoes with my list .... only to find out they were closed due to a power outage 😭 The closest one is an hour from me so I was obviously pretty bummed lol
Did you know that Bartimaeus Rehabilitation Services Inc. has Service Directors throughout Ontario? ⠀
The provision of Rehabilitation Support Workers is what we do, it’s all we do and we do it with the highest of quality in mind with every individual we support. ⠀
Bicycle PI Cases
More commuters use bicycles, sharing the narrow roads with distracted drivers and causing a huge increase in bicycle injuries.
In 2011 142 cyclists were killed in California. An astonishing 14,000 more were involved in collisions. In 2013, according to UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System, 80 cyclists were killed in Southern California by November.
Over 25 verdicts since 2010 have resulted in over 1 million dollars. Even "mild" collisions can be devastating. The California roadway code requires that motorists must share the road. Cyclists have numerous rights. Many cities permit cyclists to use sidewalks and ride without helmets. Police often write erroneous reports citing cyclists.
Even jurors can be prejudiced, recalling an incident with a rebellious cyclist who flouted the law at stop signs and red lights.
Doctors should anticipate an increase in cyclist personal injury cases. Often times they are serious injuries--especially Traumatic Brain Concussions.
Shawn Steel Law, California's Pro Chiropractic Law Firm
The NHL and 150+ former players are locked in a crucial lawsuit. .
Last Friday, a decision came from Minnesota judge Susan Nelson, that called to deny the players class-action suit. .
Find more details on our site's latest post. .
Check the link in the Bio!!! 📲📲📲
Four years ago today, July 17, was when I had an accident in the army which caused a TBI (brain injury). It has been a long four years, not all easy, there’s a lot of things that I still struggle with everyday. But with the right mind set and support systems I have, I have made it here to underwater hockey Worlds Quebec City 2018. I have an amazing team, family, and friends. Nothing felt as good today then being in the water tearing up those pool tiles with my teammates and wearing that Canadian Leaf again with pride. I felt (my favourite word) Unstoppable. As much as my injury sucks, without it, I never would have found underwater hockey. Sometimes things are just meant to be because this sport is amazing and I truly love it. “Blooming through Adversity & stilling smiling” 🇨🇦💕. #persevere#tbi#traumaticbraininjury#teamcanada#quebeccity#teamwork#goals#braininjuryawareness#adversity#lifechanging#unstoppable#greenribbon
So satisfying having a cup of tea made with the prettiest kettle I could find! I spotted this months ago in @dunelmuk and was keeping it for our new flat. How many more girlie things can I get away with? 😂
Oh my darling Frank, how I have missed you!
No wonder is Frankincense was brought by the Magi when they came to see Jesus!
This may sound like the start of a love letter 💌 and it is, only do my favourite brain oil. This baby is the first one intruded after my #TBI and man it can pack a punch! Some on the back of my neck, across my forehead or roof of my mouth and a bad brain day, isn’t. .
It’s also fabulous for your skin! I add Frank to my homemade face wash and night oil and it calms down all my blemishes and helps my skin incredibly!
And sleep. I diffuse with lavender, cypress or joy, and the days of tossing and turning are over!
Remember, always use oils internally with caution and always check with for doctor. .
A Mild TBI is often called an “invisible injury” because the injury is too small to be seen on a CT scan or MRI. Often, when people see an individual with a mild TBI suffering from post-concussive syndrome, they may not notice important changes at first blush. However, just because the symptoms are invisible does not mean they aren't there.
MY TOP 3 💫BODY POSITIVITY💫 TIPS.
I'm trying something new this summer called "Not Giving a F*$%". 💁🏻♀️
This is by far not the best photo of me (not by a long shot), 🙈
and despite that I wanted to share the empowerment this photo gives me in the spirit of not "Not Giving a F*$%" !
Lets take it back to 2016-I was doing so well in my #bodyacceptance journey when my car accident threw me for a 360 loop. I had a minor #tbi and essentially had to get to know myself all over again. This meant making tough personal and professional choices, and it was A LOT.
Now #summer2018 I'm at new place of understanding and acceptance within my own body. A deeper place I don't think I would have gotten to without my accident.
My body and my we have what are traditionally labeled as "good" and "bad" days, but "Not Giving a F*$%" about what others think or feel about me and allowing my personal experience of #bodypositivity to be all my own is liberating on a whole new level.
SO HERE ARE MY TOP 3 BODY POSITIVE TIPS!
💫Unfollow anyone who makes you feel negatively at all about your body! (I've unfollowed people I am inspired by because I just can't stop comparing myself to them!)
💫#bopo life is a never ending journey, and everyones is different! (You may gain weight, lose weight, have babies,surgeries,gain scars, and you WILL get older. All instances will be learning to love this new version of yourself.)
💫 Do good. Do good to yourself inside and out. Take that self/mental care day, work out, eat healthy, splurge, be lazy, eat a whole pizza. Body positivity is a mind,body, and even soul experience! Don't let anyone tell you differently!! What is something special that's apart of your #bodypositivie routine?
Until my next post here's to spontaneous beach days and "Not Giving a F*$%"!
Welcome to the launch of tbiTina! This is your one stop IG account for all things Traumatic Brain Injury – from the latest in TBI medical research, to the latest legislation and case law that impacts TBI litigation, to a place where TBI survivors and their love ones can connect. Plus you get a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of Arash law and tbiTina!
Ondine is OUT mermaids/mermen fam!!! This song is for you!! Check it out on Apple Music, Spotify, ITunes, Amazon, google play, or whatever is cool these days. 😎. First song post TBI and it’s dedicated to ocean conservation awareness!!!💜 thank you team!!! @evergreensound @nesriv @oceanconservancy @oceana @nakaweproject @oneoceanglobal @mermanjax @mermaid_kayleigh @enchantingtails @sharkguardian_mel @oceanramsey @juansharks
Needing to find some variety in my #bariatricfood and haven’t posted a #bariatriceats pic in a few days, so here we go lol ..... tossed some #purdueshortcuts with #balsamicvinegar from the amazing @saratogaoliveoilco (I stocked up BIG TIME when I was on vacation last week... stay tuned for my other goodies I found 😉) ..... some #protein ice cream .... and some chicken with bbq sauce and #fatfree#cheese ..... yum-o!
Day 147: My mind is foggy, my head aches, and my ears are ringing after sitting and reading for a bit this morning. I can't ignore the strain reading and comprehending what I've read puts on my brain, but it is heartening that I CAN do it now. Right after my accident, that wasn't the case.
I have always delighted in reading, my route for learning and outlet for imagination. Aldo Leopold's words transported me to the bitter winter day on the family farm when dad and I laid a fire on the farmhouse hearth... following tracks of deer, turkey, coyote, rabbit, and others there in the melting snow... watching a massive old oak fall into the valley floor that would later be cut for firewood... I felt the author's shared sense of wonder for the natural world and attempt to understand our place in it.