Every Tuesday is goofy Tuesday for me. For some reason, every Tuesday has turned into this BS kind of day, where I get confronted with issues in so many parts of my life. That's okay! Rather than loathe it and actually be fearful of the day itself, I'm choosing to make it a day where I embrace my goofiness. To just be silly and fun and remember that the things that make us "weird" are what make us who we are, that attract our tribe.
I enjoy the silliness, I enjoy seeing pure laughter with no cares in the world, I enjoy watching people discover their passions and love life again. So what ever life hits you with, take a moment and keep fighting back ❤🙌 You're stronger than you know.
There’s reason behind this quote.
Our brain injuries are devastating and they never really go away. But the words that lurk with them are even worse. The insults, the nicknames, the whispers, they all leave a permanent scar that can never be healed. How is it that a life changing accident, can hurt less than the words that come with it?
As I reflect on the sunset of 31 years of my life, I remember all that the Lord God has done in and through the life He’s blessed me with.
This past weekend at home, my dad was telling me that 3 days after the car accident I was in (6-14-04) the doctors thought I would be paralyzed on the right side of my body. (When I was conscious about a month later, I remember being irritated when poked in my toes with a needle, I didn’t see the reason for it) ..That day, my dad prayed on his knees and pleaded for my healing to God.
It was then also that my parents brought in our chiropractor to help me. Hospital staff was not supportive, and my parents had to meet with hospital lawyers and sign a document basically saying that they wouldn’t sue the hospital if I died...
Our chiropractor worked on the muscles and ligaments in my body, especially on my right side— increasing blood flow and relieving tension. The staff at the hospital and my family started seeing improvements to the right side of my body.
I thank Jesus for His healing, and I also thank Him that although my right side of my body was weaker; that His strength has been made perfect in my weakness.
I am also thankful that my parents didn’t focus on the (temporary) paralysis, but sought alternative therapies to help me. I didn’t know about the temporary paralysis until this past weekend. And for good reason too. Growing up, they never let me have a victim mentality- and that strength of an overcoming spirit has served me well.
I’ve graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, I’ve run a marathon; and I have lived little victories every day.
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! (Photo credit: my aunt (and Godmother) Ann Frie, this was my birthday card from her ☺️) #nofilter#tbisurvivor#birthday#healing#chiropractic#prayer#marathon#spanish
“Our subconscious can not distinguish between reality and imagination” - The course of miracles .
.Day 810 - PCS 🧠💭- “The images that we impress upon our mind especially accompanied by emotion will yield the same experience, whether they are true or fictional”.
.The course of Miracles is one of the audiobooks I’m slowly (but lovingly) trying to get through. When I heard this part in the book it got me thinking 🤔 about how I spent my hours alone healing.
.The hours to come, what I’ve done with the time, and what I could do with this time in the future.
.It made me think about all the time I’ve spent in a dark mental place, and even the amount of tears that has spilled down my face throughout this process.
.I would sit and just wish things were different, and think of all I wasn’t able to do or be. ALL the things that were and weren’t anymore. In turn, always making me more sad and angry. - “What we focus on grows”.
.BUT, if this statement from The Course of Miracles is true (in which I believe that it is, and experienced it first hand) Why wouldn’t I try to incorporate this into my day to day. What do I have to lose?.
.Nothing! The best part of hitting the bottom is that you are already there. There is nowhere to go but up from here my friends!!.
.So for the past two weeks I have made two small shifts.
.ONE. I have sat in a quite place with my eyes closed for 10mins a day. During this time I imagined anything that makes me happy! Most of the time- it is that I’m healed ,and doing all the things I’ve missed doing. I paint the best stories, and feel this huge smile on my face. Even down to the excitement in my bones during it.
.When I’m done with this time imagining- although not real yet, I ALWAYS FEEL BETTER! Giving me hope & dreams again! It’s a small shift but it’s helping!
. What do you think? Want to know my second shift?
. 📸 by @cookerama #vsco#vscofilter .
.📝 by @thesunnysideofgrey .
Still waiting for my 10:00 appointment to begin. When a patient is 10 minutes late, your appointment is cancelled. I've waited upwards of 2 hours for my appointment to start in the past. Part of the reason why the healthcare system is broken is because it favors providers over patients. #healthcare#broken#drsareserviceproviders -#tbi#tbisurvivor#impatient#cmon
I usually wake up feeling like a I’ve been hit by a Mac truck🙈, I’m sure just a part of the concussion recovery..but I do feel better after having these 3 things. I literally take the 2 capsules, shake and put the patch on within 5 minutes after I wake up, then I’m done for the day. I struggle with short term memory loss still so I don’t have to worry about taking anything else throughout the day. I’ve tried other supplements but this by far works best for me. I feel less foggy & have more focus and a bit of good energy. It even eases some of my head & body discomfort. I’ve used this for 3 yrs and it’s a whole different feeling now that I’m in concussion recovery. Baby steps, one day at a time, one moment at a time & thankful for plant based nutrition that works well. I used to work selling this prior to my concussion, I’m still selling this but have slowed down after my concussion but I’m getting back my mojo one day at a time and would love to help you get started thriving. Right now new customers receive $25 off in November. I’m sorry if this sounds salsey but I have to share because it’s helping me right now and want others to feel better. Please DM me if you’re interested or if you don’t feel like chatting, just go to link in my bio, create yourself an acct and check it out... #keepingitreal 😊
Celery juice...it cures what ails ya! Our digestive health care is vital to daily performance. Whaaa? Yeah...it's true! Every facet of the day from how we feel physically to how we behave emotionally can be traced to our gut health. The crappy food-like shit they sell us is taking away our ability to live life happy and with peace. I am OVER IT! ... Sounds boring, stupid or gross - then keep doing what you always do. But if you are trying to lead a better life, hang tight for a minute and hear me out. 👂 Fresh celery juice has the minerals necessary to reset a disrupted digestive process. Millions of us are walking around feeling like crap, struggling with depression and exhaustion, battling food allergies and intolerances, or dealing with curable sickness. The pharmaceutical/insurance companies like it this way (always follow the money 💵) They make trillions off the sick-care system. They want to keep us in the dark, hooked on medication and surgical procedures. 👎👎👎 ...16 oz of fresh celery juice aids and repairs the digestive system, flushes toxins, reduces blood pressure and migraines, supports the vascular system, aids the kidneys, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Even one week of fresh celery juice forest thing in the morning can transform your health dramatically! 👍👍👍 ...If you are curious about the truth, check out @medicalmedium and get the facts. Adding celery juice to my morning routine changed my life. I happen to think I'm worth it. Do you?
Be grateful. To be alive for another day. To have the opportunities you do. To have the friends you do. To have the family you have. To being the best version of you every day.
No day will be the same as the last, what's important is that you make the most of it. Don't wait. Start changing your life and others, today! 😊
My attempt at sumo squats. It doesn’t look like it but my legs felt like they were so far away from each other. Again thank you Nick for making sure everything was right. 💪🏻 It’s taking literally forever but I’ll get there. The doctors said I probably wouldn’t wake up from my coma and if I did I wouldn’t walk. 😂 I know you’re a doctor but the mind is way stronger than the body and you don’t know what I’m capable of. With that said 🖕🏻. Tell me I can’t do something and I can promise you I will. I’ve always been stubborn and for the first time in my life it’s a good thing. 🏋️♀️ #traumaticbraininjury#trauma#traumasurvivor#tbi#tbisurvivor#sumosquats#sumo#itried#thankyou
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I got fisher at a young age. Fisher’s and I as a team we didn’t do very well at first.But after almost having to give up on a wonderful dog. After being an inpatient treatment facility for 8 months and 16 days. I worked really hard to retrain my service dog . That was a success! But I am still a teenager wanting to be as independent as I Can be. That doesn’t mean I don’t need a service dog in my life. It means there are some places where I am with my family and I don’t always need my service dog. I often take him to a lot of youth events ,church events and many more places . He still does tasks and regular training sessions. *Please leave questions or comments down* follow our Pawtners: @the.brindle.sdit @dexterthegermanhusky @baileytheservicepit #genralizedanxiety#sensoryprocessingdisorder#tbisurvivor#mentalhealthawareness#adhd#thedodo#pleasedontjudgeme#psychiatricservicedog#servicedogteam#servicedog#runyourdognotyourmouth