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Broken Brilliant Patient Expert

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I am a long-term multiple mild traumatic brain injury who has overcome plenty of obstacles along the way. I write about my experiences living with MTBI and talk about how I make the most of my life, no matter what my circumstances. I seek to educate and entertain, to inspire and challenge my... Full Bio
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‘Are You OK?’ is not a Concussion Test by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Thanks to The Brain Injury #tbi Daily for this discovery: Forbes magazine has a great article here (click to read it) Did University of Arizona’s QB Matt Scott ha ... Read on »
‘Cause everybody’s going to be insecure for a while by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health … if not forever. The company is changing. The economy is changing. Everything is up for grabs, and nothing is certain anymore. People will naturally be insecure, thre ... Read on »
‘Cause I’m not ten years old, anymore by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Source: jon.swanson While fixing supper tonight, it occurred to me that a lot of what I felt when I heard about the nickname at work reminded me of how I ... Read on »
“how to fool a neuropsych exam” by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health To whomever found this blog by Googling ”how to fool a neuropsych exam” yesterday: Dude, you’re wrecking things for the rest of us. Cheating on a neuropsych exam (NPA) ... Read on »
“On” day today by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Time to hit the “on” button again Yesterday was a quiet day for me. I rested a lot, did a lot of reading and studying the parts of the brain, and also looked more cl ... Read on »
“Pain is weakness leaving the body” by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Arlington National Cemetery I’ve been thinking a lot about this statement as it’s used in contact/collision sports, especially after reading . Something about ... Read on »
… Just about. I ... by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health … Just about. I had carefully made up a list of all the things I needed to get done — I’m on deadline at work, and it’s vital that I get the things done that I started, ... Read on »
… of “sinfull&rdquo ... by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health … of “sinfull” women who have sustained TBI.  It just occurred to me (I can be slow on the uptake) that people might use this information about people who have had brain i ... Read on »
… sadly did not go well ... by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health … sadly did not go well I decided this morning to forego my 20 minute bike ride and just get on with my day, but I found myself frittering away the hours doing this an ... Read on »
… the winding milestones of my identity exoskeleton unraveling… by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Absolute Twisted Zero has a really beautiful post out there – Seeds of Change… “… Look closely. You see the winding milestones of my identity exoskeleton unraveli ... Read on »
10 Myths of Brain Injuries by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I just found this: I’m not a huge fan of lawyers, but if they have it right, they have it right. I think they have it right. Read on »
10 Reasons I Keep Juggling by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I feel like a clown now… but I’m improving! It’s pretty amazing… the effect that juggling is having on me. It benefits me in these ways: It’s improving my eye ... Read on »
101 followers on this blog :) by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Thank you to all who have followed this blog. I’m not sure how often you’ll be checking in, but it’s nice to see the tally. I had an okay day today. I counted down the ... Read on »
13-Point Stress Test by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I recently came across this 13 Item Stress Test at brainline.org which is part of a larger article on managing stress. 13 Item Stress Test answer T (True) or F (Fals ... Read on »
18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I just found this great post – 18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You : Great advice to be an inspiration Live by choice, not by chance.  Make changes, not exc ... Read on »
2011 in review by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2, ... Read on »
21 days to change… really? by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I found an interesting article today (thank you Twitter) called Busting the 21 days habit formation myth . Apparently, we’ve all been under the impression that science was ... Read on »
21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You’re Depressed. by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This is good… Read the whole piece here 21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You’re Depressed. A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating ... Read on »
84 ways TBI can make your life really interesting by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Some time back, I compiled a list of possible issues TBI can introduce into your life. I combed through a bunch of sources and then put them all together, took out the du ... Read on »
90% of the people who have head injuries don’t get brain rehabilitation by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’m working my way (slowly but surely) through Give Back Orlando’s ebook Self-Therapy for Head Injury: Teaching Yourself to Prevent Head-Injured Moments by Dr. Larry Sch ... Read on »