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Broken Brilliant Patient Expert

California
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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Such a headache by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Holy crap, I have a headache. It feels like a vice is pressing in on both temples, and my eyes hurt. I’m sick to my stomach. I have felt like this since early this morning ... Read on »
Gearing Up for Change by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Time to move to a new fishbowl. I have another two days before I give notice at my current job. The whole weekend. Typically, I am very happy to have the weekend, an ... Read on »
DIY OT for TBI by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The magic koosh ball When it comes to TBI/concussion recovery, we are so very often on our own. We frequently don’t get the rehab help we need because: we ... Read on »
Pretty much done with Facebook by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Over the past few months, I’ve really scaled back my FB activity, the latest adjustment being removing it from my smartphone. Since my smartphone is work-issued, ... Read on »
Come Monday, a lot is going to change by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, it has finally happened. I had some phone screens for a new job, followed by interviews, and I got — and accepted — the offer! Holy smokes, it’s actually happening ... Read on »
Left hand focus and training by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Keep it going – it gets better! So, I took a day off juggling, just to let my body and brain rest. I got pretty sore in my shoulders and legs, from the new motions ... Read on »
Practical training to fix TBI issues – processing speed, reaction time, memory by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health My n-back results today – click to see a close-up I’m doing my dual n-back training again this morning. It’s pretty awesome. I’ve already noticed an improvement in ... Read on »
Me and my Brain Workshop addiction by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Something very cool is happening with my brain. I’ve been doing some Dual N-Back training – where you watch and listen to a series of shapes and sounds appearing in se ... Read on »
A different kind of juggling by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, I’ve really been enjoying juggling – it’s really a fun thing for me, and it’s an opportunity for constant improvement, which I really like. After getting really ex ... Read on »
Rest is my friend – five things that changed my habits for the better by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Go to sleep, I’m a bear… Wake up, I’m better. Today is another “on” day for me. Yesterday I had to step away from my LIST of to-do items that I’d put together on Fri ... Read on »
A different kind of juggling by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, I’ve really been enjoying juggling – it’s really a fun thing for me, and it’s an opportunity for constant improvement, which I really like. After getting reall ... Read on »
The shell-ter we carry with us by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Our home is what we make it One of my readers made a great comment over at a recent post : I have come to recognise and realise, we people with TBIs need to embold ... 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 »
Help where we can find it by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health You just have to keep looking till you find what will help I’ve always been a very independent person. I think I’ve had to become this way, because I had so little h ... Read on »
After this long week… by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I am ready for a break. Not so much a break from work, as break from pointless stupidity. What is wrong with people, that they must create so much drama? I just don’t know ... Read on »
Learning to throw with my left hand by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I really loved to play ball when I was a kid basketball, football, soccer… and especially baseball, softball, whiffleball… you name it. If there was a ball (and pref ... Read on »
Making the most of my time by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I had a very interesting experience yesterday. And today. I started practicing juggling a couple of balls, to rewire my brain and explore some neuroplasticity. I thoug ... Read on »
Body practice for brain improvement by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve added a new piece to my morning/evening routines — when I am about to brush my teeth, I pull my toothbrush out of the holder and toss it from hand to hand. Sometimes ... Read on »
Keeping that warm fire burning by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It’s up to me to feed the fire I’m in kind of a raw place this morning. I’ve got a phone screen interview for a potentially great job, later today, and I’m starting ... Read on »
Keeping focus when everything is GREAT by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health One of the more interesting challenges in my life, is keeping focused on what I’m doing, when everything is going great and I have a lot of energy. That’s what I’m dea ... Read on »