Month: August 2017

Mom life: I am never sleeping again.

Mom life: I am never sleeping again.

What keeps you up at night? My kids. Literally and figuratively. Before I became a Mom, I judged. I managed to suffer through busy season several time as an Auditor and would sleep maybe four hours a night. Despite the lack of sleep, I was […]

Life after Head Injury: Finding my Purpose

Life after Head Injury: Finding my Purpose

For years I’ve been collecting my notes and thoughts about life after my brain injury. I’ve been writing it all down and saving it, so I can recall it when needed. When I was talking to my husband about lacking a professional aspect of my […]

Life after head injury: Migraine Management and Tips to Avoid Them

You’d think that after suffering with migraines for years, I’d be more accustomed to surviving with them, but with three kids, gone are the days of solace and silence.   Bouncing back after an episode has become more challenging, but I’m figuring out.   This […]

Recovering from a Concussion- Mental Rest & Brain breaks

Recovering from a Concussion- Mental Rest & Brain breaks

I have spent the past three days battling a terrible migraine. It keeps coming and going and just when I think the worst of it is over, the  pain comes shooting back, blinding me with such force that I am convinced I am dying. I […]

TBI Life: “You don’t look like you had a head injury…”

TBI Life: “You don’t look like you had a head injury…”

The irony of this statement has riddled my life for the past 8.5 years. As frustrating as it is to be judged, I know I am fortunate that I can walk, talk and “look” healthy.  How I feel is sometimes an entirely different story. You […]

TBI Life: What to do when you are first diagnosed…

TBI Life: What to do when you are first diagnosed…

There were some things that I did after my TBI that set me up for success in my journey (see post here).  Then there were some things that I eventually started doing, but didn’t do early enough in my recovery and I wish I had. […]