So I have some bad habits. We all do. And I’m pretty sure I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Habits may be the most potent contributing factor our fulfillment. They shape us, from our conscious actions to the subconscious thoughts that structure our lives. Because of this, I guard my habits very […]Read more "Give Time to Time"
Deb is a medical student from Alberta, Canada. She is currently in her rotational years which means she is working directly with patients nearly every day. About a year ago Deb was driving home from a rotation and was hit head on by another driver. She suffered from a TBI involving diffuse axonal injury, a […]Read more "Episode 59 – Deb Adesegun"
Jim is currently a MD/PhD student at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He has recently defended his PhD on cerebrospinal fluid physiology or “sleep and its role in cleaning out the brain” as I call it. In addition to his scientific and medical background, Jim is a TBI survivor. One month before starting medical school […]Read more "Episode 58 – Jim Goodman"
AJ is a current Las Vegan (couldn’t resist), although he is originally from Bend, Oregon. AJ was struck in the face by a pool filter that essentially exploded while he was attempting to repair it. He spent several weeks in the hospital and rehab. He doesn’t remember much of anything for the first months after […]Read more "Episode 57 – AJ Kollen"
The other day I was talking to a friend on the phone and they were bragging about some accomplishment they had. To my chagrin, throughout the entire exchange, they failed to mention any of the people that had helped them along the way. For some reason, this upset me. Not beat-up-my-roommate-upset but more like do-a-couple-extra-pushups-the-next-workout-upset. […]Read more "Planking 101"
“We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” -I said this once. I want to point out that what we have here on earth in this life is pretty freaking precious. At times it rough, for some of you reading this, it may always seem difficult. But whether […]Read more "Confucius’ lesson"
So a lot of my closest friends (all two of them) and the people I look up most never get sad. In fact, sometimes I find it to be disingenuous. For example, they get fired from their job, or go through a rough break-up, and within a day or two they are seemingly back to […]Read more "To you or for you"
Jeff has been on the podcast before, and is a functional neurologist at Northwest Functional Neurology in the Portland, OR area. This past spring, he gave a very impressive talk at the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon about the metabolic and immunologic consequences of TBI. Since nutrition, lifestyle, and the gut/immune interface is so close […]Read more "Episode 56 – Jeff McNally DC"
Okay, since yesterday’s post was a longer one I will keep this short and hopefully sweet. Yesterday, I woke up a bit early and found that I had a pretty gnarly headache. In the past, I assumed this was just because I was under rested, or that it was just “part of life” after TBI. […]Read more "Ora et labora"
Okay, since yesterday’s post was a longer one I will keep this short and hopefully sweet. Yesterday, I woke up a bit early and found that I had a pretty gnarly headache. In the past, I assumed this was just because I was under rested, or that it was just “part of life” after TBI. […]Read more "Check your neck"