Make someone else’s day make your day by making their day better than your day initially was

I am in traffic, my patient is in the back, quiet, possibly hungry, possibly incontinent, but sick of car rides. I round the corner down the hill from the hospital and am greeted by a coagulation of vehicles parked on the road. Briefly I think construction, next I think accident, then I look at the […]

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Episode 14 – Colin Hoffman

Colin is a homie that I met via the Brain Injury Support Group at Oregon State. He is an LA native who is currently studying business and agriculture at OSU during the school year. In the winter of his senior year of high school he crashed while snowboarding in Tahoe, breaking his collar bone and […]

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Episode 13- Dr. Ty Duffield PhD

Dr. Duffield is a Neuropsychology Fellow on the Sports Medicine Team at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. Unlike the usual storytelling with a few tips and words of wisdom, this episode consists of the practical wisdom from Dr. Duffield’s’ years of schooling and clinical experience. We discuss his view on what a […]

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Box Breathing for Stress

Inhale 2 3 4 5 Hold 2 3 4 5 Exhale 2 3 4 5 Hold 2 3 4 5 Repeat. Last year I started meditating on a regular basis. What type? I have no idea. I didn’t even Google it or a look at FAQ’s on Siddhartha’s fan page. I simply sat in silence […]

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Episode 12 – Matt Rockhold

Matt is a beast of another kind.  This guy has had 10 concussions. 10!! That is not a typo. I think it goes without saying, but he has acquired an absurd amount of resilience and wherewithal from these experiences.  We all know how impactful a single concussion can be, but 10 is a whole other […]

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Episode 10 – Todd Jarvis

Todd Jarvis is an associate professor at both Oregon State University and the University of Oregon. He is also the Director of the Institute for Water and Watersheds. In January of 1978, at the age of 19, he fell from multiple levels to the ground while helping a friend build a house (yes, very manly). […]

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