DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor nor do I intend to play one on the internet. When attempting to answer the concussion, “what is a concussion?” the answers are many and high variable. Here are some definitions from respected sources: CDC: “A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, […]Read more "How to explain your concussion to others with SCIENCE"
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 […]Read more "Make someone else’s day make your day by making their day better than your day initially was"
I want to be transparent on this blog. I want you to read this and know that there is no façade or ulterior motives. This said, besides the initial acute symptoms of my accident and the 6-month period of rehab, I have experienced little to zero concussion symptoms. I didn’t realize this until meeting fellow […]Read more "Healthy Belly, Healthy Brain: How a modified keto diet eliminated my symptoms"
Okay guys and gals, We can talk until our faces are blue about how to prevent concussive symptoms. What kind of tea should I drink to get better sleep? What are the best eye masks to keep all the light out when I’m sleeping in? How can I practice gratitude through the way I eat? […]Read more "What to do when the symptoms set in…"
Have you ever woken up before your alarm and thought about your plans for the day, spiraling into hypothetical thoughts and scenarios that only serve to keep you from getting back to sleep? Have you ever struggled to fall asleep worrying that you forgot to do something that day? How about conversing with your best […]Read more "How a daily planner has brought me back to life."
The following activity changed my attitude towards the present because I know what I want my future life to look like, who I want to be, where I want to be, and what I want to be do. TASK: What will a day in the life look like in 10 years? Its May, 2027, and you get to create […]Read more "A Day in the Life: Salt or Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band"
I know that possibly the worst part of concussive symptoms is insomnia. In addition to exhaustion, it exacerbates all other symptoms. Here are some great tips on how to improve sleep: A. Sleep Meditation Apps Relax Melodies. Relax & Sleep by Glenn Harrold. Pzizz Sleep. Sleepmaker Rain. Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep. Relax Melodies: Oriental Meditation. […]Read more "Cheap Tricks to sleep: surrender to the routine."
Presence. What is the first thing you’d do if you had 1 year of life left? One month? One day? This is a lost question in our culture, extinct. Last I checked 10/10 people die. But how does this affect our lives? How do we embrace this dark truth and continue to live? Some respond […]Read more "Today is a good day to die"