Episode 65 – Leia Tyrrell 2.0

In this episode we have the return of one of our first guests, Leia Tyrrell. Since our first conversation at the end of 2016, Leia has had several more TBI. We discuss the physical and psychological ramifications of these TBI, and many of the broader ideas that many TBI survivors think about on a daily […]

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Episode 64 – Lydia Ewen-Green

One day, while Lydia was playing catch with her nephew she turned around to pick something up, an incoming throw from her nephew struck her in the back of her left ear. Immediately she was completely disoriented, and went into a state of shock. She never would have imagined she just suffered a TBI that […]

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Episode 60 – Ilona Popper

Ilona lives in the wild and open state of Montana and is passionate about environmentalism, literature, and sharing her passions with others. In 2012, she experienced her first TBI at the age of 55. In 2017, she walked into the overhang of a camper and briefly loss consciousness. This led to many symptoms including an […]

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Episode 59 – Deb Adesegun

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 […]

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Give Time to Time

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 […]

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Episode 58 – Jim Goodman

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 […]

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Episode 57 – AJ Kollen

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 […]

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Planking 101

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. […]

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Confucius’ lesson

“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 […]

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To you or for you

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 […]

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