As A Parent…

Before we began our TBI journey with our daughter, Lucy, she was a sweet and sassy 7-year-old little girl with a smile that brightened the room. In one moment, all of that was taken away and our whole world was turned upside down. She could’ve died that day. Lucy fell 6ft 6in off a water [...]

Faith and Traumatic Brain Injury

We have all heard the phrase that miracles happen every day.  We often read stories of incredible triumph through various hardships such as job loss, financial devastation, loss of loved ones, and injuries beyond comprehension.  During such problems, troubles can mount to extremes and one may find their very soul tested to the point [...]

Reflections of Joy 2020

It is Christmas, and I will acknowledge the elephant in the room by saying we all know it has not been an easy year. Everywhere we look, something can overwhelm our senses, turning our focus inward, and unfortunately, away from all that matters most. As the year-end closes, I watch it fade in the distance, [...]

Failing Forward Towards Success After Brain Injury

There is a well-known cliche in life, whether it applies to business or daily living; what does it mean by failing forward towards success? Life after a brain injury can feel like constant personal growth magnified. Learning to adjust our individual goals to fit any new situation can be an uphill climb. How can [...]

My Story

By: Ariel Johnson On the morning of December 13th, 2007 the weather was horrible. It was sleeting, hailing, and snowing. I was driving back to school when I swerved into the oncoming lane and hit a van and then collided into a tree. An off-duty EMT professional saved my life because the seatbelt was choking [...]

Finding My Gifts after Brain Injury

Seven years have passed since the car wreck, where I sustained a mild traumatic brain injury. Through my journey, there were many times I felt I lost my way. My mild concussion didn’t feel mild to me, and I prayed many times, asking God what did He want me to do for Him? How [...]

Love from Christ is Healing Beyond Measure

By Christie Young The beautiful holiday of Christmas celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ is upon us.  I must admit it took me time this year to adjust to the idea of decorating my home.  It was that human element of “one more chore” added to the list.  I rationalized with myself that since I [...]

Nutrition and Self-Care

by Christie Young One of the TBI survivors I follow is Nathalie Kelly, the TBI Recovery Coach from Vermont. Her efforts to record every aspect of her journey has helped me tremendously.  One of the critical components of my recovery has been proper nutrition.  Of the many talented health professionals that Nathalie Kelly interviewed [...]

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