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4th of July: Managing Sensory Overload and PTSD
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While many Fourth of July public celebrations, fireworks shows, and festivals have were cancelled due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, many of these activities have returned for the 2022 holiday, along with individuals, groups, communities and neighborhoods conducting their own fireworks.  For many with traumatic brain injury (TBI), cognitive conditions, and neurodiversity, fireworks can trigger Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and/or sensory overload and other stressors.  Preparation is key to manage this holiday.  Here are some links that can help.  Here’s a good article on how to manage PTSD on the 4th of July holiday.  Here’s some helpful information in this article about seizure risks…

Monday Motivation: June 27, 2022
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Prioritize peace.  If it nurtures, calms, and revitalizes you, make time for it.  If it stresses, distresses, or depresses you, reconsider it.  Related Posts:Monday Motivation: April 11, 2022Monday Motivation: March 14, 2022Monday Motivation: May 9, 2022Monday Motivation: May 2, 2022One Word Makes All The DifferenceBEST Monday Motivation: March 2, 2020

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“We are the good news that we have been looking for. Demonstrating that every dusk holds a dawn disguised within it. Today we don’t burst into a new world. We begin it.”   Amanda Gorman    The BEST E-newsletter is out.   View it here.    Aren’t a subscriber yet? It’s fast, easy, and secure. Click here to get started!        Related Posts:Our Holiday Newsletter is Here!The BEST E-Newsletter!Superheroes, Support, Health, Holidays, and More!May E-Newsletter: BelieveNEW: How to Create a Superhero in 3 Steps!2020: A Superhero Year to Come!

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