We are the good news

“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. (more…)


One thing a stroke left intact is my memory, thank goodness. Mostly I mean my long-term memory; my short term still needs some work. I’ve written before about a night just a few months after I left the hospital. It was a night my brain was working overtime to keep my long term memory sharp (more…)

Coping with Short Term Attention Span

It seems like there’s no end to the list of things that go haywire after a traumatic brain injury. One of the things I haven’t written about is short attention span. Of all the more frustrating things that I was left with after the stroke I experienced, it was hard it was to focus and (more…)

Coping with Anger

One day you’re going about your day and  minding your own business. Next thing you know something happens, out of the blue, and suddenly you have a traumatic brain injury.  And suddenly, although you had always been calm and mild mannered, you have anger issues.  When I first got my stroke-related brain injury, I found (more…)

Monday Motivation: June 6, 2022

“We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.”   All steps onward and upward, even if small and twisty, matter. 💙     BEST loves sharing … Facebook0TwitterPinterest0tumblr0Linkedin0Reddit0Email0


If there is one thing traumatic brain injury (TBI)  survivors know about, it’s resilience. Being a TBI survivor, I know a thing or two about resilience myself. I get comments about my resilience all the time. I think a lot of people are probably thinking about my physical resilience, how I’ve started to gradually walk (more…)