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Hi, everyone!  How are you doing?  Well, I hope!  It is the dog  🐕 days of summer and I am working on getting a definitive schedule set up for the fall.  I have a lot of things on my “to-do” list, but sometimes things come up and I want to be “adaptable.”  It is not always easy, but I am just taking small steps.  That is all any of us really can do.

How do you get through the “dog days of summer?”  God bless you all and stay cool 😎 and hydrated!

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From what they tell me, today was the day I got into my car accident and subsequent TBI. Is is difficult to be descriptive and accurate, as months prior and afterwards are completely blocked out. Deleted, erased, eleminated. How many years ago this happened is absent from any of my knowledge. But I am here, writing this, processing this, and that’s that. I hope all of you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Take care and God bless!


COME GLIDE WITH ME (let’s glide, let’s glide away)


Hello, and welcome to Wednesday, July 15th.  I went on a glider ride this weekend.  It was very interesting and a little bit scary.  It was at a small airport in West Virginia and I thought our co-pilot looked like Hunter S. Thomson. He had the hat and everything.  If you don’t know who Hunter S. Thompson is, that is fine.  If you feel like looking him up, try “gonzo journalism.”  Then you will understand why I was a little frightened!

So, first things first.  A glider is very, very small.  It seats two people and I think 🤔 the best way to describe it is like Snoopy’s plane 🧣 ✈️.

You need 3 principle and basic for a glider.  They are LIFT, DRAG, and WEIGHT.  Now, without an engine on the glider, you have a basic problem.  How do you get off the ground in the first place?

Getting of the ground is going to be out of the ordinary, as a glider does not have a motor, like other plans have.  To get into the air you have a couple of options.  A powered plain can tow the glider using a long rope.  Once the pilot of the glider has reached his or her desired altitude, the pilot releases the rope.

Please stay tuned for more exciting glider news and action photos!

Talking Points


Hello, and welcome to July!  I hope you and your families are doing well and staying safe.  I wanted to talk about expressing our FEELINGS  and expressing our EMOTIONS.  Well, I know that I WANT to say, but it just comes out like a leaking, clogged faucet.  Why can’t I just let it FLOW?  

What do you do?  How do you express your feeling and emotions?  Do you write?  Do you use art 🖼 in its many forms to express your feeling and emotions?  Do you nit/ crochet 🧶?  Do you walk/ hike to reconnect with nature?

I find that I get flabbergasted 😲 when I try to call my doctors and the pharmacy.  I get so nervous because I just can’t “freestyle talk”  if we get into deeper detail.  If I am asked about dates, so instance, I have difficulty just pulling them out of the abyss that seems to be my brain sometimes.

So what do I do?  I write it down on some notepaper that I keep next to me while on the phone.  If I am calling about medications, I have the bottles right next to me.  This is a huge help.  Some pharmacies have on-line resources that you can use to refill some or all of your prescriptions.  I get text alerts when I need to renew a medication or if I need to contact my physician.  Do you have this service available at your pharmacies?

 

Please let let us know what does/ doesn’t work for you.  Thanks for your time and have a beautiful week.

 

DECIDE HOW YOU WILL NAVIGATE ROUGH WATERS


Brain Injury Support Group of Duluth-Extension

Hello, and welcome to a new week.  I hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing weekend.  As the month winds down I hope you are all safe and healthy.  We are coming up on the 4th of July and this year will be different.  We all have different events that we may not be able to attend and it can really leave a sour taste in our mouths and pains in our hearts.

On the other hand, the 4th of July can cause anxiety and nerves from the loud noises of fireworks.  I know many pet owners who have to live with the fact that this will be a very scary night for their dogs 🐕 🐶, cats 🐱 🐈 and other animals.  How do your pets react?  How do you calm them and keep them comfortable?

How do YOU react to the loud noises and fireworks and large groups of people?…

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DECIDE HOW YOU WILL NAVIGATE ROUGH WATERS


Hello, and welcome to a new week.  I hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing weekend.  As the month winds down I hope you are all safe and healthy.  We are coming up on the 4th of July and this year will be different.  We all have different events that we may not be able to attend and it can really leave a sour taste in our mouths and pains in our hearts.

On the other hand, the 4th of July can cause anxiety and nerves from the loud noises of fireworks.  I know many pet owners who have to live with the fact that this will be a very scary night for their dogs 🐕 🐶, cats 🐱 🐈 and other animals.  How do your pets react?  How do you calm them and keep them comfortable?

How do YOU react to the loud noises and fireworks and large groups of people?  Well, the large groups may not be applicable this year, but what do you do?  How do you deal with this situation?  Please share any tips and advice.

This is a wonderful time to call and check in on your family and friends. It’s always great to take some time to catch up.

Stay safe and have fun!Continue reading “DECIDE HOW YOU WILL NAVIGATE ROUGH WATERS”

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