The Growth Mindset

There is a lot of information out there about the Fixed vs Growth Mindset. If you haven’t heard of it, Google it. There are pages on pages of fascinating studies, articles, Ted Talks.  There is something there for everyone. It all makes sense as a concept as we...

Affirmations

Most of us are well aware of the power of affirmations, whether or not we practice them.  But why not? Why NOT speak life and goodness and health into ourselves? Its sometimes easier to affirm others, rather than ourselves. If Vernon can do it, so can the rest of...

Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes

I’m sure that often the Occupational Therapist’s  important job gets overshadowed, as she has to aid so much in the big muscle work of the PT.  But Vernon had her to himself for a bit yesterday, so I recorded a few videos. My iPhone ran out of space before...

The Memory of the the Heart

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”  Jean Baptiste Massieu Every Friday is significant for us. If nothing else, its a way of keeping track of time. Today marks week 39…just 3 days short of 9 months. I finally stopped by the Fire Station with the...

Starting Again

Side note to our subscribers: we have had some internet problems at the house  for the last few days, and so it seems my last post from a remote location (Panera Bread: Free Internet for ALL!) may not have been sent to our faithful blog subscriber’s emails.  If...

Fresh Horses

I need to clarify something I said in a previous post. When I mentioned the most of a TBI recovery takes place in the first year, this is based on what physicians have told me. That doesn’t mean he will not continue to recover after one year is up. If we are to...