Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury, Feelings of Isolation and Connecting with Other People
Posted by Second Chance to Live on February 14, 2013
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Several days ago a reader sent me a comment with several questions. I thought about those questions and answered this individual. The answers to the questions helped me to sort through some thing that I have been struggling with of late.
What I shared with this individual was that I have found that there is no silver bullet or easy answer to the dilemma that we experience as individuals living with traumatic or acquired brain injuries. But I found that there is HOPE. In my quest to find solutions — as to why I felt isolated and had a difficult time connecting with people — I grew in awareness.
In my quest to make peace with myself, I wrote articles and published those articles on Second Chance to Live. I would like to share these awareness’ with you through a series of articles that I wrote and published on Second Chance to Live. These awareness’ helped me to grow in self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, self-worth and self-value.
Because of the length of some of the articles, I have divided the below article (s) into parts. Each part of the article has a link to the next part of the article at the base of each part. If you have any difficulty opening each part of the article, please let me know and I will help you. As you read through each article part I believe that you will be able to identify with me my friend.
The awareness’ that I share with in these articles have helped me to realize that although I am powerless over how people chose to interact with me, I am not helpless. I can chose to reach out to the people who care about and want what I have to give and I can practice the principle of live and let live with the individuals who do not care or want what I have to give in life.
“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life that you have imagined…you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
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