Survivor

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

By Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-Chief It’s a new year, a new start, and maybe even a new shift in your mindset. January 1st marks the beginning of a new year, a new chapter of your life, and possibly a new...

Discovering Mindfulness: Taking a Step Outside the Head

Discovering Mindfulness: Taking a Step Outside the Head

By Ian Hebeisen While working on her Master’s degree, Dr. Mallory Fox studied traumatic brain injuries, sports-related injuries, and concussions. She wrote a paper on CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in that time. Yet, despite all of her studies,...

Playing the Hand She’s Dealt

Playing the Hand She’s Dealt

By Ellen Fortini Early one morning in November 2010, Aimee Osgood went to get her children up for school when she slipped on her bedroom floor. As she landed, a screw on her bedframe sliced her arm wide open....

Lessons: July and August

Lessons: July and August

by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief At the moment I am writing this, the world is slowly beginning to shift back to a sense of normalcy. As vaccination efforts are in full-swing, and folks are able to start seeing friends and...

A Pursuit of Happiness, Sadness, or Any Emotions

A Pursuit of Happiness, Sadness, or Any Emotions

By Ian Hebeisen When discussing changes in her life after receiving her traumatic brain injury, my mom mentions all sorts of physical symptoms: vision problems, nerve spasms, the whole nine yards. One of the most dramatic changes she describes...

Warrior Mom: The Power of Persistence

Warrior Mom: The Power of Persistence

by Ian Hebeisen In September 2012, celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin answered a phone call that no parent should ever receive. Her 16-year-old son, Grant, had been the victim of a hit and run car accident that...

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