Five steps to get through bad days when you’re away from home

Finally the new post is finished! I had two ‘challenging’ weeks which is why it took a while. I ate something wrong, had two flights…

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How I want to enjoy life more

January has begun, which means that the holiday season is officially over. We’ve survived all the excitements, activities and festivities! I hope that you can…

Celebrate your victories, no matter how small

The lesson that got repeated frequently during my rehabilitation, was to stop comparing to your previous life. Because a brain injury turns your whole life…

The emotional impact of losing the sense of control

The moment I wrote last week’s post, I felt like giving myself a pat on the back. After muddling through I finally understood that I…

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What baking cookies taught me about impulse control

Who knew that the simple act of making chocolate cookies would teach me a lesson? If it was the eating of cookies though… The baking…

Relaxing to learn and getting further

Learning more and getting further by relaxing instead of fighting

The first work-week is over! The calendar slowly gets filled and my to-do list is once again a fixed feature on my coffee table. The…

More easily irritated and angry after brain injury

It took some time (read: four and a half years) to finally realize that in certain cases my reactions were off. I’ve mentioned before that…