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By On December 20th, 2016

Laurie Rippon Changes Her Narrative of Self

In late November I interviewed Laurie Rippon for NeuroNotes. I had followed Ms. Rippon through her blog, TBI to LIFE many of which addressed issues of loss of self and reinventing oneself after brain injury. Ms. Rippon, a successful and extremely competent editor and mother of two, enjoyed a great career in publishing until a…

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By On February 25th, 2016

Mindfully Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Caregiving

Written by Melissa Felteau, MAdEd Like so many others who have had the experience of a brain injury, we have been the recipients of a great deal of compassion and love – especially from our parents, who helped us face the daunting challenges to recovery.  So what happens when the roles are reversed as our…

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By On February 25th, 2016

Melissa Felteau Shares Her Journey with NeuroNotes

When you first meet Melissa Felteau you will encounter a ball of positive energy packed into her diminutive frame. She wasn’t exuding positive energy when I first met her and her father at a brain injury conference almost 25 years ago in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. In fact, she was devastated by the aftermath of…

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By On September 17th, 2015

Catastrophic Injury: The Struggle to Heal

Written by Dan Harren “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before.”–Elizabeth Edwards  “Never, never, never give up.”-Winston Churchill The catastrophic injury survivor must eventually face the question: do I accept my current abilities and disabilities, or do I keep striving for more? Do I keep…

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By On May 20th, 2014

Caregivers as Clients: Who’s Caring for the Caregiver?

Severe brain injury doesn’t just impact the victim.  The people who love and care for the survivors are just as devastated, but their needs are often overlooked.  From the moment they receive that dreaded call, caregivers are asked to put aside their feelings and future to tend to the survivor.  Unfortunately, there are long-term consequences…

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