Category Archives: Brain injury

Starting small…

“…grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…” Alert and tense, ready for any stumble, I watched him cross the living room, slowly, painstakingly, supported by the walking frame. He does it every day, and so do … Continue reading

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Traffic…

The morning is silent. Even the usual distant traffic noise of the rush-hour mayhem is hushed. The busy road that runs through the village no longer channels the speeding cars and lorries that habitually thunder through this small village. My … Continue reading

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Six second memory

“You’re in goldfish mode again, aren’t you?” My brain-injured son looks smug. I raise my eyes to the heavens. He’s right, I have completely forgotten half the things he just asked me to do. He takes a great and unholy … Continue reading

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A strange gift…

Like most mothers, I have been the recipient of some strange gifts in my time. When children are young, what seems appropriate in their eyes may seem downright bizarre to an adult observer not privy to the inner workings of … Continue reading

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What is love by Nick Verron

Nick is my son… and although he has been loved his whole life and has loved in  his turn, in the article below he asks a question to which all of us will give a different answer. It is the … Continue reading

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An iceberg universe

Fat little fingers hold up the toy as she peers at her reflection, laughing at herself. That she is, at just fifteen months old, very self-aware is evident in the way she plays with her own and her family’s reflections … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror, on them all by Nick Verron

Reblogged from  Nick Verron   Leading by Nick Verron In a recent blog post, I recognised the “social reflection” phenomenon. After watching the next documentary instalment from David Eagleman, I now know why this happens. I’m sure everybody reading this has been … Continue reading

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Be your own worst enemy or your best friend by Nick Verron

Reblogged from Nick Verron… my son on taking your own advice. It’s so awesome! I’ve accidentally led myself down a trail of thought which has solved the major problems currently holding me back in life. Yesterday, I was writing some … Continue reading

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Stranded in civilisation

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Seussination

Thinking to help my son heal his speech right I had sent out a call on the Freecycle site… Every day for a week I was checking to see If anyone local might have some books free. Remembering childhood and … Continue reading

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