NaNoWriMo 2014 Begins . . . on Twitter

NaNoWriMo 2014 Begins . . . on Twitter

I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to participate in National Novel Writing Month, which I have since 2009, this year. The thought was disturbing. But my muse came to the rescue. It said: locate a novel on Twitter. Make it a mystery. You figure out the rest. Well, I did. And though […]

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Reading a Sign While tDCS Stimulating Wernicke's

Reading a Sign While tDCS Stimulating Wernicke’s

ShireenJ (@ShireenJ) 2014-10-22, 8:59 AM @ADDCentre -> MT @mattgallowaycbc: great sign about distracted driving. RT @BrentToderian: Clever. Spread the word. pic.twitter.com/OKVyYrxWf7 When that tweet I MT’d came into view on my Twitter feed, it caught my attention, not for its rather obvious message, I mean who’s dumb enough to think texting and driving is a […]

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Do Therapists Need to be on Twitter?

Data don’t lie; you can’t hide from data. Mid-August my gamma brainwaves had dropped, my ever-spinning busy brain, heart rate, and muscle tension risen. Then my Pastor helped me make a necessary decision, and all my brainwaves returned to my normal the first week of September. I learnt a hard lesson about social media and […]

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Distraction Therapy, Twitter’s Great Strength

Distraction therapy is a time-honoured, doctor-endorsed way to cope with pain of all kinds, chronic illness, lifelong injuries, basically 24/7 health problems that drive you bonkers if you don’t find some way to separate your mind from them even if it’s only doable for a minute. Judy Taylor, the woman who couldn’t eat and suffered […]

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May’s #ABIchat: Ambition

Heard on Q: first-born girls are the most ambitious and most likely to succeed. Bwahahahaha! Ahem. #braininjury — ShireenJ (@ShireenJ) May 5, 2014 Brain injury takes so much from us or from clients and loved ones. On May 5th, I was listening to the radio show Q on CBC Radio 1 when Jian Ghomeshi, the […]

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Brain Injury Friendly Way to Socialize: My Article in March 2014 OBIA Review

Brain Injury Friendly Way to Socialize: My Article in March 2014 OBIA Review

Because of my Twitter activities and launching #ABIchat last year, the Communications and Program Assistant at OBIA, the Ontario Brain Injury Association, contacted me about writing an article on social media for their magazine OBIA Review. It’s rather nice to be invited out of the blue to write something, and so I did. Back in […]

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NaNoWriMo 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013

I didn’t think I would do it this year. The novel I had in mind, I couldn’t get researched in time. I had trouble even with desiring to write anything, and I worried that by the time November 1st came around, I’d have some motivation back but nothing to write. And so I, unusually for […]

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Announcing the Launch of #ABIchat on Twitter

One of the great things about Twitter is the way it fosters conversations, the way people support each other. One of the things the brain injury community is lacking is a place to chat regularly on Twitter. And so I am launching a regular Twitter chat I’ve given the moniker “#ABIchat.” After seeing other medical […]

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Time and Space Goes on a Virtual Book Tour

New novel, new book tour! I launched Time and Space on 4 June 2013 and sent it off on an Orangeberry book tour at the same time. Today ends the first leg of the book tour, which comprised reviews (to come), guest posts, author interviews, and a #TwitterView! Day One: Newbie Blast and a Feature […]

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