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

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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The Unconscious Mind in an Injured Brain

TVO devoted a week of primetime programming to Mysteries of the Mind. And The Agenda, hosted by Steve Paikin, featured a different brain-focused topic each evening as introduced by Dr. Norman Doidge, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Toronto and author of The Brain That Changes Itself. One of TVO’s multi-part documentaries was on the unconscious […]

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Pills are Not the Only Modality of Treating the Brain

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the medical system treats the “mental illness” aspect of brain injury, that is, moods, thinking styles, that sort of thing. I’ve never been put on drugs for depression or concentration problems, but I know others who have, and my neurodoc has talked to me several times about […]

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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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Home Stretch Stops on Orangeberry Book Tours

We’re entering the home stretch of the the Orangeberry Book Tour for She and going from daily to weekly stops for Concussion Is Brain Injury. Since my last post, the She book tour has stopped at The Reading Cat — Review (tiny spoiler) Book Lover’s Dream — Interview and Book Feature Need to Stop Reading […]

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#TwitterView with @ShireenJ on Concussion Is Brain Injury

At the end of my first week of my Orangeberry Book Tour for Concussion Is Brain Injury comes a #TwitterView, short for a Twitter interview. This is my third one, and I’m getting to be an old hand at this — or so I think until I see the first question. Oy! What makes your […]

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