WISE WORDS OF WISDOM

This  morning Dr. John Fentress shared these wise words of wisdom carried over from childhood:

“To Thine Ownself Be True”

and,

“Wee See Ourselves But Through One Pair of Eyes

Others See Us Through Many”

When you look in the mirror what/who do you see?

 

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY and ADDICTION

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY and ADDICTION

A recent flier published by the CDC, www.cdg.gov, warns about victimization of persons with TBI and other disabilities.

Consider that a person that has both a TBI and is addicted to alcohol and/or other substances may be open to widespread physical, emotional, and/or financial harm. The CDC “acknowledges such victimization as a serious and preventable public health problem.”

According to the CDC individual factors to recognize are:

-A TBI can cause cognitive problems that reduce one’s ability to perceive risky situations which often leads to physical or sexual violence.

-TBI people may engage in at-risk drinking and drug use that sets them up for victimization.

-Some TBI’s cause impulse control leading to risky sexual behaviors exposing the person to HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

If you know someone that has a TBI, keep up-to-date with the latest information at:

Center for Disease Control: www.cdc.org

Brain Injury Association of America: www.biausa.org

Defense and veterans Brain Injury Center: www.dvbic.or

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LIFE LIKE MUSICAL CHAIRS

My friend, Dr. Jon Davies, recently gave a speech about his personal experience of having a heart attack while out on his daily run.  In addition to being a prestigious psychologist, Jon is a wonderful musician. His speech was profound to those of us in the audience that are Jon’s age, but not as in good shape as he. Toward the end of his speech he said something that I think about everyday: “Life is like a game of musical chairs. What is really important is where we land when the music stops.”

Where will you be when the music stops?

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