Fear swirled around me, filling my head and controlling my thoughts. Too disoriented to know up from down. I couldn’t pay attention for any length of time and was often agitated and frustrated. These feelings were all based in fear. How was I going to live with a disability? How would I do it? The […]
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My crash started me on a journey, darker and more disabling yet more enlightening , than anything I’d ever known. Until rehab, I didn’t know what I didn’t know.
Trauma can set us free by helping us weed out the the things we don’t really need and seek for and cling to the most essential things, like compassion.
Because I hated my injury, I spoke like I hated it. I was angry and sounded angry. Pessimism and negativity crowded out any positive thoughts before they could take hold. I saw problems everywhere I looked. Thinking and speaking negatively made me see my future in the most negative light possible. It was like my […]
Suddenly needing to adapt to different groups of people was tough. My associates changed from co workers and people who were enjoying life to people who seemed to be focused on just getting through the day. One of the new cultures I tried hard to fit into was college.