Dealing with the aftermatch of a stroke can lead to a whirlwind of emotions including confusion, hopelessness, disappointment, and even despair. If you are in the process of recovery, these emotions are completely normal. Here I break down some of the most common emotional “highs and lows” and the things patients have taught me in how they tackle them
Fear in public places after a stroke
Now feeling confident in your mobility after a stroke can make it hard to get up the motivation to go out and try new things. But you CAN overcome fear and live life to the fullest. In this video, I will teach you how.
How to become an outlier
Lots of well-meaning people will tell you to accept your disability. But I disagree. I have seen a number of people over the years defy the odds and exceed the expectations of everyone around them. In this video, I will give your their winning secrets.
Discharged From Therapy
Being discharged from therapy can be a huge motivational blow. I have had some people tell me they felt like “my therapist gave up on me”. But that is just not true. In this video, I will explain to you what is going on “behind the scenes” (in a therapist’s mind) when they have to make the tough decision of discharging you from therapy as well as how to THRIVE in spite of not going to those weekly therapy appointments.
Plateaus are a normal part of the recovery process. In some cases, it might actually be a good thing. In this video you will learn how to push through plateaus and grow both physically and mentally in the process.
Discouragement……Not If, But When
Feeling discouraged is normal. Let’s face it, you thought you would be better by now. And the reality is sinking in. The road is long and the future is uncertain. You have every right to have a mini pity party for yourself. Feeling discouraged is normal. However, there comes a point when feeling discouraged becomes a daily habit and now becomes a HUGE barrier to your progress. In this video, I hope to enlighten you on ways to embrace discouragement and thrive in your stroke recovery.