Right Brain Musings

Life is unpredictable, to say the least.

We hope that things will “work out in our favor”. And in fact, it sometimes does. Some will reach the end of life and have few scars. And we will all agree “that person lived a good life”.  But did they?

The strongest people I know are the ones who have seemingly been dealt the worst deck. But that is just me. An outsider looking in. And “look”, I do. Partly because I want to learn what makes a person resilient in the face of some of the most challenging circumstances. But there is another reason I watch so intently. I am looking for the story. Stories are how we make sense of the world around us. Stories give us hope that we are not alone. As humans, we all want to find that story that we can connect with. The person, circumstance, hardship to help us make sense of our own story.

Enter “Right Brain Musings”………Here you will find the point of view of an outsider looking in.

Not what you get, but what you become

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." -Zig Ziglar I often get messages from people who are feeling discouraged. "Progress isn't fast...

The Gift of Language

“I will never do (X) ” “I Can’t” “I am always going to be this way” “I will be this way forever” “This is impossible” If you have been following me for a while, you know that I discourage this type...

Gratitude, Pain, and Suffering

"Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for."- Zig Ziglar Ahh, the practice...

Superman

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles". - Christpher Reeve, Superman   Christopher Reeve.   Many know of him as a super...

We are products, not prisoners……..

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it."  - Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life     Our past is a great teacher for a better future. For example, I wouldn't know...

Does life get better with age?

"All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to...

Challenge Your Beliefs

If I told you that you have the ability to accomplish whatever you want in life. Would you believe me? “Whether you think you can or can’t, you are right”. – Henry Ford When I was in high school I...

When Goals Go “Rogue”

Setting "big goals" seems to be an admirable quality these days.  Whether it is in life or in neuro rehab, stating you have "big goals" seems to tell the world you are "ambitious". I know you have a...

Beat the odds by starting

Everyone has the ability to be "the one" who beats the odds. And in fact, I see those people on a weekly basis.  I will call these people the "outliers".  Yes, defying the odds. Week after week. ...

The Courage To Continue….

A neurologic injury can have a dramatic impact on every aspect of life. Some lose the ability to speak, walk, hear, see, bath, groom, write, type, eat, and the list goes on.  Yeah, a real “pickle”. ...