It Just Is

By Tuesday, January 27, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

It's an earlier and shorter post than usual this week because I'm heading to Toronto on Wednesday so that I can take another Pilates course on Friday, Swimming Mechanics and Protocols, at Body Harmonics. Before my accident and brain injury I played water polo for eight years and I was just getting into triathlon. I ...

Exercise is Good for the Brain

By Wednesday, January 21, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

This past week's Pilates classes have gone really well! Even though Friday's class was still small, a few more people came than last week, and there was a much bigger turnout for Saturday morning's class! I think they went well, and I've heard good feedback too. The Neuro class at Pony Locale was great again this ...

Room to Grow, Things to Learn

By Thursday, January 15, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

During this past week I have had both great classes and great learning experiences. The neuro Pilates/kinesiology class at which I helped (taught by Sarah and Mike) at Pony Locale went really well! The participants showed up in numbers and in spirit! All were very interested in what was being asked and demonstrated and everyone enthusiastically participated. So, ...

What does 2015 hold?

By Thursday, January 8, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

It's about time I wrote again! I spent the first week of the year, from New Year's Eve at about midday until Monday or so, with that cold that seems to have made the rounds, not just in St, John's, but everywhere. Now I can think about some of the good things this year may ...

Speaking of…

By Wednesday, December 3, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I have been writing Concussion Talk for over four years. During that time I have written copious posts and an ebook, Detour. I enjoy writing and getting my ideas on paper, or on a screen as the case may be. That being said, beginning in January 2015, I would like to do more public speaking about brain ...

Sunday Part Two: Learning curve

By Thursday, November 13, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

As with last week, this second Sunday went well, albeit with fewer particpants. I've been tired this week, and I was out with friends on Saturday night, but it still felt good to get up on Sunday morning and go to the Pilates studio. As is so often the case with any exercise, I felt better ...

Sunday

By Monday, November 3, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I taught my first Pilates class at Pony Locale yesterday. I'm happy about it and I'm excited to do more teaching! I'm a bit hesitant to say that the class went well because it's not for me to decide. It went well if the participants all enjoyed it and felt good after the class. They ...

My ebook, Detour!

By Thursday, October 30, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Available here! I self published it, via Leanpub, on August 1, 2014, 11 years after my accident (coma and brain injury too) and almost 12 years after the completion of a two month bike trip across Canada. Click through to get to the link!

Detour

By Thursday, October 2, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Detour - that's the title of my ebook (available here). I self published it, via Leanpub, on August 1, 2014, 11 years after my accident (coma and brain injury too) and almost 12 years after the completion of a two month bike trip across Canada. That's what the book is about. I have sold 68 copies ...

Getting back to where you were

By Wednesday, September 24, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Huh? That seems counterproductive. I've always understood life and time as concepts that move forward, but commonly, after a very difficult injury that changes the way one sees and interacts with the world and society, people say that instead of moving forward, one should 'get back to the way you were'. Granted, I thought this way ...