Heading the blame away from goal

By Monday, July 14, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

"Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win." - Gary Lineker Sunday's game was scoreless into the 112th minute, but still an exciting one with an attacking, offensive mindset for both teams. That said, I am not writing this post to give an unqualified ...

Adjustment/Accomplishment

By Thursday, July 3, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I've received some very nice and intriguing comments about my last post and they led me to write more about the idea of adjusting. In essence, it's life. Life is one long adjustment, with a bunch of intermittent adjustments thrown in. I wrote my last post, initially with the idea of talking to brain injury survivors. The ...

Adjusting

By Monday, June 30, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Adjusting is not quitting. I finished my Pilates teacher training in Toronto last Sunday - thank you Body Harmonics! I'm feeling great and have confidence that I will be a good and effective teacher. It's due to the outstanding instruction I've gotten from Sarah Stoker at Pony Locale here in St. John's and the amazing teacher training from ...

Welcome (again)!

By Wednesday, June 25, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Welcome to the newly redesigned Concussion Talk website! Please check out the Twitter and Facebook icons on the right side of the screen to go to my Twitter and Facebook pages! Thank you Steve and John for the great work! Now that the aesthetics are taken care of, it’s time for me to get back to posting. I ...

So, now what?

By Tuesday, March 11, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is less a post and than it is a request. When I write it's about some thought I have that is related to my brain injury, or at least relatable to a brain injury. What I'm asking now is if people can send me questions they have about brain injury and recovery. I am ...

Recovery is in the Eye of the Beholder

By Wednesday, February 19, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

In recent years, my "recovery" (more on why that word is in quotes later) seems to have gained steam and I've noticed more improvement, even though the accident that caused my brain injury occurred over ten years ago. I'm sure there are many physiological and neurological reasons why improvements would take this long, then again, ...

Just keep at it

By Wednesday, February 5, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Eleven years ago my balance and mobility were better than good. My health was better than good. Ten years and seven months ago, I was a long way away from feeling anything remotely close to good about my balance and my mobility, or about my health at all. That was a drastic turn, and it ...

Change is good part deux

By Thursday, January 23, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I've completed the first part of the Pilates teacher training. It was anatomy focused, so you knew what moves where, why it moves and how it (whether muscle or bone) helps to move or stabilize another area. It was really interesting and we did some exercises to demonstrate to ourselves what the muscles did and ...

Change is good

By Tuesday, January 14, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I got this title from a song by a great local band: The Pathological Lovers I will be going to Toronto soon to do two parts of a five part Pilates teacher training course. At the first course, I will learn how movement is produced at major joints, how to accurately recruit muscle, and about joint mobility ...

The Crash Reel

By Saturday, December 28, 2013 0 No tags Permalink 0

I cannot urge you enough to watch this movie/documentary. The Crash Reel is about Kevin Pearce,  an aspiring U.S. Olympic snowboarder who crashed while training, 49 days before the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The film wasn't available in Canada until very recently and I watched it for the first time last night. I'm so glad I ...