Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects and upsets life on multiple levels: physical, psychological, social, and even spiritual.

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‘An Ordinary Person, One extraordinary Life’ just published

"An Ordinary Person, One Extraordinary Life"

available to buy on Amazon +

Just waiting for the cover picture to be updated by Amazon on the Kindle version

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

Mine!

Gill Carruthers

published by Golden Dawn Publishing (NZ)

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“The Nurses” Book???

"An Ordinary Person, One Extraordinary Life"

http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

I often say to “the nurse” that she should write HER story (she agrees it is quite different/amazing (“unbelievable”??) and am sure many readers “out there” would like it. By the way she reads very widely/voraciously * (big word, eh, like ‘marmalade) and writes very well – way more “conventionally/normally” than “totally impulsive/driven/obsessive” me (“you’re not like ‘real/proper writers, c;!’). Once written  I could quickly publish it with Amazon, but she’s extremely private and doesn’t share at all online…so don’t think likely to happen.

# She reads so fast that the pages start smouldering

Anyway I take up more than enough space on the www already. So get your own internet, you fairy!”

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/monty-python-its-the-arts-get-your-own-arts-program-you-fairy/

https://mymovie2015.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/monty-python-its-the-arts/

from a “Google’ (to rescue me from “sheer utter chaos”)

enjoy

“Spaced out very slow reader of NOT much” c

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After my car accident and life with the diagnosis of having a brain injury …. is when it all changed…. like the snap of fingers!

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/08/07/after-my-car-accident-and-life-with-the-diagnosis-of-having-a-brain-injury-is-when-it-all-changed-like-the-snap-of-fingers-3/

My other blogs in this area are at

www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury

http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com

http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com

https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com

https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com

and

https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

Shining a light of hope in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

“Inform, educate, uplift and (perhaps even) inspire”

fromhttps://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/thoughts-from-an-injured-brain-timothy-giles/

from a Google search (to rescue me from “sheer utter chaos”). Thanks “BIG G”
and by that, I mean God… rather than Google!https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/thoughts-from-an-injured-brain-timothy-giles/

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“On the ‘journey (race) of life, perhaps the greatest of miracles lies not in crossing the finish line, but the obstacles (seemingly insurmountable ??) overcome along the way.”

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Saving my energy- One Thing A Day

How Life Has Happened For Me

Energy after my TBI has big my biggest side effect. I wake up exhausted daily. I never feel rested. But I always try to look at the positives from this, I should be dead or in a comatose state to seeing tired is no big deal. I will deal with it.

But with this comes a lot of changes to life and daily awareness and planning. Yes I can still vacation, which is amazing but what people don’t see is one week of vacation puts me down for a good 2-3 weeks or more to recover. But it is for vacation and that’s worth it to me so I do it.

Working- I know I can do one four hour shift a week (with 1.5 hour transportation on the bus each way) and still be functioning. I have done 2 shifts in one week, and it was not the best…

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Stand by me (by John Lennon)

It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn: A Story of Hope

https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2020/07/02/stand-by-me-by-john-lennon/

pics from http://www.fromdarknesstothelight.wordpress.com http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, entertaining(??), impacting, encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring (enough there for now, c)

Stand by me (by John Lennon) — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

and

http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com

SHARE, SUPPORT, IMPACT, UPLIFT, ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER and perhaps even INSPIRE… together

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Neurological Foundation: The life you save could be yours

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Memory Strategies for Doctor Visits and Life After 🧠 Injury and Any Illness or Injury

Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s)

http://www.craigsblogs.wordpress.com

http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com

Hi Jessy
Thanks for the follow(s) and happy blogging

I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks to YOU all for the thanx” (in thought)

if you want to follow me, go to https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

and

https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

Who says men can’t multi-task!

“The impossible we do immediately. Miracles take a little longer.”

from

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/…/the-cognitive-eff…/…

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)

Now back to the message I was posting before I got distracted

enjoy anyway and happy blogging

“totally impulsive” c

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)
* the story of my “little” life

#

Hi

CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”

I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (even “zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
in recent years …true!). A few of my blogs went “balistically viral” a few years back and I got swamped with comments on my various blogs… so had to close them all off.

Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.

Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet. As mentioned (stop repeating yourself, c – bad writing…otherwise the first signs of approaching senility!), I was unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages, so had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me.

My other blogs in this area are at

http://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury

http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com

http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com

https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com

https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com

and

https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/

We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

– Jeff Sebell
Shining a light of hope in the darkest corners
Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)
“Inform, educate, inspire”

Sorry and hope you can understand.

* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

~ Franz Kafka

I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

“As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
– craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

“Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
“Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
and you may even hit the stars.”
– craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
– c

“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/
and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or
Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well
that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper
who did his job well.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

PPS
Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing (which I’m often told is what is “safest” for me!)

“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster… otherwise I’d say: ‘Doc, do I still have time to go and finish off this last post or article? Or if not, do you have a pill that will do the trick?”

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent

http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!

“When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ”

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

PPS

“I wish you well on a rainy day
I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
to remind you that happiness can happen
when you least expect it.

I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
to show you the simple beauty of life
and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

I wish you rainbows
I wish you well.”

– Larry S. Chengges

”Since I can never see your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand.”

– James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915

How Life Has Happened For Me

I wanted to share this since I just finished it. I have a psych appointment tomorrow and it’s been since July 1. However, at every appointment she asks me what I have been up to and while I’m zoom or in person and I have to take time to look through my calendar to tell her. So today I took 30-45 minutes to go through my calendar and journal notes to write it all down and be able to relay it all to her from that sheet. Not all is detailed, but at least a short couple of words to jog my memory and relay it to her. If you have memory issues or a brain Injury I highly recommend it. I also journal daily and will post what that looks like, they are things I can look back on and see what worked, didn’t work, what not to do…

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“A fitting tribute to a tumultuous yet triumphant story, encouraging all of us to think twice about what we are capable of accomplishing, regardless of our personal barriers.”

craig's thoughts

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2020/10/02/a-fitting-tribute-to-a-tumultuous-yet-triumphant-story-encouraging-all-of-us-to-think-twice-about-what-we-are-capable-of-accomplishing-regardless-of-our-personal-barriers-6/ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams. “ Shared by “totally unmusical (+ impulsive”) c […]

“A fitting tribute to a tumultuous yet triumphant story, encouraging all of us to think twice about what we are capable of accomplishing, regardless of our personal barriers.” — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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PPS
Don’t worry about the world ending today…
it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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