Seeing Possibilities 

A blog for our visitors, friends, partners, and community members to share thoughts and experiences about living with a brain injury, co-creating community services, and other interesting things that come up!

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A Credo for Support

I've been going through my vast collection of papers and books and Lost Stuff and I found this Credo -- rather than lose the paper again, I thought I'd just post it here for sharing...

My computer also has a video version, which I've posted as well so you can hear the Voices sharing the same message.

The words...

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Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 12:10 by Registered CommenterDr Karen in , | Comments3 Comments

Quote for the Day: Who are You?

No matter where we are, there are always journeys we can make...

You lack a foot to travel?
Then journey into yourself
And like a mine of rubies
receive the sunbeams print

Out of yourself such a journey
will lead you to your self,
It leads to transformation
of dust into pure gold!

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Look! This is Love - Poems of Rumi

Posted on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:00 by Registered CommenterDr Karen in , | CommentsPost a Comment

"All we are given is possibilities --

to make of ourselves one thing or another".   is a quote from Jose Ortega y Gasset and is included in the printed material we share when introducing abi Possibilities.

Melodie Chan, our Continuous Learning Coach, found a short video that features Janine Shepherd.  Janine lives in Austrailia and her story is an example of taking stock of the present, stating her dream out loud and then -- going for it.  She explains that she has always believed if you worked hard and believed in yourself then anything is possible.  We tend to agree with her!

Watch Janine in action. 

Listen for her talk about the power of listening to yourself and creating what success means to you!

 

 

Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 10:13 by Registered CommenterPaula Cassin | Comments3 Comments

The Best Worst Moment of My Life: Sharing a Story of Thriving after Brain Injury

This is a guest post from Jesse, one of our service providers at Possibilities. In talking with him, he told me the story of the "Best Worst Thing" that ever happened to him and I knew this would be a wonderful story to share.

So here is Jesse's story...

Whenever anyone asks what the best thing that ever happened to me was, it's always the same shocking answer.  It isn’t my first kiss, or my sweet sixteen birthday extravaganza. It isn’t my first promotion or my first time watching a movie on the big screen.

When I was 18, I was hit by a drunk driver on New Years Eve, receiving a fractured skull and 22 staple stitches.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 15:52 by Registered CommenterSite Admin in , , | CommentsPost a Comment

Brain Injury X-posed: The Survivor's View

I came across this link to a very cool project called Brain Injury X-Posed from the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. They used a technique called PhotoVoice to create photos of the experiences of living with a brain injury. What is PhotoVoice? Photovoice is a process by which people can represent their lives, points of view, and experiences using photographs and narratives. ...

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Posted on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 09:50 by Registered CommenterSite Admin | Comments8 Comments