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Hidden Objects: Torture or Teacher?

Disclaimer I am not affiliated with “Where’s Waldo” or the company that created the puzzle in this post. I did not, and will not, receive any compensation for sharing the puzzle or linking to the company where I found the free, printable puzzle. My motivation for writing this post was to share a tool I used during my recovery from brain cancer, surgeries, chemo, and radiation. Solving a hidden …Continue reading →

Can You Read This?

Disclaimer  As best I can tell, the puzzle in this post was shared by Luol Deng then shared with me by Meredith Tiz-Ott. The puzzle is a type of cryptogram in which a letter from the solution is replaced by a letter, number, or symbol in the puzzle. A replacement will be true for an entire puzzle, but may change in …Continue reading →

Using a Computer After Brain Injury

Disclaimer The article in this post was written by Alex Barker for AbilityNet, an organization in the United Kingdom (UK) that, according to their website, “exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.” I realize some readers of this blog do not live in the UK and calling the …Continue reading →

Program Introduces Veterans to Healing Horses

Disclaimer Text under the heading, “Article Excerpt” was written by Natalie June for the Elburn Herald. The photograph in this post was submitted by Jerry Paulsen to June. Article Excerpt MAPLE PARK, IL — Eight veterans and their spouse or caregiver, traveled from all over the nation to Maple Park to participate in the pilot program for Boots and Hooves, Inc., a …Continue reading →

When Brain Injury Leads to Brilliance

Disclaimer The article featured in this post was written by Alison Caporimo for Reader’s Digest. I received permission from Reader’s Digest to include Caporimo’s article in this post. The picture is a free download from All Free Download. I chose to feature the article because it identifies several survivors who overcame significant adversity by adapting to their “new” normal rather than focusing on what they can …Continue reading →

Cryptograms: Torture or Teacher?

Disclaimer I am not affiliated in any way with the British Museum or the company that created the puzzle in this post. I did not, and will not, receive any compensation for linking to the British Museum, using the puzzle in this post, or linking to the company that shared the free, downloadable puzzle. My motivation for featuring the puzzle is to provide survivors and …Continue reading →

Living with Brain Injury

Disclaimer   The following story comes from a news report that appeared on NewsCenter 1, an NBC affiliate located in Rapid City, South Dakota.   Video News Report After a skiing accident in 2011, Dixie Doyle was doing some rehab on her knee when she noticed her right arm was not cooperating with her mind. Being a nurse herself, she knew …Continue reading →

Word Ladders: Torture or Teacher?

Disclaimer The puzzles I used in this post appear in the book titled, “Brain Games: Lower Your Brain Age in Minutes a Day” unless otherwise specified.  The contributing writer for Brain Games is Holli Fort and the puzzle editor is Fraser Simpson. Brain Games is a trademark of Publications International, Ltd. Louis Weber, CEO of Publications International, allowed me to …Continue reading →

Another ABCD Puzzle

Disclaimer The puzzle I used in this post appears in the book titled, “Brain Games: Lower Your Brain Age in Minutes a Day.”  The contributing writer for the book is Holli Fort and the puzzle editor is Fraser Simpson. Brain Games is a trademark of Publications International, Ltd. Louis Weber, CEO of Publications International, allowed me to use the puzzle …Continue reading →

Interview Questions They Wish You Would Ask

Disclaimer The article that inspired this post was written by Corey Eridon for Hubspot. Text under the heading, “Article” is an excerpt from the article written by Eridon. Hubspot specializes in inbound marketing, not recovery from adversity or employment after adversity. I chose to write a post about the article because many survivors and caregivers look for (perhaps, even strongly …Continue reading →

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Hi, I'm Scott. When I was diagnosed with brain cancer, my first thought was the diagnosis is wrong. I quickly learned the diagnosis was right – my brain and I needed help immediately.

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