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by @i.beckett

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One thing I know for sure is, adversity has the remarkable ability of introducing the real you to yourself.⁣⁣
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As I reflect back on some of my greatest struggles and heartbreak in my life, one of the greatest lessons to come through is, we are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful.⁣
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When we can put down the masks, and embrace our vulnerability, that becomes our greatest strength.⁣⁣ When we can embrace our feelings and deal with them, instead of avoiding, we empower ourselves. ⁣⁣
Brene Brown says it best, “The opposite of recognizing that we’re feeling something is denying our emotions. The opposite of being curious is disengaging. When we deny our stories and disengage from tough emotions, they don’t go away; instead, they own us, they define us. Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, Yes. This is what happened. This is my truth. And I will choose how this story ends.” ⁣

📸 Cred: @zabelita

Jefferson, Maine
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by @worirrorinlife

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. The impact on a person and his or her family can be devastating. The purpose of this site is to educate and empower caregivers and survivors of traumatic brain injuries. This site aims to ease the transition from shock and despair at the time of a brain injury to coping and problem solving. Bookmark this site for the latest medical breakthroughs and brain research, the highest quality treatment for brain damage, the symptoms of brain injuries and the nation's best traumatic brain injury rehabilitation centers  and resource information.
#tbi #tbisurvivor #tbiawareness
#traumaticbraininjury #traumaticbraininjurysurvivor #brian
@severetraumaticbraininjury


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by @kabukimystic

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Manic Monday mutes static,
Manic Monday makes magic,
Millionaire Monday moves money,
Mystic Monday melds minds,
Maybe Monday molds mornings.-———•—••–—•–—@kabukimystic .
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#jackpot #heart #chaos #mondaymotivation #millionairelifestyle #magic #mystic #manic #nyack #box #stylist #mind #mindless #tbi #traumaticbraininjury #tbisurvivor #star #melt #mondaymood #mondays #likeme #cutie #babe #slowlife #dowhatyoulove #minimalist #scorpio #tantra #zen #tao

New York, New York
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by @worirrorinlife

Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object that penetrates brain tissue, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury.

Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More-serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death.
#tbi #tbisurvivor #tbiawareness #traumaticbraininjury #traumaticbraininjurysurvivor
@concussiongameplan
@livingwithtbi
@severetraumaticbraininjury


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by @deeniedee1963

To be perfectly honest, it took me a long time to finish this #Halloween Banner. All weekend really. I can be very "slow". To use an old school term. lol . But I process information VERY SLOWLY. Because I have brain damage from a chemical TBI. Caused by the medication I was prescribed off label for migraines. Gabapentin. Doctors missed ALL of the HORRENDOUS SIDE EFFECTS. Which is how I ended up being on it for 16 years. Until I was almost dead. I was in respiratory failure the last weeks I was on it. But I did #thesecret And within less than 24 hours my neighbor figured out what 16 years of physicians had missed. So I'm exactly the same as a TBI survivor. Nearly 3 years later the neuronal pathways of my brain are still rewiring. So somedays I can tell you the molecular structure of a medication. Other days I have trouble counting change. Lol But I'm so grateful to be alive that's ok. I don't have to be perfect. The Gabapentin induced four #movementdisorders & #hypertonia in my muscles. But had I not lived through this I would not be able to help alert others about the dangers of #gabapentin now. And I do warn others. I make videos for @youtube & they've had over 60,000 views. I get hundreds of msgs from ppl telling me my videos helped save their life as their #doctors also missed their horrifying side effects. I can get frustrated sometimes. But I also decided to love & accept myself #brain & #centralnervoussystem damage and all. And i can see the bigger picture. Had this not happened to me, I would NEVER be able to understand what other patients who are also prescribed #Gabapentin #offlabel go through. This was my divine purpose. Just because we are not perfect does not absolve us from the necessity to love & accept ourselves. Just the way we are. ❤️ #blessed #awakening #spiritualjourney #loa #higherself #tbi #tbisurvivor #sideeffects #offlabel #bigpharma #neurontin #cognitivefunction #loveyourself #acceptyourself #divinepurpose #lightworker #empath #intuition #notofthisworld #theuniverse #universehasmyback

Vancouver, Washington
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by @theneuronerds

This is how @joesorocks says Viggo Mortensen pretty much the whole time on our last episode of #TheNeuroNerds. 😂 Thanks a lot Always Sunny. ☀️ Listen to our last episode nerding out on Viggo and other nerd kings at TheNeuroNerds.com (link in our bio). And look out for our new episode releasing tomorrow! #viggomortensen #alwayssunny #nerd #podcast #braininjurysurvivor

Los Angeles, California
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by @vpal93

I’d never been able to truly see this statement for the way it is or take it as literally as I do now. When I got my concussion it’s as if I woke up as a different person. Every day facing struggles I’ve never understood or had thought would be possible. My concussions have been life changing. Before my concussion I was thinking into my future plans of getting my masters in Counseling. I was preparing for my future and was trying to to do everything I could to get closer to my goal. I was financially stable and able to take care of myself. I was able to multitask and accomplish tasks. I was a successful and very dependable worker. Although I didn’t have my masters I was great at counseling others and was able to fluently give advice on the spot. It took something extremely major to make me angry. I had no drastic mood swings. Prior to my concussions I was pain free.
After getting attacked by violent at risk youth my life changed in a second. Now I can’t go out without getting nauseous. I can’t be out for long periods of time. I can’t handle the Light or loud noises. I have a mass number of vision problems as well as ear and tinnitus issues. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t have major neck pain and or muscle spasms after my injury. It takes the smalls things to make me extremely angry. That is not who I am. I have always been able to control my emotions and I wasn’t easily angered. Every day I go through the constant head pain, head pressure, fatigue, zapping in my head and pins and needles in my scalp. It’s still hard to read and be around a lot of stimulation. It’s hard to think and complete tasks. My memory is bad and I am forgetting long and short term things. I find myself not knowing what to say and having word finding issues. The list goes on.
It’s very hard to have your life at your fingertips one day and the very next it’s all up in the air. Everything is unsure and you don’t know when you will get back to your dreams and if you will be your old self again.
I personally know this statement to be true. Every day I push through knowing I am one day closer (1 of ...)


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by @vpal93

to being better. I push through because I want to get better and accomplish my dreams. I want to be there for the people in my life. I want to go back to work and be able to know that I am financially stable again. I can’t wait for that day to come where I am feeling much better.
Brain injuries are invisible. That makes them some of the hardest injuries to heal. A broken leg can be seen... a brain injury cannot be seen. That makes it a lot harder. Externally a person may look okay while they are internally in a lot of pain and trying to manage dozens of symptoms at once. It’s sad that people try to attack at people with brain injuries and say you look fine you aren’t injured... oh it’s all in your head. Your being lazy. Your lying. Your drawing this thing out. That is hard to hear. No one asks to be in this situation and I would never wish this on anyone.
To my fellow concussion survivors, brain injury survivors,etc. be strong.
To the people who have always been there since my injury and have never given me grief about it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. (2 of 2) #tbisurvivor #postconcussionsyndrome #concussionrecovery #concussionawareness


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by @queenbeepom

Well friends, I thought my last two posts were AWESOME! Has anyone noted that? This poster is actually blasting ME. Yes lovies, I woke up to 25 screenshots her of nonsense. I have a lot of fantastic people on my shade team. I’m terribly sorry that I’m your biggest problem in life. Please note that you are very very important; more so than my friends with chronic and terminal illnesses. YES I made an emotional vampire narcissist ill. #shade #shaded #servicedog #servicedogteam #queenofthedamned #victim #victimmentality #unstable #mentalhealth #mentalheathmemes #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #epilepsywarrior #tbisurvivor #terminalillness #idontplay #idontplaygames #losingbattle #iamtitanium NO 🖤🤑🖤🧛‍♂️🤑🖤


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by @tbicoaching101

This is what it feels like sustaining a TBI. One day you are here and the next you are not.
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When in my accident, all I remembered was waking up and my whole world took a shift.
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Did you find beauty in your new world or are you still looking?
#tbi #tbisurvivor #tbisupport #tbirecovery #braininjury #tbiawareness #braininjuryawareness #coach #world #beauty


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by @mollie23

Last home game of the regular season. Had such a great time with my awesome cousins!! Thankful my brain allowed me to go and have fun!⚾️💙⚾️❤️⚾️💙⚾️❤️
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#gobraves #bravesnation #bravescountry #familytime #sundayfunday #tbisurvivor #neuroproblems

SunTrust Park
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by @kansasdetermined

This is my friend Larry. We were not acquainted previously, but 14 years ago, on June 14, 2004 my car collided with his vehicle when I failed to yield, resulting in the car accident that forever changed my life. It also forever changed his. About a month ago, I was reflecting and reading in my room and felt a need to reach out to the man whom I had never met in person (whose life was also affected by the accident). I remembered his name was listed in the newspaper clipping of the accident and did what any scholar would do: I looked up his name on facebook (haha). I found 3 results, and based on what I knew of his age, I reached out to him wanting to meet. After 14 years, a lot has happened in my recovery and there are no hard feelings, but I wanted to meet the man who was also impacted by the car accident.
We set up a day to meet, and later Larry graciously offered to host me since I was going to drive 3 1/2 hours to see him. He also had offered to meet me somewhere but I wanted to make the effort to go there, as I believe that the Lord desires and calls me to reconciliation, in all of my relationships.
This past weekend I was able to meet the kind man who hoped and prayed for me to recover as much as anyone else. A couple of years ago, he too fought for his life with cancer (and won). We are both survivors!!
I also met Larry’s son Brandon, who has followed my progress via my website (http://caringbridgeclassic.org/wi/kansas/index.htm).
Both were my cheerleaders from afar, and I am thankful for their prayers.
God didn’t cause the car accident to happen, but He redeemed the circumstances —of that I have no doubt! (Romans 8:28)
He is good!! Amen.
#tbisurvivor #redemption #survivor


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by @melissap0413

I had an option of two races this wknd. One of which I was told is really hard as it was hilly, had a rock garden, 2 barriers and never ending zig zag turns. Very technical and not a beginners course. The other race was brand new but sure to not be as bad. I looked at the roster to see who was signed up. Town hall (the technical race, a solid field, carpenter not one person signed up). Soooo if I were to race the easier race I was guaranteed a podium. Ok so in someone’s mind that would be a no brainer. Show up to the easier race, podium. Yeah. That’s not how I work. Even if a few woman showed up on race day that’s still nothing to call home about. I didn’t work for that.
I chose to race the bigger field and the more technical course. Experience or not I needed to be thrown in and learn. Earn that finish!
Man, I have to tell you that was harder than I can even express. I said to myself, ahhh I’m a climber, I love hills, no biggie. HahahHaha. Boy was I wrong. Throw in some mud and grass in there as you zig zag your way up to the bottom just to climb a 3.5% incline (5x) . No speed as you do on a road. Just climb. You had little reprieve as every turn had mud as it rained the night before. My wheel was slipping out from under me at every turn. We had two very short straight flat sections where you could make up some time but not much. You were constantly digging and shifting. This race was hard and I loved every minute of it.
I did not make the podium but I was able to dismount my bike (as we practiced on Tuesday @meta4photo thank you Tom!) and I placed top 5. I was able to finally sport my new race kit 💙🚲🍺 and mom and dad came to watch me. Not bad at all for my second race.
@twistedcogstable12 @twistedcog
#twistedcogstable12 #townhallcross @stable12 #stable12
#nevergiveup💪 #stinistrong #strongwoman #tbisurvivor
#cx #lifebehindbars #cycling #cyclinglife #cyclinggirl #strava #stravacycling #wymtm #putthefunbetweenyourlegs #cyclingphotos
#townhallcross #cyclismo #cyclocross #cyclocrossrace #cyclocrossracing #outdoorsisforfree #instalike #igers #instagood #cyclingpics #instacycling #cycling

Town Hall Cross
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by @simplysonya2

Just didn’t seem to be enough to handle today... I’ll try again tomorrow #coffee #somedaysarehard #tbisurvivor #newdaytomorrow #caffeine


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by @aphasia_network

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to our first Oktoberfest for Aphasia Network! It was a wonderful evening of festivity and fun while raising financial support for the important work we do with stroke and brain injury survivors living with Aphasia. Happy Autumn! 🍁🍂🍁#oktoberfest4an
#aphasia #aphasiaawareness #aphasianetwork #slp #speechlanguagepathology #physicaltherapist #occupationaltherapy #slpeeps #pacificuniversity #pdx #providencebrainandspineinstitute #stroke #strokeawareness #strokesurvivor #pnwonderland #campmagruder #tbisurvivor #braininjury #brain #braininjuryawareness #gradstudent #otstudent #occupationaltherapystudent #oregoncoast #strokecamp #aphasiacamp

Portland, Oregon
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by @marushkamedia

On Friday, @jimmywayneofficial gave the keynote at an event for @weremovingforward, raising funds for brain injury sufferers. It was an incredibly inspiring time, and we’re sending a big THANK YOU to everyone who showed their support - especially those who traveled from out-of-state to be there!

Phoenix, Arizona
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by @neurostateofmind

| phase one series |
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New beginnings begin with @neurostateofmind Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Fitness Program! ⚡️#strokefitness
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Visit our website (link in bio) to learn more about the services and programs we offer for traumatic brain injured, stroke, and brain tumor recovery and rehabilitation! 🧠
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Follow my main page @shawneeharkins
Follow @albert_fitness and @southspeed
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#fitnessmotivation #weekendwarriors #boxing #strengthtraining #brainhealth #neuroperformance #neurostateofmind #traumaticbraininjury #stroke #braintumor #rehabilitation #recovery #tbiawareness #strokeawareness #braintumorawareness #specialneeds #nycfitness #texasfitness #losangelesfitness #hospital #nonprofit #gym #motivator #spirituallyfearless #tvfitnessexpert #neuroperformancecoach #tbisurvivor #celebritytrainer #shawneeharkins

WillowBend FitnessClub
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by @shawneeharkins

| phase one series |
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New beginnings begin with @neurostateofmind Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Fitness Program! ⚡️#strokefitness
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Visit our website (link in bio) to learn more about the services and programs we offer for traumatic brain injured, stroke, and brain tumor recovery and rehabilitation! 🧠
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Follow my main page @neurostateofmind
Follow @albert_fitness and @southspeed
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#fitnessmotivation #weekendwarriors #boxing #strengthtraining #brainhealth #neuroperformance #neurostateofmind #traumaticbraininjury #stroke #braintumor #rehabilitation #recovery #tbiawareness #strokeawareness #braintumorawareness #specialneeds #nycfitness #texasfitness #losangelesfitness #hospital #nonprofit #gym #motivator #spirituallyfearless #tvfitnessexpert #neuroperformancecoach #tbisurvivor #celebritytrainer #shawneeharkins

WillowBend FitnessClub
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by @robson.lindberg

Yesterday my office was smack in the middle of rain and wind for approx 10 hours. The sun did shine every now and then. But the weather was completely secondary. Because I was invited to be a part of the @solvallaswimrun family. Every year, the guys at Solvalla put together an awesome race for the 5th time! THANK YOU! The conductor of the symphony, @matsedvard. Masterclass. So classy, that two guys flew in from California to do the race. The words they used to describe the course: beautiful. And their words for the organization: top notch. The other two guys in the picture, the Merit race winners @tgswimrun & #CartelAb. Total distance of approx 38.8k, where approx 5,8k was swimming. Still can't believe I get to call this my job and the outdoors my office. There is no such thing as bad weather. And yesterday, I was geared up tight! I challenge all people to join next year! The sprint distance is 15k! #SignUp #DoIt😎👊 #8MMSQUAD#IGotThis #AeroIsEverything #SwimRun #ZeroPointCompression #OnRunning #Compression #TBI #RehabRoad #TBISurvivor #TBISurvivorsOfInstagram #GreenRibbon

Solvalla idrottsinstitut-Solvallan urheiluopisto
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by @youngwill143

Made a meal from back in the day! Practice does make sense LOL
The moment that I get frustrated because cannot do it the same way, as I did.. Its the moments, that I need to give myself Grace.
Understanding more now why children get so flustered.
Having to relearn things...
makes me feel like as a child within my own mind. Where I really want to throw myself on the ground ... and kick and scream...haha. but ....I am also the adult and washing clothes suck LOL
Ps always smile
#tbisurvivor.


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by @reconnectsreiki

Edit: unlike the other portraits in this work, I did Dad’s by freehand — just photo-prints for reference. Broke down crying when I was done. RIP Daddy... I do take after you far too much. :(
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“Yes, child: art is the magic mirror you make to reflect your invisible dreams in visible pictures. You use a glass mirror to see your face: you use works of art to see your soul.”
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George Bernard Shaw
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(I also like using art to see where my truth & trust are rooted. It’s a great reminder.)
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Detail, and the full art piece, were based on:
a dream I had of my mom wearing my face & YoungerSis' as earrings;
a vision of Dad as a two-faced king on a fairy-tale throne;
and Frida Kahlo's Self-Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego on My Mind).
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Oil pastels & graphite pencil on about 48inch x 88inch seamless background paper, finished in 2007.
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Going to remove it from Mom’s bedroom wall soon.
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#oilpastels #drawing #OneEyedArtist #thirdEyeVision #vision #dream #LucidDreamer #Shadows #Angels #demons #ElementalBeings #TBIsurvivor #TBIartistsofinstagram #LightAndShadow #memory
#BrownWoman #Family #mixedrace #mixedraceadult #chinese #mexican #Americans
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by @shawneeharkins

| hope starts here |
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These are the faces of agents of change. ✨ As Founder of Neuro State of Mind™️ and a multiple traumatic brain injury survivor, I am beyond honored to lead a program that educates and provides training in physical fitness to improve the lives of our Neuro community. I continue to be inspired by the men and women who rise to the occasion to change the trajectory of their healing, recovery, and rehabilitation. My deepest gratitude to my unbelievably talented staff. As always, I cannot express into words how grateful I am to Baylor Scott and White Rehabilitation - Frisco for introducing new and innovate ways to improve the lives of others. 🙌🏼
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Keep your eyes peeled for pictures and videos from today’s breakthrough session. 🥊
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Follow my main page @neurostateofmind
Visit our website: neurostateofmind.com
Follow @albert_fitness and @southspeed
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#fitnessmotivation #weekendwarriors #boxing #brainhealth #neuroperformance #neurostateofmind #traumaticbraininjury #stroke #back #ortho #rehabilitation #recovery #tbiawareness #strokeawareness #bindorg #baylorscottandwhitehealth #motivator #spirituallyfearless #tvfitnessexpert #neuroperformancecoach #tbisurvivor #celebritytrainer #shawneeharkins

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Frisco
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by @neurostateofmind

| hope starts here |
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These are the faces of agents of change. ✨ As Founder of Neuro State of Mind™️ and a multiple traumatic brain injury survivor, I am beyond honored to lead a program that educates and provides training in physical fitness to improve the lives of our Neuro community. I continue to be inspired by the men and women who rise to the occasion to change the trajectory of their healing, recovery, and rehabilitation. My deepest gratitude to my unbelievably talented staff. As always, I cannot express into words how grateful I am to Baylor Scott and White Rehabilitation - Frisco for introducing new and innovate ways to improve the lives of others. 🙌🏼
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Keep your eyes peeled for pictures and videos from today’s breakthrough session. 🥊
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Follow my main page @shawneeharkins
Visit our website: neurostateofmind.com
Follow @albert_fitness and @southspeed
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#fitnessmotivation #weekendwarriors #boxing #brainhealth #neuroperformance #neurostateofmind #traumaticbraininjury #stroke #back #ortho #rehabilitation #recovery #tbiawareness #strokeawareness #bindorg #baylorscottandwhitehealth #motivator #spirituallyfearless #tvfitnessexpert #neuroperformancecoach #tbisurvivor #celebritytrainer #shawneeharkins

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Frisco
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by @plantlover_xo

Brain food🧠🦋💚 #tbisurvivor #strongerthanyesterday


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by @littlemaggie3

Beauty and seduction are nature's tools for survival because we protect what we fall in love with. It opens our hearts and makes us realize that we're part of nature, not separate from it. When we see ourselves in nature, it also connects us to everyone because it's clear that it's all connected and one. – Louie Schwartzberg #morningwalk #hikergirl #womenwhogrow #growerslife #twoweeksleft #seasonfromhell #myethos @ethosguy #ethosway #naturephotography #tbisurvivor #ladycultivate #naturelovers #ethosgenetics #greenlife #greenthumb #colorado #ganjagirl #cannabis #cbdlife #farmlife #cbdtribe #naturalmedicine #livingmydream #happylittletrees #smellingtheladies #citralflo @303ghost @cogos_original #grower #outdoor #healingofthenations #realmedicine


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by @kristine_alane

Me and my mom ❤ She is 81 yrs old, a stroke survivor and Tramautic brain injury survivor. Anyone that has been living through this knows how difficult it is and challenges we face. Having a brain injury also at times can be comical. Like when mom calls her aid "Hop a long" instead of "Harmon" because she mixes up her words. Or when she asks odd questions like "where did my father get his nose from?" Even mom laughs at herself so that's nice to see. And it sure does beat the alternative. #thankful
#mom #strokesurvivor #tbisurvivor #family #love #beautiful #strong #beautiful #women #support #helpingothers #doctors #miracle


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