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About janicetindle.com

NOTICE: NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, from my website janicetindle.com may be use without a request in writing to me. Permission, if granted, will be done in writing. Failure to do so will result in possible prosecution. I am the sole owner of my words and at point of publication on this site it is copyrighted as mine. - copyright 2012 Janice Tindle In 2010, I suffered a traumatic brain injury and other injuries when hit by an under insured driver. It changed my life. I now live with Dystonia, a rare and painful neurologal disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms and abnormal posturing. There is no treatment or cure. The best one can do is treat the symptoms. You can learn more at DMRF.org. I try to write about people and things that help and inspire my readers. You can find more of my story by going to helphopelive.org. I am also on Facebook, where I have five pages, Pain Brain -Anti- Inflammatory Foods, Brain Tears, The Positive Posters Page, Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Page, Janice Tindle- Writer. I am also on Twitter and LinkedIn. Simply Google my name and my published articles should appear. I've been published in Fearless Caregiver, Today's Caregiver, TBI Hope and Inspiration Magazine, The Mighty.com, and several other publications. I am currently a caregiver for my dear mother. My hope is to someday finish my books, "Get Back Up!" and "Galicia's Granite" during my mother's lifetime. Your interest in my care, recovery and writing is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Comments are welcome.

Half A Loaf    by Janice Tindle

    Photo by Janice Tindle    My husband is a plasterer, and as such he has some special acts of kindness bestowed upon him by satisfied and grateful homeowners for a job well done. We have received monetary gifts into … Continue reading

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Please support the individual progress of those with traumatic brain injury by celebrating their personal victories! 

  

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The Little Diva  by Janice Tindle

The little girl sat quietly at the window, her puppy sleeping peacefully in her lap. A phonograph record was playing loudly an opera by Verdi.  She closed her eyes and envisioned  herself as the soprano in a beautiful red velvet … Continue reading

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The Mosiac Of The Broken Mind          by Janice Tindle 

He asked me to take his hand and follow him into the deep, dark cavern of his soul. I hesitated, but he was alone and afraid to take the journey, so I paid the toll.  I saw the valleys of … Continue reading

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I love hugs    by Janice Tindle

  

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Goodbye 2015    by Janice Tindle

As I enter into 2016, I do so with great determination, staking my claim on hope.   It took five long years of hard work and great courage to meet the challenges of the devastating effects of a misdiagnosis and … Continue reading

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Danielle   by Janice Tindle

 She was  Woman.  Utterly and completely beautiful.  From the deepest of her being,  To the hidden corners of her soul, She was  Rare.  Like a red diamond that endlessly glistens,   Saturating the senses and enveloping the heart so that … Continue reading

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Looking Back   by Janice Tindle

I’d like go back to Before John Lennon was gunned down,  Before the Beatles broke up,  Before ticket prices were a days wage,  Before record stores went under,  And there was only one Main St.  I’d like to go back … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Moment     by Janice Tindle

To see an eagle fly,  By and by into the great blue sky, Soaring, gliding, ever abiding, Multiplying solace in the altitudes, Gaining strength by the Sun’s power,  Wings spread, absorbing, always enduring,  Rising higher and higher unto the glory … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Radio Show

I’ll be doing a reading of my work and talking about brain injury. Tune in Wednesday night to listen!  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio/2015/10/29/messages-of-hope-on-recovery-now-with-kim-justus

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You Don’t Know Me     by Janice Tindle

Where were you when I cried out in pain? Where were you when the heartache began? When the world moved so fast that the images were just a mass of hues And the noise made my ears bleed? Where were … Continue reading

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Beyond Hope  by Janice Tindle 

In the dark, behind the presence of emotion, Absolute stillness and unrelenting silence, I am rhythmically breathing. I am not lost. Even though the darkness envelopes me, I am here. Believe me, your shame is not mine. I am steadfast. … Continue reading

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The Invisible Imprisonment    by Janice Tindle 

I lie in my bed, I can not feel it’s comfort. The iron bands, tightly wrap my forearms, My hands feel the head of the hammer. “Just lie still and remain calm.” “Breathe.” The reign of pain is on the … Continue reading

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Daniella: Dystonia’s Warrior Princess                                     by Janice Tindle

   They called her Princess. From the moment she was born, there was no denying the resemblance little Daniella had to older brother Lukas Bredahl and her beautiful mother, Pia Bredahl of Vejle, Demark. She laughed. She sparkled. She shined. … Continue reading

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A Message For Those Who Have A Life Changing Disability   by Janice Tindle

“I don’t think I’ll ever be happy again,” is the worst thing you can say to yourself. You WILL be happy again. Tell yourself that. You will. I promise. Maybe not all day long, but you’ll have moments. Everyday, do … Continue reading

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To Be Still                             by Janice Tindle 

Oh! To be still- To lay down and not feel the war within, The muscles, like revving engines,  Raring to go, ramping, ramping, and off!  Off into a race to nowhere.  The twists and turns, the dangerous road of pharma,  … Continue reading

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Dystonic Disaster          by Janice Tindle

Spasm rocks the chair That hits the wall That knocks down the picture  That hits the table That shatters the glass  That flips the coffee cup That crashes to the floor That stains the carpet In the house that Jack … Continue reading

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Jump For Dystonia: A Voluntary Movement That Serves A Purpose    by Janice Tindle

July 13-19 is Jump For Dystonia week. https://www.facebook.com/events/652856684814611/ https://www.facebook.com/events/716981478414366/ They want you to post a picture of yourself jumping in order to raise awareness for Dystonia. Many people have been posting videos as well. http://youtu.be/0KNo5oKS-C4 What is Dystonia? Dystonia is … Continue reading

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Medical Care Fund For Janice Tindle

Thank you for sharing this post. Your tax deductible donation is deeply appreciated.  Please read the campaign for Janice Tindle. Keep hope alive. https://m.helphopelive.org/campaign/3788

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Dystonia Awareness by Janice Tindle

Today is May 8th. It’s Dystonia Awareness Day. I spent eight hours this week in the ER because of an overly aggressive PT appointment. The therapist had never heard of Dystonia. She was willing to help, but, she didn’t understand … Continue reading

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Three Is All You Need  by Janice Tindle

Three Is All You Need  by Janice Tindle. It was first published by Mainline Rehab newsletter March 2012. Then, by Fearless Caregiver #88 then Caregiver Magazine April 2015 in which they used it as the title and republished it again … Continue reading

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Gaining Perspective Through Observation  by Janice Tindle

It’s never pleasant to have surgery, but there are times when gratitude is the requirement of the day. That is how I felt sitting in the waiting room of a Mohs Surgery Center.  Mohs surgery is almost exclusively for skin cancer. … Continue reading

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Last minute tax deduction – medical care fund here. 

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Three Is All You Need   by Janice Tindle

Three Is all You Need By Janice Tindle  I’ve always been a person who likes to have her ducks in a row. And just like a good mother duck, I was constantly checking, going back when I needed to, keeping … Continue reading

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My article is on page 4. March is Brain Injury Awareness a Month. This is an account of the acute stages of TBI. 

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Meanwhile, in a eagle nest in Hanover Pa….

The iggle is in the igloo and is sitting on iggs. – Janice Tindle

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“Only those who walk the path understand the journey.” – Janice Tindle

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Dystonia is not a disease but it is a rare disorder. I have dystonia and today I am supporting Rare Disease Day. 

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Every new day is a new beginning. Make the impossible…POSSIBLE! – Janice Tindle -TBI Survivor

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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The Color Of Your Voice /Written by Janice Tindle

The year was 1987. I was between jobs, so I answered an ad for the position of a part-time receptionist. My interview was done over the phone. The young man who interviewed me was the new sales manager for a … Continue reading

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Greetings!

This is an open invitation to come and “LIKE” my page on Facebook. Janice Tindle – Creative Writer. Thank you all so much. I’m glad you enjoyed my writing!

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Dystonic Jerk /Written by Janice Tindle

I reach for a glass Arm extended, fingers twitch Crash. The shards scatter I reach for a broom Searing hot poker of pain I tell myself I wasn’t really that thirsty.

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War On Dystonia /Written by Janice Tindle

Brain spasm. Brutal. As if trying to extract its juice. Violent contortions. Judge me not, for I am a warrior.

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The Principled Man /Written by Janice Tindle

I was standing in the doorway of my father’s hospital room. He was asleep. He had been there most of the week,so I had become familiar with the nursing staff. His room was just outside their station. I found myself … Continue reading

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Pia /Written by JaniceTindle

High above a lake of beauty, Is an Osprey nest, with a post for sentry duty, Inside were laid three speckled eggs, That soon became three adorable Ospreys. Their parents were exceptional feeders, Rachel and Steve, a pair of great … Continue reading

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The Storytellers /Written by Janice Tindle

I have always loved a good story. My love of storytelling began with my father and my grandmother. My father told me stories about his time in the South Seas during World War II where he was stationed in the … Continue reading

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The Misunderstanding /Written by Janice Tindle

I have a traumatic brain injury and so I am misunderstood quite often. I am sure it happens to everyone. It hurts when someone misunderstands you, but it hurts even more when you apologize and they refuse to accept your … Continue reading

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Who Will Advocate For The Children? /Written by Janice Tindle

A man, is driving along on the street where he lives and he notices two neighbor boys playing with a mid- century chair in their driveway. He approaches them and asks where they got it. They tell him that another … Continue reading

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New essay being written!

I am writing a new essay “Who Will Advocate For The Children?” I am fired up! Stay tuned!

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