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Brain Injury, Dystonia and TIA Awareness: Year of Self-Care   by Janice Tindle 

This is my first blog post of 2017. I’ve declared this my “Year of Self-Care .” Last year, I got off track a bit, but it’s never too late to change, so I’m getting my rountine exams out of the … Continue reading

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How To Love Someone With Dystonia  by Janice Tindle 

I can’t remember the last time that I gave someone a great big exuberant hug or got one. I can’t remember caresses, being held close or engaging in that enthusiastic wrist holding handshake. I can’t remember group dancing, or even … Continue reading

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#HAWMC #Health Focus;  “Challenges & Victories” by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30-Day Writing Challenge,Day 28 “5 Challenges & 5 Small Victories. Make a list of the 5 most difficult parts of your health focus. Make another top 5 list for the little, good things (small victories) that keep you going.” … Continue reading

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#HAWMC #Sunday Selfie #Marriage #Caregiver

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30-Day Writing Challenge, Day 27  “Sunday Selfie: Post your favorite picture of yourself. Don’t be shy, it’s time to shine!” This is easy. My wedding day. Not a selfie.  It’s my favorite picture of myself because I … Continue reading

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#HAWAC #Care Page for the newly diagnosed #TBI #brain injury patient.” by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30 Day Writing Challenge, Day 26 “Time to use all your knowledge and experience as an HA! Create a “Care Page” for newly diagnosed patients. Pull together 5 of your own blogs that could help a newly … Continue reading

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#HAWMC ” #TipTuesday is #Giving like a wee #philanthropist  by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 39 Day Writing Challenge, Day 22 “Tip Tuesday! Have you mastered the hashtag? Figured out the Instagram algorithm? Or maybe you have a few tips to increase your blog followers. Whatever it is, share your expertise with … Continue reading

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#HAWMC #TBI  #Writing  ” I write, therefore I am.”   by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30-Day Writing Challenge, Day 20  “What has been the highlight of your health activist journey? We want to hear all about it, perhaps a conference, a podcast or meeting a fellow HA. What made this experience so … Continue reading

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#HAWMC #Beauty #Writer                                      ” I am uniquely beautiful.”     by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30-Day Writing Challenge, Day 21 “Monday Motivation: What’s your life slogan? Explain what words or mantra that keep you going.” So if you have been reading all month, then you know that my mantra is, ” I … Continue reading

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#HAWMC #TBT “7 Ways To Support A Loved With A Traumatic Brain Injury”   by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30 Day Writing Challenge Day 17 “Throwback Thursday! Grab a post from your archives and repost it! Add a few sentences at the beginning to frame it. Why you chose it. Why you liked it. And why … Continue reading

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#HAWMC  ” Please Leave The Area Immediately!”  by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30 Day Writing Challenge Day 19  “Everyone has tough days, but how do you pull yourself out of the rut? Maybe you blog, repeat affirmations or listen to a favorite playlist. Write about what tools, tips or practices you … Continue reading

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#HAWMC  ” I hope you feel better!”   by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30 Day Writing Challenge Day 18 ”  What’s a health cliché that really bugs you? What are you tired of people asking you or saying to you again and again? Write it down. Then reclaim it! Take … Continue reading

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#HAWMC “Advice For The Health Advocate Rookie”  by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30 Day Writing Challenge Day 16  “Wisdom Wednesday: What advice do you have for health activists just starting out? Share your words of wisdom for all the health activist rookies out there!”   Okay, here’s my opinion. … Continue reading

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#HAWMC “Favorite Health Advocates for TBI” by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30 Day Writing Challenge Day 15 “Time to spread the love. Shout out all your favorite HA’s! Make sure to share a few sentences explaining just how grateful you are for them.” So just because I recently … Continue reading

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#HAWMC “Rainy Days and Facebook”    by Janice Tindle

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30 Day Writing Challenge Day 14    “Case of the Mondays. Write about something that gets you down, burns you out, or makes you sad. Purge it in a blog post. Turn it around at the end … Continue reading

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#HAWMC The White Chocolate Swan   by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30 Day Writing Challenge Day 13   “What’s the best thing that happened to you this week? Maybe you got great news or maybe ice cream was on sale- write about it and relive it!” She was a … Continue reading

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Dear Yahoo, This may sound silly, but…by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30-Day Writing Challenge Day Day  10 “Yahoo Answers Post – Pretend you are writing a question about your condition – it can be as silly or humorous as you want. Now answer it. (Remember: Your answer can … Continue reading

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#HAWAC “I think I can…I think I can…Getting in touch with my inner Little Engine.” by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30-Day Writing Challenge Day 8  ” Little Engine Post. Write a list post with 10-15 lines that start each with “I think I can…” Write 5 lines at the end that start with “I know I can.” … Continue reading

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HAWMC “Why I became an advocate for brain injury and dystonia.”  By Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30 Day Writing Challenge Day 7 “Was starting your advocacy journey a hard decision? Were you anxious and hesitant or were you excited and ready to share your story? Tell us how you chose to start advocating … Continue reading

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HAWMC Day 6 “Wonder Woman” by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30 Day Writing Challenge Day 6  “Superpower Sunday! If you had a superpower – what would it be? How would you use it?” This is easy. Do you remember the Micheal Keaton movie “Multipilicity?” He wished for … Continue reading

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#HAWMC WEGOHEALTH Activist Writing Challenge Day 3 by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist Writing Challenge Day 3  “Quotation Inspiration. Find a quote that inspires you (either positively or negatively) and free write about it for 15 minutes.” This is easy. ” I never give up.” – Janice Tindle  For me, … Continue reading

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#HAWMC WEGOHEALTH Activist Writing Challenge Day 2 by Janice Tindle 

  The WEGOHEALTH Activist Writing Challenge Day 2  “Every great writer has their own process! What’s the blogging process look like for you? Do you set aside time each week to write or do you wait until the inspiration hits? … Continue reading

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#HAWMC ” Why I write.”  by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist Writing Challenge Day 1 “What drives you to write about your health? What do you want other Health Activists to know about your condition and your activism? Reflect on this for 15-20 minutes without stopping…GO!” The thing … Continue reading

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Dear Lord, Please Grant Me Patience      by Janice Tindle

Please grant me patience to deal with my brain, Because the world goes by like a loud freight train. Please grant me patience to deal with my heart, Because I can never seem to finish the projects that I start. … Continue reading

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It’s time to endorse this blog for the WEGO HEALTH Awards! 

It’s true, it is an honor to be nominated. Now, is the time to endorse your favorite nominees! I’m so glad that this blog has received a nomination! Thank you very much! I’m humbled and grateful for the acknowledgement. Click … Continue reading

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I’m honored to have been nominated for five WEGOHEALTH Awards! Learn about the awards by reading their blog post here! http://blog.wegohealth.com/2016/08/08/2016-health-activist-awards/

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This Blog just received a WEGO Nomination! 

This blog was nominated for Best In Show: Blog! Whoo Hoo! It IS an honor to be nominated! Thank you! Here’s the description:  “Whose blog do you absolutely love? Their writing is exceptional, their “voice” admirable, and their writing is … Continue reading

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7 Ways To Support A Loved One With A Traumatic Brain Injury by Janice Tindle 

Author’s note: (This article was published on 5 /16/16 on themighty.com. https://themighty.com/2016/05/how-to-support-a-loved-one-with-traumatic-brain-injury/ I am the author of that article, which is now posted here.  Recently, several spam sites have posted this article without my permission and neglect to credit me … Continue reading

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Galicia’s Granite  by Janice Tindle

This just won the 1pg short story contest and was performed at the Novel Writing Festival.  I’m so happy to have been selected! You can watch it being beautifully read by Val Cole at https://novelwritingfestival.com/2016/07/05/galicias-granite-short-story-reading-by-janice-tindle/ Galicia’s Granite by Janice Tindle … Continue reading

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Ah, To Sing….To Dream.  by Janice Tindle 

Encore post  A Singer’s Lament /Written by Janice Tindle I miss singing. When I was growing up, my mother, a professional soloist, would play arias and the standards. My grandfather, a gregarious Italian who lived next door, would play opera, … Continue reading

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 The Power Of Life by Janice Tindle 

The shadows cross at midnight and I am alone again, Behind a curtain of umbiguity I wait for  the sunrise. The treacherous hours where my soul cries while the dewdrops form – And quench all new life from the parched … Continue reading

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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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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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