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Living Well with a Brain Injury
If you or someone you know has suddenly found themselves living with a brain injury, or perhaps it has been months or years, you will know that some things can feel different. The mind is our very being, it is us behind the vehicle that is our body. ...
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Positive Personal Development Following Brain Injury
Personal development is progress within yourself. Actively learning and moving forward into a positive and productive mindset, understanding, and pushing yourself further while maintaining some boundaries. To break it down, personal is YOU! And devel...
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Self-care Secrets
We get it. Life is busy and having to add self-care into your everyday routine does not feel like your top priority or even possible. But self-care doesn’t have to be time-consuming. In fact, incorporating a bit of self-care into your day will dial d...
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Sleep vs Fatigue
A simple way of preventing fatigue is to conserve energy, because let’s face it, when fatigue does kick in, it’s crippling! So, if you know that you've got a busy day or week lined up, how can you combat that crippling energy crisis?Rest on a Go...
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Managing Fatigue with a Fatigue Diary
One of the most common, yet often overlooked, side effects we deal with daily is fatigue. This debilitating weariness can interfere with our quality of life, limiting our ability to engage with the world and the people we love. Our shared experiences...
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Recognising Your Fatigue Triggers and Managing Them Daily
Fatigue can be debilitating, so understanding what triggers your fatigue personally is the starting point in managing it. Having spoken to many people in the brain injury community across the world, there are many common themes that trigger fatigue. ...
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Tired vs Fatigue – Cognitive Fatigue, Fatigue Battery, Buffering and Brain Fog
Many of us use the terms' tiredness' and 'fatigue' interchangeably, but did you know they're not quite the same thing? Fatigue is probably one of the most common and probably worst side effects of brain injury. In this blog, ...
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Attention/Concentration Difficulties, Lack of Co-ordination/Mobility and Grief
Do you struggle to concentrate during conversations after suffering a traumatic brain injury? Are you tripping over more often? Do you wallow and long for the life you used to have? In this blog post, we will discuss these three common side effects o...
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OCD, Noise Sensitivity and Avoidance/Isolation.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can have a wide range of effects on an individual's life, including various cognitive, emotional, and sensory challenges. In this blog post, we’ll discuss three common side effects of ABIs: OCD (obsessive-compulsi...
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Low Mood, Anxiety and Frustration/Anger
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can have a profound impact on mental health and emotional well-being. People who have experienced TBIs often face various psychological challenges, including low mood, anxiety, and frustration/anger. In this blog post,...
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Mark and Jules facing in opposite directions. Jules is looking sad and Mark is looking confused.
Memory Loss, Slurred Speech & Fatigue
Unfortunately, there are many side effects to brain injuries. Some are obvious, some are not. Some might start straight away; some might creep up on you over time. In this blog post, We’ll discuss three common side effects of ABIs: memory loss, slurr...
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Creators of Brain or Shine, Jules and Mark. Both of looking happily at the camera. Mark holds his fist triumphantly in the air.
Get to Know the Brains Behind Brain or Shine!
Hello and welcome to Brain or Shine! We are Mark and Jules, the founders and brains behind Brain or Shine and here is our story. How it All Began OK, a quick summary of our love story! We met at work, fell in love, and got happily married over 20 yea...
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