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About Danielle!

A young professional Longwood University alum, with a traumatic brain injury having previously worked in the Therapeutic Recreation field with the elderly at nursing homes in Fairfax, VA. Now as a TBI advocate, trying to help others learn more about TBIs is involved in support groups, as well as very involved in my church, child care, and adult caregiving.

I think that I have proven this statement many times, as has anyone who faces challenges yet conquers fears and pulls through the difficult times. [And I so know that the above sentence is such a long run-on sentence, but … Continue reading

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It’s that time again… The most wonderful time of the year… -says Andy Williams \ So why does everything feel so…                        BLAH??? not the holiday mood whatsoever… and I LOVE the holiday mood, the music, the baking, just the … Continue reading

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Some people call it anxiety. Some people call it the inability to let go of the past. I call it NOT FUN. Not relaxing. Not being whisked off to a blissful state of mind. Not enjoying that re-energizing couple of … Continue reading

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One thing that I need to learn is to but one foot in front of the other. Take a second, breathe and break down tasks into smaller more manageable ones. Maybe in my super planner I can write down my … Continue reading

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“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34-5 Even Jesus makes a point to live in the present moment, or mindfulness. We can only control what we … Continue reading

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Like Christmas! Everywhere you go… Today was the first day that the little boy that I babysit before school and (sometimes) after school let me play Christmas music- and he was evwn singing along some! Makes me so happy to … Continue reading

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A lot of people like to wait until after Thanksgiving or until DECEMBER (the shock!) to get in the holiday mood.  But in the beginning of November? Is that really allowed?  I must admit, that my husband and I did … Continue reading

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Check out @TODAYshow’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/1035493890495840256?s=09 Remembering Princess Diana who passed away on this date 21 years ago. This happened 6days before my car accident 21 years ago, and when I came out of my coma- I thought I was in … Continue reading

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How to be happy: 4 tips from positive psychology researchers https://www.today.com/health/how-be-happy-4-tips-positive-psychology-researchers-t136322 Yale’s most popular class teaches happiness: 6 lessons you can practice now By A. Pawlowski TODAY 4/13/2018 When Yale University psychology professor Laurie Santos set out to teach a … Continue reading

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Ahhh! Wait, going on a trip? and we have to like, PACK? Nevermind that I’ve known for it for like 2 months; everything’s always put off until the day/night before- THAT’S THE WAY WE DO IT…Running around like a “chicken … Continue reading

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