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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.

While pondering this mystery today in a book class that is being held at my church, Messiah United Methodist, we are studying This book discusses the why topic in different ways that most days sparks a deep theological discussion with … Continue reading

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Yes, I still make them. Mistakes. We can make a mistake, realize it, and learn from it. Or we can pout. Maybe a little of both, but we always learn from our bad judgement calls. One that I just experienced … Continue reading

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How do you find a book? hear about it? movie previews? magazine articles trying to entrance you? in a BOOK CLUB! Yes!  So exciting!  I am thrilled that my friend from high school just started this Miles Apart Book Club … Continue reading

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Wow. Just let that sink in. 20 years. 20 years since my life has changed so drastically. 20 years, but does it even feel like 20 years ago? It does feel different.  Different from what; it seems like this is … Continue reading

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For the majority of the past month, (and actually for the majority of the summer) has been focused around kids.   In June, I was organizing the recreation for the preschoolers in the Vacation Bible School held at my church. … Continue reading

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We had arranged a meeting to learn to crochet, but ended up talking the whole time.  She has a daughter who is attending Longwood University in the fall, and we discussed my memories from the time I was a student. … Continue reading

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  I find it incredibly fulfilling and peaceful to take a walk around my neighborhood with my dog.  Breathing in the fresh of the air is its own type of meditation; the mindfulness as nature surrounds you is so refreshing. … Continue reading

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What am I doing with all my time?  Yes, the time that I’m supposed to be “working” The ADD that I’ve acquired from my traumatic brain injury makes it very difficult to focus.  I’m wasting time away getting distracted with … Continue reading

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I am so excited that I can still function well cognitively after a brain injury.  I can function so well that I can dissect the Bschelorette and I can go to the library with the young boys across the street … Continue reading

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Coming off a dream trip in Florida, with my husband in my family’s cute vacation home, the day we returned turned into a nightmare. Starting out super great, we found a little restaurant in a beautiful area that we haven’t … Continue reading

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