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Surrender

Learning by AccidentPosted on BrainLine February 19, 2018.To be a caregiver at home for someone who is severely injured is to surrender. You surrender your time, put your ambitions on hold, and...

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What Stephen Hawking Taught Us About Living with Disability

Learning by AccidentPosted on BrainLine March 19, 2018.Stephen Hawking, a world-renowned scientist who recently passed away, had a brilliant mind that was trapped inside a paralyzed body, and I could...

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Is Caregiving a Burden?

Learning by AccidentPosted on BrainLine March 26, 2018.When people who need care say, “I don’t want to be a burden,” they mean it, and most caregivers respond, “You’re not a burden.” But what they...

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Pity and Friendship after TBI

Learning by AccidentPosted on BrainLine April 23, 2018.We’ve all see that face. The well-meaning face of pity: the downturned brows and lips, the misty eyes. It’s not the kind of pity that involves...

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Loosening the Caregiver's Grip

Learning by AccidentPosted on BrainLine June 11, 2018.It happens slowly, like that metaphorical frog you’ve heard about. Put a frog in a pot of cold water and then turn up the heat slowly, and he won’t...

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Never Stop Asking 'What If?'

Learning by AccidentPosted on BrainLine July 16, 2018.I have been told numerous times to stop asking, “What if?” What if this happens; what if that happens? Automatically, we imagine the what ifs as a...

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To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed

Learning by AccidentPosted on BrainLine August 20, 2018.There are so many enticing books in the world and not enough time to read them all. I no longer try to finish a book that doesn’t speak to me on...

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The Unspoken Shame of Anger in Caregiving

Learning by AccidentPosted on BrainLine December 17, 2018.I remember jumping up and pacing around my house, the walls blurring by, the sound of boiling blood pulsing in my ears. I didn’t even know who...

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Book Review: Love You Hard by Abby Maslin

Learning by AccidentPosted on BrainLine January 21, 2019.I’ve just finished reading Abby Maslin’s page-turner, Love You Hard, which is set to come on the market March 12, 2019. It’s a story about...

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Dear friends...

Learning by AccidentPosted on BrainLine April 22, 2019.Dear friends,On January 14, 2013, I launched a blog called Learning by Accident on BrainLine.org and wrote: This blog is dedicated to caregivers —...

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