Month: November 2019

Concentrating on concentration

This week, I’m talking about something that is sure to bring dread to most people. Exams. As I’ve probably mentioned to everyone I know once or twice, (sorry), I have an exam next week. I sat the exam last December in the midst of my mental health problems and given…

Ten months later

For most people, ten months seems like a lifetime. Right now, it’s ten months until September, and there are so many things to look forward to between now and then that we can’t help but think of it as a long time away. For me, the last ten months have…

The Magic of Porridge

I’ve been reading up about nutrition for runners a lot in my free time recently. Knowing that energy levels can often be a problem for brain injury survivors, it’s occurred to me that I need to make sure I’m giving my body the right fuel if I’m ever going to…

Swings and roundabouts

When we recover from any illness, our natural instinct is to try and bounce back. To try and get back to normal life as quickly as humanly possible. When someone has a brain injury, that’s not possible. It takes a little longer to recover, and in some cases, a full…

My support network

Earlier this week I was sorting out my kitchen cupboards. Such a mundane thing to do, but it really got me thinking. I’ve got to the point in my journey where thankfully I only rely on a few tablets a day to keep me healthy. The supply that I collect…