"Have you ever watched a child hold a helium balloon on a string and see how something so light can begin to feel so heavy? Think of that balloon as your anger. You hold it until your fingers turn blue, until the string digs under your skin. But it only hurts you. If you let it go, it still exists; but it floats away like a useless bag of air." Rosemary Rawlins writes a compelling blog post about dealing with the anger she has felt toward the woman who caused her husband's brain injury.
"Life isn't always candy and ponies." Marriage and family therapist Taryn Stejskal explains that it's not always appropriate to put a positive spin on the loss associated with traumatic brain injury. But you can, she says, set new and achievable goals that capture the spirit of what you most desire in life. In this video clip, she shares the story of one man who did.
Looking for some new titles to add to your own bookshelf? Or books to recommend to friends and family to help them understand more about traumatic brain injury? BrainLine's new book list includes books written by people living with TBI, family members and caregivers, and health care professionals. Check out these books that our editorial staff reviewed and that members of our generous online community have recommended and add your own suggestions!
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