Just finished my first quick draft of my “movie”.

My Movie(s) 2016: "Imagine, Dream, Believe"

on the next edition will try Elvis’s version (great)

Shared by “totally unmusical” c

Following on  from https://mymovie2015.wordpress.com/my-movie-that-im-working-on/?frame-nonce=6beef1860b

Just finished my first quick draft of my “movie”… after much concentration and effort. Went back to old Moviemaker 2.6) after trying other programs. Most frustrating Grrr! Will keep “working” on it – experimenting, refining, practising and testing.

“It always seems impossible, until it gets done.”

– Nelson Mandela


“Just do it, then afterwards work out HOW you did it”



“Life is one long journey of learning, exploring (limits), discovering and dreaming.”


from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)

but God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!


(as inspired by the Japanese concept of CANI =






“You think you have a limit…

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Preventing Brain Injury – Road Safety


Thanks for the follow * (+ likes), as the reason I write is to share.
* (Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera # in “real life”, rather than in cyberspace!)

# By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time)

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Kind regards and all the best with your blog

“early bird” (very) * craig
* my “best” time (by far)

“You will do foolish things…but do them with enthusiasm.”
– Colette


Best wishes from the First City to see the sun (in summer) …and we’re also the first to see the sunset and the stars (in winter-time)

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”

Due to the fact that everyone is at risk of suffering from brain injury at any point in their lives, it is important to raise awareness and encourage people to take up preventive measures to ensure everyone’s safety. There are things that each of us can implement in our everyday life to protect ourselves and those around us – and the vast majority of these are health and safety regulations we tend to ignore or take for granted. This becomes even more relevant during the winter months, particularly considering that as of this week the Met Office has issues weather alerts affecting the entire country concerning heavy showers, show, ice and fogs early in the morning. Therefore, we have put a comprehensive blog update of things we all can do to prevent the accidents that are most related to brain injuries. Today we will be discussing safety on the roads…

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“The younger and more intelligent you are, the more cognitive function you are likely to recover following a mild to severe traumatic brain injury…”

Sharing some Information and Thoughts on Head and Brain Injury


Health briefs

Thanks, m (“the nurse”)

Also see

NZ Listener Health briefs: Resilient young brains




“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”
– Jeff Sebell
Shining a light of hope in the darkest corners
Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed ‘ The Silent Epidemic‘ and/or ‘The Hidden Handicap’
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Inform, educate, inspire’
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New study: Kids recovery from concussion

Sharing some Information and Thoughts on Head and Brain Injury


Thirty percent of concussions are suffered by children, but the only international guidelines for recovery currently in existence are for adults.  Professor Nicola Starkey from the School of Psychology at Waikato University talks to Lynn Freeman about her new research into how best children and adolescents can recover from concussion.   Nicola has been awarded $1.1m by the Health Research Council to conduct a study with 600 children and adolescents aged 5-17 years from across the Auckland and Waikato regions.




My other blogs in this area are at

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”
– Jeff Sebell
Shining a light of hope in the darkest corners
Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed ‘ The Silent…

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The wonder of YOU (by Elvis Presley)


via The wonder of YOU (by Elvis Presley)



Following on from https://livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/not-everyone-will-understand-journey/



Shared by “totally unmusical and impulsive” c

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing


Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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Lessons From a Former TLC Patient

All the best with your great valuable work at TLC
Kind regards
Share, encourage, support, uplift and help spread hope, love and light

The Transitional Learning Center's Blog

Recently, we had a guest speaker in our 4 p.m. Community group.  A former TLC patient  gave a wonderful presentation to our current patients.  The former patient is a stroke survivor who had done well in therapy at TLC and continued to work to improve himself after discharge.  The current TLC patients in attendance warmly received his wise words.  I would like to share a few pieces of advice he gave in hope that they might benefit others.

1.     Work as hard as you can to get better.  It may seem obvious that you need to work hard, but some days are rougher than others.  On those rough days give the best that you can, even if that best doesn’t quite produce the same quality of work produced on your good days.

2.    Take advantage of the therapy you have now.  Once you leave inpatient therapy, your access to trained therapists will significantly decline.  You may…

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