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Enoughness

Speed limit 5 road sign

I read the first sentence: “An island is 2 miles due north of its closest point along a straight shoreline.” Oh God! What the hell does that mean? “Closest point along…blah blah blah” There was no way I could figure this out. About to panic, I took adeep breath. What if I drew a picture? … Read more

The Arizona Summer Oven

Hot dry air slammed into me as I exited the cinema. My brain, heavy, pressed against my skull, cutting off my neural pathways. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t move A thought, sluggish, rose in a thick bubble to the surface of the thick soup that was my mind. It became recognizable when the bubble popped … Read more

Brain Injury–Pros and Cons

Cons: Loss of independence Sensory overload (i.e. difficulties processing sensor input) Emotional volatility (including depression, anxiety, rage) Headaches Seizures Memory loss Short attention span/easily distracted Damaged sequential thinking Trouble with task initiatio Pros: Heightened awareness (including self-awareness) More in tune with environment More of an extrovert Improved ability to connect with people Increased ability to … Read more

Tangle

I drifted towards the light, a white, pure light. I wanted to become one with it. I felt warm, at peace. I was. Time was irrelevant. Until I realizedI was floating in place, no longer drifting upward. I was vaguely disappointed as I regained awareness, awakening into a dark room, my room in rehab. I … Read more