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The Ins and Outs of Caregiving

directorAugust 22, 2022

Being a caregiver to someone who has suffered a stroke can, at times, be difficult. There are moments where you feel confused, hopeless, and…

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The Frustrating Focus on Conversations Post Stroke

directorAugust 3, 2022

When someone suffers a stroke or goes through any sort of medical crisis there is often a frustrating switch in the focus of conversations.…

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Feeling Grounded through Stroke Recovery

directorAugust 8, 2021

There has been a lot of uncertainty in our lives through the past year. With the ongoing changes, sometimes it is hard to know…

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Getting Our Mind Ready

directorFebruary 5, 2021

I recently listened to a friend speak about positivity. She spoke about how we often begin our days getting our physical bodies ready but…

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Emotional Regulation through Recovery

directorOctober 21, 2020

I recently connected with a young stroke warrior and emotional regulation was a topic that came up in our conversation. It was something that…

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Expressing Gratitude

directorAugust 24, 2020

Gratitude is something we may hear a lot about but may not be feeling much of it after having a stroke. Situations where many…

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Befriending Your Affected Side

directorAugust 14, 2020

After a stroke, there can be so much bitterness when it comes to thoughts towards the affected side! I still find myself getting frustrated…

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This Feels Familiar: Part 2 – The Basics

directorAugust 8, 2020

In Part 1, I wrote about how the isolation that is coming with the current pandemic feels familiar as it’s similar to the isolation…

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Terry’s Story

directorAugust 1, 2020

Terry’s stroke occurred January 2, 2016 and, at the time, did not know it was a stroke. The following are in Terry’s words;  “I was first in Concordia, then…

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This Feels Familiar: Part 1 – Isolation

directorJuly 31, 2020

I’ve talked to multiple fellow stroke survivors recently who are expressing the same thoughts - pandemic isolation feels a lot like post-stroke isolation. If…

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Barry’s Story

directorJuly 30, 2020

“The stroke began December 2nd, 2014.  It was a hemorrhage and a slow hemorrhage. I was not admitted to hospitable until 7 days after the bleeding started, after I presented…

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John’s Story

directorJuly 28, 2020

“I had my stroke June 5, 2016. I was standing in the living room and I fell down. I was not doing anything. The doctor who operated…

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