I’m so glad that you have found your way to the Mind Maze Blog. I’m still in the process of laying out my blogging format and will begin regular posting in February. In the meanwhile, please take advantage of the valuable information included in brain injury articles I’ve written and posted on my motivational speaker website at Lessons from Lois, where you will also find my personal story.
I’m looking forward to sharing with you, the insights, talents and skills I’ve acquired from living with a brain injury for the past twenty years. And I’m thrilled to be launching a forum to stay connected to the amazing people I meet in my travels as a motivational speaker, who have been affected by brain injury and the professionals who work with them.
February 7th marks the 21st anniversary of the day I was drafted into a life I would not have chosen. It seemed impossible early on for me to comprehend how I could ever turn what I considered to be a terrible loss into something positive. For years after my injury I worried that I was a burden and an embarrassment to my family. I felt aftraid that one day I would be left alone, because no one would want me. What I learned over time … I was the one who didn’t like me. 21 years later, I’m still married to the same husband and have healthy relationships with my children and extended family. Six years ago, I started working as a professional speaker. It has been the one of the greatest pleasures and privileges for me to travel the United States and Canada, entertaining audiences with stories and inspiring and motivating them with the lessons I’ve learned. My blog post in February will reveal my first lesson learned, “Things are not as they first appear.”
If you would like me to contact you when my first blog post is published, please let me know by sending me your name and e-mail and I will be happy to notify you.