Oktoberfest 2020: The greatest adventure to never happen

¨Prost!¨ I exclaimed, clinking my stein of beer against those of my friends and the random German guys we had acquired as friends for the afternoon. I was in a state of absolute bliss. My trip to Munich turned out to be an unexpected collision of friends from many different walks of life, and IContinue reading “Oktoberfest 2020: The greatest adventure to never happen”

Facebook Live conversation with stroke survivor, speaker, and author Paul Cummings

On September 7, 2020 I had the honor of being a guest on the podcast of fellow stroke survivor Paul Cummings. We chatted about my new book, Fast Fwd: The Fully Recovered Mindset, and the importance of a positive attitude in transforming the trajectory of your recovery. You can watch our interview here. Connect withContinue reading “Facebook Live conversation with stroke survivor, speaker, and author Paul Cummings”

It’s not just for wrinkles

This week I am thrilled, practically bouncing off the walls at my doctors´office. “Christmas came early this year,” I joyfully exclaim to my doctor. “I’m getting my Botox injections!” ___________________________________________________________________ For all the skeptics out there, let me explain. Every three months, I go see my doctor, a specialist in brain injury medicine, for injectionsContinue reading “It’s not just for wrinkles”

Mother Knows Best

As much as I hate to admit it, my mom is (almost) always right. Since I had my stroke, I’ve been living back home with my parents, undergoing all sorts of intense rehab and taking baby steps towards independence. My ultimate goal is to reach a point where I can move out and live successfullyContinue reading “Mother Knows Best”

Four weeks or four years?

It’s absolutely crazy to think that the last blog post I wrote was right before s$!t hit the fan in mid-March. The last time I published a post, I had gone out to a brewery in Brooklyn to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Then I went to a Celine Dion concert. So much has changed sinceContinue reading “Four weeks or four years?”

Go Bulldogs!

I thought that by heading down to Georgia for the weekend I would be escaping the cold weather and snow in the Northeast, but turns out I was just ditching my mild Northeast winter for snow in the south. On February 7, I flew out of Newark to Atlanta to enjoy a weekend with oneContinue reading “Go Bulldogs!”

Fast Fwd: The Fully Recovered Mindset

“Are you ready? It will just be a little prick,” my physiatrist warned. “Thanks for the heads up,” I joked. Prick, and the needle penetrated my left trapezius. My doctor turned the switch on the funny little contraption sitting in front of us, which started to hum faintly. “This is how we figure out whereContinue reading “Fast Fwd: The Fully Recovered Mindset”

A new Thanksgiving tradition

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. My mom’s side of the family drives up to our house in Chatham from Maryland, and we all celebrate Thanksgiving together. I love spending time with my family and enjoying a delicious meal. My dad fries a turkey outside and smokes another (and it’s delicious!). MyContinue reading “A new Thanksgiving tradition”