Support and Community with Brain & Spine Foundation

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Summary:

In this episode, we are joined by Brain & Spine Foundation CEO, Marc Smith and their Community and Events Fundraising Officer, Grace Patient.  Brain & Spine Foundation is a UK organization that supports people with neurological problems including brain injuries such as stroke. Our host Joe, guest co-host Felice and our guests talk about how brain injury survivors can reach out for support and what doctors and caregivers can do to help. If you are a brain injury survivor, where do you find support during your recovery? Share your resources on our socials and don’t hesitate to reach out to Brain & Spine Foundation for support as well!

 

Links Mentioned:

– Brain & Spine Website: https://www.brainandspine.org.uk/

 

– Brain & Spine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brainandspine

 

– Brain & Spine Twitter: https://Twitter.com/brainspine

 

– Brain & Spine Instagram: https://Instagram.com/brainandspine

 

– Brain & Spine Virtual Marathon: https://www.brainandspine.org.uk/event/the-virtual-london-marathon/

 

– Brain & Spine Peer Support Groups: https://www.brainandspine.org.uk/supporting-you/online-support-groups/

 

– Brain & Spine Ambassadors (including Joe!): https://www.brainandspine.org.uk/about-us/our-community-ambassadors/

 

– Brain & Spine’s Neuro Life Now App: https://neurolifenow.org/

 

– Rosie Hewlett’s Medusa book Instagram: @medusa.book and on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Medusa-Rosie-Hewlett/dp/1800420668/ref=asc_df_1800420668/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=515215099348&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2237282087939294959&hvdev=m&hvlocphy=9045888&hvtargid=pla-1257241957869&psc=1&th=1

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Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by D’Var Baggett

Supporters

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon


Episode 154 – A Whole New (Opening) World

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Summary:

As the U.S opens up, Joe and guest co-host Felice look back to the time stuck at home and how that experience changed their brains and habits. They also share stories and tips on adjusting to vaccinated life. How has your life changed as a result of this pandemic? Share your stories on our socials!

Links Mentioned:

– NPR article about pandemic brain fog –  https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/05/06/992401123/if-your-brain-feels-foggy-and-youre-tired-all-the-time-youre-not-alone

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by D’Var Baggett

Supporters

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon 


Episode 153 – Stroke Surviving & Globetrotting with Hannah Clare

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Summary

Our last episode of Stroke Awareness month features stroke survivor Hannah Clare, a speech pathologist from Alaska living and teaching in Thailand and will be moving to China to teach for the next 2 years. Joe and Hannah talk about her recovery journey, how they connected as fellow survivors and her work as a speech pathologist in the US and abroad. We have loved sharing stroke survivor stories and raising awareness this month! Do you know a stroke survivor warrior? Please share on our socials!

 

Links Mentioned:

– Follow Hannah on IG – https://instagram.com/auntie_hahhah

 

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by D’Var Baggett

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

 


Episode 152 – Body Dysmorphia & Mental Health Awareness

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Summary:

With it being Mental Health Awareness Month, Joe and Lauren talk about the effects of body dysmorphia on the mind. Lauren bravely shares her own personal battles with body dysmorphia and helps raise awareness. How are you taking care of your mental health this month? Please share with us on our socials!

Links Mentioned:

– Information about Body Dysmorphia – https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/body-dysmorphic-disorder, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/body-dysmorphic-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20353938

 

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

 

 Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by D’Var Baggett

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


Episode 151 – A Lesson In Swimming with Michael Shutt

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Summary:

As we continue to raise awareness during this Stroke Awareness Month, our host, Joe, has a very special guest for this episode – fellow stroke survivor, Michael Shutt. They continue to talk about the importance of connecting with other survivors and how much it helps to have that community support throughout the recovery process. Plus they discuss Michael’s one-man show centered around his stroke recovery journey. Who is part of your support system? Share and tag them on our socials!

 

Links Mentioned:

– Check out Michael’s one-man show, ‘A Lesson In Swimming’ – https://www.alessoninswimming.com

– Follow Michael on Instagram – https://instagram.com/whmike?igshid=1e3wp80xt0hgk

– Follow ‘A Lesson In Swimming’ on Instagram – https://instagram.com/alessoninswimming?igshid=h2htt3h9f9r0

 

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

 

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by D’Var Baggett

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

 


Episode 150 – Joe and Mimi Connect IRL!

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Summary:

Joe gets to meet one of the first stroke survivors he connected with online after his stroke, Mimi Hayes! They talk about the importance of connecting with other survivors and its impact on their recovery journeys. Plus they talk about movies and finding “your person” who can help you through your brain injury recovery journey or any journey you are on. Who is “your person” that supports you through whatever journey you are currently on? Share and tag them on our socials!

Links Mentioned:

– Check out Mimi’s book, one-woman show, and private coaching at http://mimihayes.com.

 

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by D’Var Baggett  

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon 


Episode 149 – The NeuroNerds Are Getting Vaxxed

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Summary

Diving into the Nerdom-verse, Joe and Lauren talk about DC’s latest updates about the new Suicide Squad movie; a possible new queen for Aquaman (maybe our Queen of stroke survivors, Emilia Clarke!?); Falcon and The Winter Soldier show updates; Game of Thrones’ 10-year anniversary; and why they like science. Plus they discuss their thoughts leading up to getting their COVID-19 vaccines. What are you most excited about coming to DC’s next rollout of movies? Please share on our socials!

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by D’Var Baggett

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

 


Episode 148 -Super Heroes Need Therapy Too

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Summary

Joe and Lauren are talking about The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and diving into Bucky’s storyline and journey through mental healthcare and therapy to cope with all of the trauma he experienced. In this theme, they explore more deeply the importance normalizing mental health. Plus they touch on blood clots and COVID-19’s affect on the nervous system. How do you take care of your mental health? Please share on our socials.

 

Links Mentioned:

– https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Current-Research/Coronavirus-and-NINDS/nervous-system

 

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by Cory Jennings

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


Episode 147 – Sunny Side Of Grey with Sara Cook

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Summary

 

Ending our Women’s History Month series of interviews with amazing women who are surviving and thriving post stroke and brain injuries. In this episode Joe interview Sara Cook, a stroke survivor and blogger who keeps things positive with her blog Sunny Side of Grey. Do you know some inspiring women who are brain injury survivors? Please tag them on our socials!

Links Mentioned:

– Follow Sara on IG – https://instagram.com/thesunnysideofgrey

– Read her story on Yahoo – https://news.yahoo.com/news/grieving-person-used-traumatic-brain-040413777.html

 

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

 

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by Cory JenningsSupporters

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon  

 


Episode 146 – Spreading Goodness With Anna Dravland

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Summary

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month and Brain Injury Awareness month, in this episode, our host Joe interviews Anna Dravland. Anna talks about surviving and recovering from a stroke, depression, living with pain, and choosing positivity. She also shares about starting Spread Goodness Day which celebrates positivity, happiness, and joy! What makes you happy? Please share on our socials!

Links Mentioned:

– Spread Goodness Day – https://www.spreadgoodnessday.com/

– Anna’s IG – https://instagram.com/survivingwithgoodness

 

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

 

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by Cory JenningsSupporters

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon