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

 

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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 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 


Episode 145 – A NeuroNerds Anniversary Reunion

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Our co-host Lauren is BACK!! And her return is just in time to celebrate our podcast’s 3-year anniversary + kickoff Women’s History Month! Lauren shares her experience recovering from COVID-19 (sigh of relief!) as well as her quarantine TV entertainment lineup. Plus Joe and Lauren get back into their nerdy antics with discussions about X-Men and the MCU. They get into talking about the their growth since this podcast began and future projects that lay ahead! Welcome Lauren back with some comments 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 Cory JenningsSupporters

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon  

 

 

 


Episode 144 – Amplify Black Voices With Greg Graham

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Summary:

To conclude our celebration of Black History Month, our next featured guest in our Amplify Black Voices series is Greg Graham. Our host Joe talks with Greg about his experience having a stroke and how his relationships have been affected post-stroke. Greg talks about this new wave of the BLM movement and shares his perspective as a black man in America. Plus they discuss the amazing work Greg has done creating care baskets for caregivers to brain injury survivors. While this is the end of Black History Month, we at The NeuroNerds will continue to celebrate Black voices and we will be featuring more Black stroke and brain injury survivors in future episodes. Do you know an inspiring Black brain injury survivor? Please share with us on our socials!

 

Links Mentioned:

– Follow Greg on Instagram – https://Instagram.com/Avm_superhero

 

This episode is a part of our Amplify Black Voices series.  In this series, we are featuring Black stroke and brain injury survivors sharing their experiences of being Black in America as well as their recovery journeys.  Let’s continue the discussion on our various social channels.

Click here for resources and ways to help change the system and make a difference – https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co

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 143 – Amplify Black Voices With Tanya Gauthier

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Summary:

As we continue our celebration of Black History Month, our next featured guest in our Amplify Black Voices series is Tanya Gauthier. In this episode, our host Joe talks with Tanya about her perspective as a black woman living in the world during the pandemic and the BLM movement plus her experiences from studying at West Point to recovering from a brain injury. Now she’s sharing her positive attitude through her nonprofit TBIncredible’s photography classes helping those recovering from brain injuries. Do you know an inspiring Black brain injury survivor? Please share with us on our socials!

Links Mentioned:

– Follow Tanya on Instagram – https://Instagram.com/smilewithtanya

– Follow Tanya’s nonprofit TBIncredible – https://tbincredible.com, https://Instagram.com/tbincredible

 

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 


Amplify Black Voices With Vince Holland

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Summary:

Continuing our Black History Month celebration with another series of interviews throughout February with Black stroke and brain injury survivors as part of our Amplify Black Voices series. In this episode, Joe interviews Vince Holland, a Black stroke survivor, martial artist, Olympic weightlifter, and mindfulness meditation teacher. Vince and Joe talk about how meditation has helped with their recovery, their love of Marvel nerdom, and more. Do you know an inspiring Black brain injury survivor? Please share with us on our socials!

Links Mentioned:
– Follow Vince on Instagram – https://instagram.com/vince.856
– Check out Vince’s virtual meditation classes through HealTheBrain.org – https://healthebrain.org/withvinceholland

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


Amplify Black Voices With Tymiak Hawkins

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Celebrating Black History Month with another series of interviews throughout February with Black stroke and brain injury survivors as part of our Amplify Black Voices series. In this episode Joe interviews Tymiak Hawkins, a Black stroke survivor and former college basketball player from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He shares about his recovery journey and more. Do you know an inspiring Black brain injury survivor? Please share with us on our socials!

Links Mentioned:

– Follow Tymiak on Instagram – https://instagram.com/twothet2.0?igshid=1cat1xfbib709

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


Maintaining Mindfulness

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Summary
Continuing our conversation about self-care, Joe and his guest co-host/partner Felice dive into the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. They talk about Joe’s co-host Lauren, recovering from COVID-19, and how to stay balanced during these unprecedented times especially for stroke and brain injury survivors. What are your favorite meditations to practice? Please share on our socials!

Links Mentioned:
– Headspace Meditation App – www.headspace.com/subscriptions
– Balance Meditation App – www.balanceapp.com/
– Calm Meditation App – www.calm.com/

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds
Plus get a free Audible trial at 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 joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
– Edited by Cory Jennings
– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

 


A Marvel TV Renaissance

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Summary

In this episode, Joe nerds out over all of the Marvel shows he’s really excited about with his guest co-host/partner Felice. Plus they discuss the importance of self-care during this time. What Marvel show are you most excited about? Let us know 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 Cory Jennings

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


A New Year, A New Hope

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Summary

It’s a new year and Joe is talking about hope for a better 2021 with guest co-host Felice. Yes, this year has already had a rocky start with the disturbing events in DC last week, but despite what is going on in the world, Joe and Felice talk about the importance of staying positive, practicing gratitude and enjoying the fun things in life like Felice binging on her new favorite show “Community” and both of them nerding out on all the new Marvel shows coming to Disney+. What’s your favorite show to binge on right now? 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 Cory JenningsSupporters

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon