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

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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 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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Summary

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  

 


We Made It! Bye Bye 2020

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Summary:

We made it! 2020 is almost over so Joe and Lauren have recap the year, talk Game of Thrones throwback and how 2020 is Joffrey vs 2021 could be more like Ramsay! They talk about their different approaches to “New Year, New Me.” Plus Spoiler Alert: Joe goes into fanboy mode talking about the Season 2 finale of Mandalorian. What are you doing for the New Year? Please share on our socials!

 

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 


A Holly Jolly Grinchmas? Bah Humbug!

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Summary:

Wow! The holidays are here! Joe and Lauren talk about the strangeness of this holiday season plus the reality of this pandemic in 2020 and the toll it takes. The episode starts with a bit of a bah humbug vibe, but transforms into more fun when they get into Lord of the Rings and the Big Bads from that series as well as other Winter holidays such as Saturnalia, Festivus, Yalda, and the Solstice. Please have a safe responsible holiday and to all of our listeners, especially our brain injury survivors, remember that we are resilient and we can handle this!

 

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


Priya Sharma From Land Down Unda

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Summary

In this episode our host Joe interviews Priya Sharma, a stroke survivor and advocate for brain injury survivors from Sydney, Australia. They discuss Australia’s aggressive approach to controlling COVID-19 and how it’s working. Plus they talk about recovering from brain injuries, coping with these strange times and Priya’s $3500 fundraising goal for The Stroke Foundation.

Links from Episode:

  • Support Priya’s Stroke Foundation fundraiser – https://strokefoundation-larapinta-2021.raisely.com/priya-sharma
  • Follow Priya on Instagram – http://www.Instagram.com/mystrokeofinspiration
  • Read Priya’s blog – http://www.mystrokeofinspiration.com
  • 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

Supporters

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon