Episode 26: Being Curious Every Day
Sarah Sears loves personal growth and self-reflection. It has led her down paths like making art, being a mental health counselor, and practicing ashtanga yoga. In April 2017, she sustained a head injury resulting in a brain bleed that resolved quickly. However, she experiences other, longer-lasting TBI symptoms, like noise sensitivity, balance and vision difficulty, cognitive fatigue, and coordination issues. Her recovery journey has been another opportunity to learn about herself and to listen to a lot of podcasts and audiobooks.
In this episode, Sarah addresses her initial challenges with recovery and how she’s still coping with the changes that her illness have brought to her life.
“With head injuries, there's not a clear recovery. So where do you end?” — Sarah Sears
- How Sarah has committed to doing the easiest thing she could to support recovery.
Discussing our right to exist and why we don’t have to do anything to deserve it.
Sarah’s hilarious anecdote about looping, a common side effect of traumatic brain injuries.
Addressing the power of knowing your own body and advocating for your needs.
Creating a circle of people who understand and respect your recovery.
The sweet support Sarah’s spouse, Sue, shows her.
How Sarah addressed her claustrophobia and fear of death through a variety of “experiments.”
Finding the humor even during life’s most difficult moments.
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resources mentioned in this episode
“How Trauma Lodges in the Body” with Bessel van der Kolk
FoundMyFitness podcast with Rhonda Patrick
Six Feet Under, TV show
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