It's Christmas! It's finally here, the happiest tone of the year! There's lights, music, parties, family, friends, and food, a lot of food. But there is also pressure to be at all the parties, to host some of them, to make or bring food, to give presents, to talk to everyone at the party and … Continue reading How to survive and enjoy the holiday season
Happy Thanksgiving! Well, it's finally here, the day that marks the beginning of Christmas, my favorite time of year. I started early but now it's official, now it's officially the happiest time of the year and we can all be jolly. There's lights everywhere, there's lights, music, friends, family and food, very good food. Today … Continue reading Another Happy Thanksgiving!
Today I have another reason to celebrate, this time I'm celebrating because yesterday was my birthday. I always love my birthday no matter how old I am. I still feel like a child when it's my birthday; this year I had to act like an adult because I was at work but my boss and … Continue reading Happy Birthday to me!
First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all mothers. We couldn't be alive without you, like, literally. Thank you for everything else you do, after we get to this crazy world. From changing our disgusting diapers to teaching us how to walk, then drive and sorry for wrecking the car (we all did at one … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe New Years Eve. I started the new year on the right foot doing small things like updating my calendar from December to January and changing my sheets. It's the little things that we do that make it all better. I haven't made any resolutions this year … Continue reading Happy 2019!
Last night, after four months, I finally had a proper house warming party in my apartment. It wasn't a lot of people but it was a great excuse to see and get my friends from high school together again, at least some of them. We were so happy to see each other and started trying … Continue reading Housewarming
It's officially Christmas time again and I hope everyone has a great December! I wish everybody can celebrate the holidays with family, friends and loved ones. Lots of love, María
It's never too early to start celebrating and thinking about everything you are grateful for and starting the holiday season. Nothing puts you in a better holiday spirit than putting up the Christmas tree. With that done last night, I went to work this morning ready to have a pre-thanksgiving lunch with everyone who works … Continue reading It’s Christmas time!
Every year, on October 31 I come around this great memory. This was one of my proudest days during rehabilitation. I had been working hard for months I was still not able do do anything by myself, when after six months, I was able to stand. That's it, standing, which now I take for granted … Continue reading I was finally standing
It's not like you have cancer or something This really hurts my feelings, that someone would have the nerve to say that. No one knows what it's like to have a brain injury or concussion until they have one, just like no one can know what it's like to have cancer until they have it. … Continue reading Don’t tell me it’s not that bad
The best part of the holiday season is, for many of us, spending time with our family and friends. This time full of parties and other gatherings with friends and family may be difficult for TBI survivors, I mean so many people and so much noise can get a little difficult, at least for me. … Continue reading Tips for the holidays
There is something you can't have enough of in your life and that's good friends, those who are always there. I have talked about this before but I'm lucky enough to have more than a few of those. Two of them took me out for my birthday this weekend and it made my birthday even … Continue reading A different kind of celebration
Today my friend Fransheska and I decided we wanted to cook a meal together. I have not really cooked in 5 years, not a real meal on the stove and chopping and mixing ingredients in a pan, kind of cooking. So I decided that I had to make something with a lot of ingredients that … Continue reading Cooking with Maria and Fransheska
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I thought I knew how hard a therapist's job was from working as a summer camp counselor at Float Aquatic Therapy, but that wasn't even half the work. This weekend, I had the chance to participate in a three day workshop hosted by Float, in which we learned techniques and the basic principles of the … Continue reading Aquatic Therapy Bootcamp