Cora is one of the first “Instagram” friends I made and founder of Beads for Brains. We bonded over our experience with concussions and Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). Cora makes beautiful beaded bracelets as a way to help her cope and to raise awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Concussion Syndrome. Follow her on Instagram and … Continue reading First Ever Guest Post On EHB! Welcome to Cora Loeblein- The Face Behind Beads For Brains
I will begin by saying that I have always been an anxious person. After my accident, my anxiety went through the roof and I started having frequent panic attacks. Going through a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a nightmare for anyone. For someone that already has anxiety, it definitely is a living nightmare. I managed … Continue reading 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 A Simple Way To Help With Anxiety And Panic Attacks
Continuing on from last week, I’m hoping to help you get to know me with pictures! Kemerton This is my horse Kemerton. He is now 21 years old and retired from being ridden. Kemerton was born on a neighbors farm, Sandhill Farm Thoroughbred Horses. He raced for many years, and then retired after a long … Continue reading My Life In Pictures…Part 2
Things changed for me drastically when I got hurt, causing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It was weeks of being so weak that if I had physical therapy or a doctors appointment that day, I would go home and crash. I literally had these “crash” days after I did anything at all besides laying around … Continue reading My Life After TBI (ATBI)
My life changed drastically on March 13, 2018. That was the day that I got hurt. To know me, you have to know the person prior to the traumatic brain injury (TBI). Today, I want to give you a glimpse into a day in my old life. Prior to my TBI, I got up early, … Continue reading My Life Before TBI (BTBI)
For My Fellow Horse Lovers Monday “You have to have a picture in your mind of what you want your horse to do.” Ray Hunt Tuesday “Success without force, partnerships without dominance, teamwork without fear, willingness without intimidation.” Pat Parelli Wednesday “No hour of life is ever wasted that is spent in the saddle.” Winston … Continue reading Some Quotes To Ponder For This Week…
Cory This is one of the horses closest to my heart. This is Cory. We bought Cory on New Years Day, 2000. My family had just converted our produce farm to a horse farm and were beginning a lesson program.We bought him at the Eyer Stables, Thurmont MD, New Years Day horse auction. He rode … Continue reading The Story of My Life In Pictures! Part 1
There are a million articles and posts about things that might help traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Things like earplugs (I have a brand of those I highly recommend, but that’s another post), blue light glasses, etc… The list goes on and on. Though I definitely use many things to help me through my daily … Continue reading The Calm App – A Must For TBI/PCS Patients!
For those of you who know me in person, you know that my name is Katie Elizabeth Holt. Why then, do I write under the name Ellison Hartley? The first reason is in honor of my family. My grandmother’s (mothers side) maiden name was Ellison. The farm I currently live on was originally purchased by … Continue reading Becoming Ellison Hartley
Happy New Year! I can’t believe that it is New Years Day! I’m looking forward to the start of this year more than probably any other year of my life! A Tramatic Experience After having a horse related accident and sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS), 2018 was anything but a … Continue reading Happy New Year From The Bruised Brain Horse Blogger!