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The Newest Production...

The newest  production is underway... Today I finally get a day off from making preparations for it.  I should only have a week or two left before the newest segment begins... The newest segment will be called on the road with BIP (Brain Injury Productions).  More details about the preparations will be revealed as time goes on. I really cannot wait until I can tell all, it is so exciting thus far. So I am so sorry that I have not been around blogging posting on Face Book, or Twitter lately.

These new videos will be some more informative videos recorded... to post on our you tube channel  so we can get more subscribers, as soon as we reach 1000 subscribers we will  be able to release our film to the public. I know many of you have been looking forward to that. So below this blog you will see the trailer for the film that comes from our you tube channel. If you click on it... you will be taken to the you tube channel so you can subscribe. So you too can be notified whenever we post new videos.

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Created by: Bethany Bromley

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Bethany Bromley originally published 10/22/17


Challenges & Drama...

As I sit here writing out this blog... I am thinking how overly challenging my job is. Being an advocate for those living with challenges. It's  like putting a puzzle together that other people don't have time nor the patience to do, let alone the talent. I can hear those voices in the back of my head saying, Girl you got to be "Crazy", for one you are way to emotional. The reason why I say emotional is because, while trying to listen and communicate with a challenged person... they will often times say things they do not mean... and it can become very painful. So often times it is best to say wait a second, you are thinking something, and trying to say something, but it doesn't match.

Often times people with challenges are viewed as big Drama machines. 

For the longest time, my opinion about drama has been... What you don't like life... because life is "DRAMA"... but recently I have coupled that opinion with the new philosopy of..."DRAMA" is only drama when the person looking at it reacts. We are all aware of  Newtons Law and Theory, "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction". In the perspective of challenges and advocacy, we make sure that our reactions are positive and diverting from the negative.  Humanity lives by this theory, but what if this theory is dampening/limiting our minds capacity of reaching its full 110% usage? For those of you that do not know... the human brain is capable of that capacity, and once that capacity is reached, amazing things happen, for example telekinesis, the ability to move things with ones mind, to be able to transmit and receive electrical current, as we all are made of energy anyways. We ingest energy everyday in the food that we eat, filled with vitamins, and minerals. I am certain you have heard the term "you are what you eat".

Have you ever noticed when a storm passes through the area,  you just don't feel right, or how about my next door neighbor seems to be having a great day while I am having a horrible day, and it certainly feels like it's all at my expense, even though it technically isn't. I have done this set my mind to having a great day and my neighbor has a not so great day.  It starts as a child, we learn subconsciously if we act out we get what we want, then it goes on further to learning how to be a bully... we get in our minds that we are no good, we are having a bad day, and if  I create drama for someone else nobody will notice me. Even though for some of us we grow up and out of that bullying stage, it is our design to still influence nature. Here is a  great example... as I was raising my children I noticed that when I woke up and I was having a bad day, my children would have a bad day too. I didn't want that for my children so I programmed myself to be happy every morning when I woke up, eventually my children's performances in school improved greatly. If we take look at the testimonial section on this page where Molly stated how I influenced the community where we lived, when I stated it doesn't matter how you feel, honk your horn when driving by a friends house, drop them an e-mail or text message, it will help them have a better day, and your day will improve as well.  It has a lot to do with endorphins, which is the good feelings you get when you get a hug from a friend. The hormones that promote positive feelings.

In regards to Challenges and Drama... what if we didn't look at the drama? As in never happened... LOL!! "these are not the droids you are looking for"! How may I help you? Go back to the statement... "It is in our design to influence nature". There is a lot of truth to "Waking up on the wrong side of the bed". In a earlier blog I stated, that everything has a positive and negative, just like a battery has to have  positive and negative terminals to be powered. The key word "power" as in energy, as in what we all are. We are all placing to much emphasis on the negative. Generally in a human perspective negative comes from fear, then it also comes from being uneducated, especially when it comes to the challenged. Today with technology the way it is, it is easier to become educated.

Brain Injury Productions purpose to build those virtual simulators, through the use of film, public speaking and education, is adding that extra little kick to utilizing that 110% of the brain.. and if I may be so bold to say... turning us into that awesome ball of energy mass, or you can call it magic if you wish. We will "Change The World"...and in a more spiritual sense if you want to get right down to it. We are all created in the image of GOD.

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Bethany Bromley originally published 6/4/17


A New Strategy...

As you all may or may not know, our current documentary is in the film festival circuit, and then after that who knows.  Since I have a lot of extra time on my hands, while I am waiting for all the film festival judging to finish; (and believe me waiting is the hardest thing to do), I turn my focus to marketing, webpage development, new plans and ideas. 

My job I feel as Director of the organization is building it's future, and the one thing that keeps holding me back from that is continuing to work on the things I have already built.

So for the new plans, building the brain training page more, adding more games to it. Bicycling road trips, more filming and editing for brain training videos. The video below, that is if I can get my back to hold out on me.

However lately I have been reflecting on all the people that have been helping me. The people that have been sharing blog posts, sharing my IMDb link, sharing the film trailer, sharing the GoFundme Campaign, marking Brain Injury Productions as their favorite charity on eBay. Sometimes when you are not seeing a whole lot of progress, it's easy to forget about those little efforts that some people have made. What I have decided to do is grow my contributor list on the Home Page .  Soon I will have volunteer/contributor appreciation day/night. It does keep me quite active tracking down every share: (but hey at least I am not focusing on film festival and the fact that I hate competition), and listing the names of "EVERY" single person. Including the people that have written testimonials.

Besides that I want to implement new features to this blog. Not only do I want to add comment boxes, (coming in the near future) but I want to add letters, "YOUR LETTERS". I want you to write me letters telling about the hardest obstacle you deal with, with your challenge. Examples are, I have a hard time getting out of bed, or I have a hard time sleeping at night, or I experience problems when people tell me that I do not know anything. This is important because, it will help Brain Injury Productions with its purpose of "Providing a better connection to society for those living with challenges". The Ada provides employers and caretakers little pamphlets with small descriptions of what it is like dealing with a person with a specific challenge, the problem is those descriptions do not do justice to the person or to the challenge, because we are all different. It is time that we all start talking. Another example, I have a hard time sleeping at night, and when this happens I experience troubles with fatigue, and when I am fatigue my cognitive deficits  are greatly enhanced. Sometimes so bad that I get physically ill. Now since my Neuro pathways are damaged, my brain starts sending my body the wrong messages, and if I continue to ignore those messages I will stop functioning and everything will get worse. then we could go on to add, it isn't that I cannot be a part of  a functioning society, I just have to take it slow.

To send me a letter that can be viewed here in this blog shoot it to me in an E-mail.

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Bethany Bromley originally published 4/7/17


Am I Crazy?? (No Offense)...

It still amazes me to this day how quickly doctors (general practitioners), and counselors quickly assume and diagnose people with mental illnesses and automatically label them bi polar, Schizophrenic, etc. Then come the drugs. Though they might help mask the depression or other psychiatric symptom, it is wrecking havoc in another part of your body... this is when you know the drug is not working.

Though it may not be entirely their fault. What do you expect to get when you go see a general practitioner doctor? Generalized treatment or sent out to another doctor who specializes in what the general practitioner believes you have, for example sent to a neurologist or a psychiatrist. It is the primary goal of any doctor to do his/her best to provide the best medical treatment for their patient, thus they go off of what they "KNOW". In some instances, it is safe to say that even some of them may be trying to further their career and knowledge by experience. Imagine having severe tremors and being giving an egg to hold without breaking it, but you have to pass it off to someone else, you are not entirely sure you can do that without breaking it, so you are a bit indecisive as what to do, you suck it up and say ok I have been given this responsibility and I am going to do my best to see to its safety. There is no way that I can be guaranteed that the next person is going to do any better. This is a part of human nature. I admire doctors for their challenging careers, and some times having to deal with indecisiveness. These people are some very strong people who have to put their reputations, and their economic livelihood on the line, struggling daily to stay afloat in a world where there are so many other doctors. Yes this is true with any other career as well.

As some of you may have an idea as to what my feelings are towards the FDA and drugs, as you might hear me scream I hate them. "Why can't they just stick to their purpose of regulating farms and food production?" I am curious as to how many of the people that work for the FDA are nutritionist, or even have a basic understanding of facts and figures in math.

Am I crazy?? WHY DON"T THESE DRUGS WORK??

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Bethany Bromley originally published 7/6/16


A Dreamers dreams do come true...

I often find myself thinking back to 2004 during my taekwondo training and the inception of the Neighborhood Watch program I started for the community. The Chief of Police at the time brought the program to me and said that he was having difficulty finding anyone to pick it up and start it... and asked me to see what I could do with it. I studied up on it in my free time. A year later we were ready to start. Over the next few years as I lead the program the Chief told me that I was going to make an amazing advocate. I wonder if even then was the beginning of BIP. It had to have been because my skills were becoming fine tuned. Also if I hadn't mentioned before as a child I was being told this.

Being a leader of an organization designed to deal with the public it was important to be able to understand every aspect of the kinds of people you will be dealing with...so then I decided to incorporate the Department of Justices Americans with Disabilities Act information into my own knowledge. Through all the crime prevention training I had... I realized that this information was of most importance to those with challenges because besides women being a large percentage of victims of crime... it is the challenged as well.

Most of your police and sheriff's become amazing in the field of human psychology over the years, as many different types of people they have to deal with. Making them great humanitarians. Rarely do you ever see them get public recognition for any wonderful work they do.

The department of justice offers training for law enforcement in regards to the ADA and how to respond to the challenged. I am very pleased to see better treatment for the challenged in this respect. However I would like to see this training a requirement at the academy. As a cadet just getting out of the academy and being placed on the force one of your first calls will be to the challenged...and if you act as an arrogant officer you will have just escalated the situation further. You will not be aware of proper response unless you have had the elective training. So far it is elective training, meaning the officer does not have to attend the training if they do not want to, and also if the department has no staff on hand to teach it. Heck Crime Prevention isn't even a required course to get through the academy.

Let's theorize for a moment. Say if you have polio without mental issues, and you need the assistance of law enforcement. At that moment while you are waiting for their arrival...because of the negative stigmas of the challenged a human mind will become panicked. Also on occasions in this situation producing strange behavior. Dealing with an untrained officer the situation can escalate to be something more than it really was.

Let's change polio into ADHD. My point I am trying to make is you never know what is going to be present.

Therefore it is important for the challenged to say...I do have challenges...a medical issue. What if though you are unaware you have one. An example of being unaware is having been raised in a sheltered environment or unaware of a chemical change occurring with in your body that is leading up to a challenge like diabetes or a blood disorder.

We need to rid the negative stigmas of having a challenge... because it is everywhere.It could even be occurring within the officer.

While watching information videos regarding certain challenges I pick up on ratios like 1-8 children are born like this. How about people that are born like that and don't even know? An instance of this would be developing Autism later in life...or developing MS. The genes were always there... and what's worse is food can aggravate and stimulate it or desensitize it. Our human bodies are capable of anything.

What happens when our food sources are being robbed of its nutrients? On top of being contaminated by pesticides.

More under nourished bodies more disability. This is what the world has become. So stigmas have got to be eradicated.

Remember the saying Man will be his own undoing?

At this point you may be thinking that this blog is going every where jumping around to much. This writer is providing to you a picture for you to reflect on.
I was recently confronted by a peer that told me that anything that this business does should be approved  by the Brain Injury community, and again I cannot stress enough that just because the name says Brain Injury it's not all about Brain Injury. I suggested that the person stop...and to take a look at the website. If you look deeply into all the postings and writings on this website you will discover the meaning of the name. I would actually like to hear some of your ideas of what the name Brain Injury Productions means.
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Bethany Bromley originally published 6/4/16


More than you know...

While out discussing the business and what we are all about... it is quite irritating when someone tells me ...well one of my good friends family has two children with autism and they function quite well. I do not see any purpose to your business still. With getting disability education out there when it's already there. Little do they know that with a child with Autism or Aspergers even very mildly effected will mimic the behavior of their surroundings and their parents. I have even found this to be true in cases of mild brain injury and traumatic brain injury. When I realized this in myself...I told myself this is not right...this is not who I want to be. On occasions the symptoms of the afflicted will be so mild they won't even be noticeable... the only person that knows is the child.They are unable to communicate so their mimicking behavior covers for them. Then as they get older their symptoms worsen...one because there is nobody around to mimic...and two because they might have adopted another method of dealing with the symptoms. This is when multiple diagnosis come into play...and rehabilitation becomes twice as hard...because what is it we need to start with.

A sample of multiple diagnosis is depression, alcoholism, drug addiction...and other unknown sensitivities causing havoc on the persons body. With alcoholism and drug addiction being recognized causes of disability like Brain Injury as well as physical disability. You now have that on top of a pre existing condition.

Everyone is different... everyones system reacts differently to their disability...so I think I worded it correctly today during the news interview...Brain Injury Productions prepares you better intellectually and emotionally to deal with those with disabilities.

This starts with connecting with people through writing...Brain Injury Productions wants to paint a picture for you. Through production...producing captivating yet truthful documentaries connecting to you through the use of your eyes and ears and through public speaking. We will even guide you through rehabilitation, by offering brain training ideas...as well as offering assistance in understanding your rights in regards to the Americans with Disability Act...and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as any other thing you need to understand including people understanding you.Created by: Bethany Bromley

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Bethany Bromley originally published 5/12/16


The New Bilingual Language...

I am thankful for my disability advocacy peers... for all the awareness they bring to various disabilities (challenges) . They are doing a great job explaining what the challenge is. Through out my life it has always been behave normal...don't do this don't do that etc etc.

I am just curious as to how many others being told don't don't works for them. Isn't that harsh and negative...maybe as detrimental as telling a child no no no all the time... don't... yelling and screaming at them instead of saying we should not behave like that...and offer up another solution with a better outcome.

It grates on my nerves to go into a store and over hear a mother balking out no no no to their child... in the back of my mind I am thinking way to go with the positive reinforcement their mom. I would've said to my child if you put that in my cart and I pay for something I wasn't planning on purchasing the less money we will have for going out to chuckee cheeses afterwards...do you think that is a good idea? Yeah mommy I want to go...ok so lets put that item back and not get anything that's not written on this list. Would you like to hold the list? But mommy I cant read...that is ok I will help you. Then involve the child in locating the item. You might even hear, if you stop to talk, "excuse me but we do not have time to talk now we are on an important mission to find PICKLES"!

Being an advocate is much the same way you are the voice for a person that cannot speak. Its great to have folks going around saying this is what the disability is like ...but it still is not saying...the Ada gives these people the rights to be heard...the Ada also gives rights to these people to work...the Ada also says that you as an employer have got to make adjustments for them to work here. Now this doesn't just mean ramps and railing in your bathrooms... it also means communication. Picture this you live in a US state you own an American restaurant and you're population is mostly non english speaking citizens. It would be easy if you have a bilingual employees. In regards to the Ada and the other adjustments you have to make you are left scratching your head if nobody in your restaurant knows how to speak challenged (the new bilingual language) and you do not know how...and you don't know of any colleges that teach it. Well Brain Injury Productions purpose is to do just that. To nurture relationships between the non's and the challenged.

Let me paint another picture for you... I just returned from a national disability training symposium and the next person I call in for a job interview is a highly educated architect, top of his /her class. Turns out they have paranoid schizophrenia. They walk to my desk shake my hand, their appearance is great, I ask them to have a seat, and I ask them the first interview question. They start to stutter, and fumble around, and veering off topic slightly, ok remembering what I learned from the symposium, I stop them politely and rephrase the question after an hour of doing this my next appointment is do in any moment, ok thank you mr/ms so and so... I don't think you will work out. Thank you for coming though. I sit back in my chair, put my hands up to my face, and think oh my goodness I did not learn anything from the symposium, now there is a good chance that I could be charged for not hiring this person.

Our jobs here at Brain Injury Productions is going to put you right inside the simulator... You will learn!

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Bethany Bromley originally published 4/26/16


Doubting Thomas'...

At times it is really difficult to understand what the purpose of something is. Maybe because a larger percentage of people are looking for a concise explanation. I am assuming that there has been a model developed for the purpose of any disability group out there that everyone understands. So why...what and how does Brain Injury Productions differ from any other group, that seems to waste money, when all the while they seem to be helping me or my child...partner... spouse, but I am wondering...deep down inside how is all this helping the challenged... helping society learn how to deal with these people that may never meet up to the standards of (corporate greed) (and that is what I will just call it for now...until we can elab on it some more). Rehabilitating the challenged is great for them...but has anyone thought about rehabilitating society and alleviating fear. Example: I want my child to go to school... without bullying...without criticism...without the added stress...without mental torture...just because someone else does not understand.

How can anyone disability group meet up to those standards, and exceed the expectations of the common outlooks and views of a disability group. Should one's group fall into alignment with these other groups and do exactly what they are doing?

A brief history: 1980 was the year that the Brain Injury Assoc was founded, and in my case sustaining my injury in 1981 and as far as a group's outreach capabilities there was not any group, education, or rehabilitation form available to me or for me since I lived on the wrong side of the country. By the time Brain Injury Assoc reached the state in which I lived, it was to late for them to offer any help for me. Imagine how difficult growing up in an environment where there was no education or rehabilitation services available. Rehabilitation for me was a kind of hit and miss thing My parents and family had no support. We were all kind of living in the dark. Imagine this one... One of my neighbors... who kind of lived a sheltered life, grew up, became a successful lawyer, and was in a serious accident... all she knows is that her symptoms were worsening, and instead of knowing how and where to get help she withdrew from everybody and everything in her life. Suddenly after all the years of fighting with her doctors, over medication, and treatments, she discovers the Brain Injury Assoc. However after her first intake with them she discovers that there is nothing they can do for her since she sustained her injury so long ago. Now here she sits daily, in the dark, depressed, unable to go out, to get work, to communicate and socialize with others. She is un-capable of living a productive and meaningful life. My question is... since when did Brain Rehab have a time limit put on it. Here is another example... a child can grow up healthy normal functioning and successful, they can go on to having children, and then something changes within them, and after seeing their doctor discover that they have Autism. So begins their path down the road of being improperly medicated, and fights with their doctors, counselors, and other people in their lives on whether or not they should be institutionalized.

Brain Injury Productions is no time limit.

Brain Injury Productions is advocacy.

Brain Injury Productions is addressing and shedding new light on rehabilitation.

Brain Injury Productions is preparing society to live in a world where people live amongst each other regardless of ability to function at a normal pace. (through education)

Brain Injury Productions is no institutionalization.

Brain Injury Productions is better exposure.

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Bethany Bromley originally published 4/19/16


The Illusion of Fear...

When I was a child, shortly after the accident that caused my injury, I distinctly remember the friend that was with me at the time of the accident; she came over and set me in the wheel chair and pushed me to the playground. The other children pointed and laughed at me and called me retarded. At this point and time I had not regained the ability to speak, but I remember thinking to myself, why are you laughing, and being so mean, and in anguish I thought I am not retarded. As a child are we making fun to be mean or are we doing it out of fear? Do we ever really understand why ourselves?

As a teenager when I told people about the injury, they would start backing away, as if there was something wrong with me. Like I had all of a sudden developed a disease. So I quit mentioning it, sometimes I would slide by without people knowing and other times it might come up when a person noticed my tremor and by that time they would figure hey there is nothing wrong with you. Generally I lived my life as there was nothing wrong with me. I realized that living my life that way wasn't at all benefitting me, or anyone else because no matter what; it was always going to be a brick wall, I would eventually ram my head into. The lack of education became unbearable. It grated on my nerves as I watched perfectly wonderful talented people be shunned by society. I decided it was time to start speaking out.

Time went by and I met some really extraordinary people, that helped me realize a lot about myself, what they knew in regards to a mental illness, as well as what society needs to be learning.

Sometime ago when I was doing some volunteer work, one of my co-workers had a child with Aspergers Syndrome/High Functioning Autism and I remember their car squealing into the parking lot, and them getting out of their vehicle, standing in the parking lot screaming. This used to scare me, and I asked myself why? I told myself that is really not a mature thing to be feeling, that is just as bad as someone being afraid of me because of my challenges. As time went by and I educated myself more I found it more easier to communicate with them. My most recent advocacy work with a different person has allowed me to experience a lot more. Especially in comparison to what is going on with me. As there are many similarities.

What really bugs me is the fact that we have this wonderful law in place that prohibits discrimination in work, and living, giving people with challenges more access to society. Everybody is aware of or at least should be aware of this law, however because people are under socialized, and sheltered, these people with challenges are not wanted around, because of fear regardless of what the law states. Fear that a businesses consumers will be lost, as well as money. Fear befalls upon a person because of unfamiliarity. Take for example a child starting a new school.

This person I advocate for calls me on the phone to inform me that their landlord has prohibited them from coming into the office, to make an inquiry, even though they are aware of this persons challenges, other prospective tenants might be scared away because of them. I felt as though this landlord was not being too honest about their own feelings and that the truth was that they were afraid of how they felt about it... and how they would have to explain, or maybe even how it would make them look. Needless to say it was quite baffling as I thought to myself seriously... in a community full of people with challenges?

People with challenges are sometimes the harshest, intolerant people of all. As it is hard enough to deal with their own challenges. If we take a look at this from a psychological point of view. The human brain, especially one dealing with challenges becomes programmed to perfection and excellence and it is then that one becomes set in their ways. When you have to deal with another person with a different set of challenges, you become fearful, and intolerable. Pushing the other person away from you, alienating them, making a big statement that it is their fault when it is not. A little self reflection in this case would be very beneficial, to understand that it is you with the problem not them, and you just have to learn what you are dealing with and how you are going to deal with it. Life is not easy, not for you or anyone else, but we continue to make it harder for ourselves as humans, as a nation, as a world; by shutting it out. I am compelled to quote, " We will only find "PERFECTION" when we learn to embrace "IMPERFECTION".

Bethany Bromley originally published 3/31/16

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The Hidden Confusion...

There is more to confusion than meets the eye. Feeling confused?? You're sitting there with a blank look upon your face, you roll your eyes... you just don't get it... you walk out of the room shaking your head and under your breathe you are saying, I don't get it, I really just do not get it. It's irritating to say the least and you let it go. General confusion is something that most of us experience on a daily basis most of the time, and we know that we are confused and we can admit it. We can also take the appropriate steps to remedy the confusion. What do you do when you do "NOT" know when you are confused?? Someone will ask you do you understand, you kind of look confused. Umm no! I do not feel confused, I mean I know what all the words you just used mean, so I don't think I am confused. Then later on down the road you realize, I guess I was confused. Understanding contextual meaning becomes difficult for most especially if they have never had an experience to go off of. This is very common for someone living with Neuro-Dysfunction, but it is deeper then just mental confusion. Spending a day with Neuro-Dysunction... It's like being given a new surprise every day.What do you do when when your brain is cruising at a steady pace and your body is dragging way behind?? For most folks the answer is surely old age. Picture this... your brain is set in the ok we got to stay focused today...we got a lot to do. Then your up and at it...you didn't eat breakfast and your body isn't throwing out any signals that you're hungry. You sit down to take a break as to not over clock yourself so you don't poop out because you know you get tired to easily. Just to avoid losing energy you eat something. Five to ten minutes later you are laying down with a bucket next to you...you feel like you are going to throw up. You know you are not sick, you're healthy as an ox...and your mind is still in the focus mode. Due to the different routing of the neurons at that moment and time, the messages between your brain and your stomach got confused. Wouldn't it be best to learn mind control? Would there have been a better food to choose to eat? Answer to both questions are yes. Mind control is entirely possible through diet. As mentioned in the earlier blog ... you can control your sleep and wake hormones with food. You can also control depression, and moods. Sicknesses, for instance a cold. You can control tummy aches and digestion, and even headaches. It would by wise to learn all you can about diet, dietary needs, herbal supplements, and holistic healing in this case.
There is more to confusion than meets the eye. Feeling confused?? You're sitting there with a blank look upon your face, you roll your eyes... you just don't get it... you walk out of the room shaking your head and under your breathe you are saying, I don't get it, I really just do not get it. It's irritating to say the least and you let it go. General confusion is something that most of us experience on a daily basis most of the time, and we know that we are confused and we can admit it. We can also take the appropriate steps to remedy the confusion. What do you do when you do "NOT" know when you are confused?? Someone will ask you do you understand, you kind of look confused. Umm no! I do not feel confused, I mean I know what all the words you just used mean, so I don't think I am confused. Then later on down the road you realize, I guess I was confused. Understanding contextual meaning becomes difficult for most especially if they have never had an experience to go off of. This is very common for someone living with Neuro-Dysfunction, but it is deeper then just mental confusion. Spending a day with Neuro-Dysunction... It's like being given a new surprise every day.What do you do when when your brain is cruising at a steady pace and your body is dragging way behind?? For most folks the answer is surely old age. Picture this... your brain is set in the ok we got to stay focused today...we got a lot to do. Then your up and at it...you didn't eat breakfast and your body isn't throwing out any signals that you're hungry. You sit down to take a break as to not over clock yourself so you don't poop out because you know you get tired to easily. Just to avoid losing energy you eat something. Five to ten minutes later you are laying down with a bucket next to you...you feel like you are going to throw up. You know you are not sick, you're healthy as an ox...and your mind is still in the focus mode. Due to the different routing of the neurons at that moment and time, the messages between your brain and your stomach got confused. Wouldn't it be best to learn mind control? Would there have been a better food to choose to eat? Answer to both questions are yes. Mind control is entirely possible through diet. As mentioned in the earlier blog ... you can control your sleep and wake hormones with food. You can also control depression, and moods. Sicknesses, for instance a cold. You can control tummy aches and digestion, and even headaches. It would by wise to learn all you can about diet, dietary needs, herbal supplements, and holistic healing in this case.

By: Bethany Bromley originally published 3/30/16

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      Aphasia...

The Human Epidemic & The Beauty of Communication... I find it difficult to blog about this one = Aphasia The highly educated Doctors and Professionals, let's not forget to mention the know it alls, people that are too quick to speak without understanding are going to disagree = Aphasia. Questioning myself how can I communicate this so people will understand = Aphasia Do I have any business attempting this = Aphasia No that is "NOT" what I said = Aphasia Did I hear you correctly... Let me verify if I understand you = Aphasia Little Boy Green... Come eat your Carrots... the cow is in the disco hall blowing your horn = Aphasia Reflecting on the many times I have read over and over again on medical records... Paralytic Gaze and Global Aphasia. Could this at one point and time, have been me? This is terrible... not to mention it isn't normal. Yet I ask is it normal to assume that if someone does not understand YOU because you're not able to talk to make sense to them that you are Aphasic, and not normal or is it because they are Aphasic. With the inability to understand what you are saying. In many situations I am accused of talking a lot and saying nothing, because I never really get to a point. Often I am asked, Why do you do that? Here is another one... I am accused of... Why do you answer a question with a question? For example Where is your sweet spot? Nothing to do with sex. I am listening to you... you matter to me... I am trying to figure out the best way to communicate with you... Where is your sweet spot? In general I am avoiding Aphasia. Give me thy garter fairest of the fair... What light through yonder window breaks it is the East and Juliet is the Sun... The moon sees not until the heavens clear... To most this is gibberish. Writers Oiy! What are we trying to say? I do not trust them, they do not make any sense, they are weird... She is to quiet... I do not want anything to do with them I do not understand them and I am not sure if they would understand me, what is going on or what they need to be doing. My question to you is Why... are you afraid? Fear = Aphasia. I am reminded of the times that I go out dancing, sitting at a table, feeling so insecure, palms sweaty, and a gentleman looks over at me and smiles looking for approval. Depending on my return glance if it is a nervous glance the cue sent is don't ask me, but if the glance is strong confident and affirmative, you just told him, sure. Most communication is done non-verbally. So the way to deal with Aphasia is what I like to think of is guiding your lady to the dance floor. Most people are unwilling to take the time to guide. I used to be afraid of the word Aphasia, but once I expanded my mind, took a deeper look the more I understood the why do you answer a question with a question. It's as simple as, Why do you ask a question without being specific? Really it is just a term that doctors use to describe what is going on. In all due respect if a person's communication style is short and not informative enough and the person listening does not understand, then we can assume the world is affected by Aphasia. Just like a Japanese trying to communicate with an english speaking person. Luckily there is google translate for that. However Aphasia is scary to those who live with it day by day. Why is it so scary... because no matter how much you talk to them...no matter how much they talk to you, there never seems to be a connection. Stress and feelings they may have a difficult time understanding, as well as feelings they are unable to deal with set in. Mostly feelings that are destructive to themselves, that they are no good. This is why I am creating a new blog titled Love Letters to an Aspie. It will be linked to this blogsite. I am doing this because there will always be a place for those with cognitive disorders to come. To know that they are loved, to be reminded that they are not worthless, also a place where they know that they are understood. It is very beneficial for people with cognitive disorders to understand that there is love, acceptance, and understanding, because when they go out in to the world on a day to day basis, depending on how bad their disorder is they receive strange looks, and nobody understands. People just assume that they are drunk or they are on drugs and not issues with Tourettes, Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Brain Injury, Bipolar, Multiple Personality Disorder etc. I am looking for writing partners for this blog. People that decide to write in this blog, will not use any identifying information, they may differentiate it with my own writings by using their first name. It will be a place where they can discover better ways of communicating with families and others that they love. Sometimes it is better to be told you cannot talk that way to another person by someone else, then actually hearing it from the person you love, who just might be trying to control you; as they would see it. If you would like to take part in this, contact me using my e-mail address provided on the main web page underneath the testimonial section. Footnote: Is it just me or did I say the same thing over and over again, because in my mind I was. Feeling Aphasic!

    

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Bethany Bromley originally published 3/24/16


Contention of Meaning Vs Structual Broad Mindness...

I wonder how many recall sitting in High School English class dissecting a poem written by William Shakespeare or Edgar Allan Poe. Maybe even attending bible study. How many times have you found yourself in deep thought on a topic, maybe even spent hours exploring the meaning of words. Recently Brain Injury Productions has been contacted via e-mail about dis-satisfaction of words. I found this one a perfect topic to blog about. There seems to be some contention with the way the word Epidemic is used to describe the" GROWING" numbers of challenges (disability) in this world. If you think about it single dimensionally, as a medical term it will mean a disease that is spread through contact. Further expansion on the word will show that it has more meaning. Epidemic is vastly large. Watching a sci fi movie, you might see an alien come to our planet, with a co-conspirator to take over, and state "oh yes this planet will work fine but first we will need to eliminate the human epidemic". Epidemic is a perfect word to describe something medical, something large, and something that spreads like a rumor. Take a look at Freudian theory and throughout history many have lived by his findings, and yet we have those who come along such as Carl Jung who have challenged his findings and have expanded upon them, to introduce new ways. Please recall being in grade school or junior high and a rumor spreads about you. All you know is that everyone starts to believe it, and therefore that rumor no matter how false has become an epidemic. Freudian theory is an Epidemic. Some religions beliefs are an epidemic at least for those standing on the outside looking in but most of all challenges (disability) is an Epidemic, as it affects the world, it affects society, it affects economy. Racial discrimination is an epidemic more so in centuries past. It was a false epidemic. How do we rid ourselves of a false Epidemic (a false belief)? We embrace it, we co-mingle, we accept it. Just like overcoming fear. Let's for a moment take a short look at the simplest meaning of the ADA, and the EEOC. First we will think of it as a law embracing those with challenges, to give them fair rights and access to homes, work and society. We are telling the country do not be afraid of people with challenges. More to come on this topic real soon as to why.... as I am going to let you readers lead the way to discovery. Teaching is more than just being told. Learning is more than seeing and hearing. It is an experience. It takes a while to unfold. I hope that you will continually join me in sharing in this discovery. Remember one purpose to Brain Injury Productions is to open people's eyes, to introduce new ways of thinking.

Bethany Bromley originally published 3/21/16

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Introduction...

It has been years since I last blogged. Even then you could say that I was not doing it correctly. I have been reading through some of my old blog posts and noticed how some of the grammer was off, and it was not punctuated correctly. When I sit down to write something I let my passion take over and I forget about punctuation, proper sentence structure etc. However this time I am going to have to try to do things right. Places I used to blog is on my space, msn spaces, here on blogger, stumble upon, yahoo and a few other places. The purpose of this new blog is to reach out to my website viewers. To go more into depth of what it is I am trying to accomplish with building Brain Injury Productions; as well as a few extras. There is generally not enough room on a webpage to go into a whole lot of depth. Especially when one is limited to such a small amount of space a web server allows. In my case it will be very imperative for me to inquire my own domain, however that will be coming in the near future. I worry about blogging because I have recently been in contact with some amazing writers, which make me feel inadequate. Maybe it is because my writing style differs from theirs. In the past writing was a way for me to explore and to expand on my own views. Which come to think of it, I think that is what most bloggers do. However my style of writing is not just exploring and expanding, but it is encouraging (or at least I hope). I like to connect with the readers on a human level instead of an intellectual level. In my opinion as a consumer within a large demographic of busy people, I know that going to a website to research something you really do not want to spend a whole lot of time there, because things become to overwhelming, there is not a whole not of extra time, the internet has become deceitful and being alluded and allured by other information that does not necessarily pertain to your mission is a lost cause. I guess you could assume that I like to stick to a point. I could not have done to bad with my last blogging phase because I still have some of those loyal followers. What have I been doing in the past 12 years? I would like to say that through my last blogging adventure, that the universe decided there was more to me than just my lame blogs, religious and psychology studies and that I could really become a more productive part of society than just acting, dancing, writing, and graphic arts. I spent those years in the field of Crime Prevention after finishing up my martial arts training, and became certified. Also in healthy all natural living which was a must, for my daughter has serious food allergies I built and ran a business for the Police Department and the community in which I lived, providing a better way of living for many of its residents. This gave me the greatest opportunity to get out and to start exploring more of the world and the people that make it up. With my natural ability to connect with many different people from different walks of life, this was the correct move. Afterwards my life started leaning back towards my creative side. In which my you tube videos started forming. I believe that was what got me into my television production career (because I showed potential), which mind you was an aspiration of mine since I was a child. To be completely honest, is a whole different ball of wax than instructing Taekwondo, public speaking, instructing dance, writing behind the scenes, and acting on stage. Here I am with all this experience in business, economics, psychology, public speaking, entertainment, crime prevention, health, disability, and production. What to do with it? Everything is bringing me back to my advocacy work, and since; Brain Injury Productions was born. In this respect as far as the main webpage I would like to strictly keep to the point and purpose of Brain Injury Productions. Those purposes are Production, Education, and Disability. You may have noticed from posts on my Facebook page and some information on the webpage, that if you come right down to it, we will be working on removing the word disability from human language as being disabled is becoming more of a way of life. We will assist in introducing a new world where labels do not exist. We will quit using the word disabled or disability and substitute challenged or challenges when and wherever possible.

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Bethany Bromley originally published 3/19/16



Growing up I had always wondered when or if I would ever fit in. However with hard work and determination. Brain rehabilitation is possible! Not a 100% but closest to normal as possible. The hardest thing for me to deal with, to this day, is people treating me as if I do not know anything. As if I need to be told. Why it is a silly as telling a nurse that her job is going to be abusive. I just look at the people that are still trying to mother me, with an expression of; Do I look like I need to be told that? Come on people I am not blind, nor stupid. I have had domestic violence training, I am a martial artist, a crime prevention specialist, among looking through a camera most of the day,and everything else I do. Point is I bet you I have been more places then you could even imagine. I am mentioning this because I want to let you know that sure it is not easy, it is very hard, but never give up.

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