Free your mind….


Pause and reflect…

Anything is possible – never give up on your dreams and desires….‚ú®ūüíę

Peque√Īa so√Īadora

It is inevitable- you are going to have days where you doubt yourself but riding past that is the best feeling ever, because it reveals your inner strength. In that moment you have to drown the negativity with overwhelming positive thinking- you know the power of positivity. You know that one single positive thought can overpower negativity once you allow it- one positive thought can fill your whole body with so much energy, absolving the negativity and causing you to shine and smile. Reach that stage. Stop- and think:

‚ÄėWhere am I today?‚Äô

‚ÄėWhat am I doing?‚Äô

You will realise that you are in the position you wanted to be, hoped and dreamed to be years ago- you got here! You did it. You made it here, so that means you can achieve your next goal. Remember the power is in your hands- your life is in your…

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Just be yourself…

Life is one big have the ability to create your own reality…whatever that may be…you are the artist holding the paintbrush for your life..have fun painting!! ‚̧ԳŹ

Peque√Īa so√Īadora

In years to come, you may not have the same people you have now, by your side. That is something you can’t control. You have no control of someone else’s mindset and their actions. Although, you have full control of your own mindset and thoughts. People change but that does not mean you have to as well. Stay true to yourself, stay grounded and remain positive- Look within and try your hardest to not let the external world mask your inner beauty. What somebody else does should not determine what you do too. We all live our own lives independently. We came into this world alone and we leave alone. Always build yourself and never lose yourself. Don’t get caught up in other peoples mis-beliefs because you don’t realise the detrimental effects that can have. You have worked too hard to live a positive life and have a positive attitude…

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Brain Injury Support….

Brain Injury Support

Since¬†I joined¬†the Arteriovenous Malformation Awareness Group on Facebook, 30th April 2016, my¬†awareness has¬†opened up¬†to the¬†countless number of¬†people¬†are¬†affected by AVM’s in some shape or form. In¬†many ways this saddens me that so many people are affected,¬†from the newly born to the elderly. But more importantly, it¬†has filled me with an enormous amount of hope for humanity,¬†as new communities and¬†families¬†are continuously being¬†built¬†through love and¬†compassion.

I am surprised at the wealth of support available out there, it is incredibly immense and so overwhelming to see. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone on this group (and others) for helping to spread AVM awareness and other Neurological disorders alike.

Hearing about other peoples stories, similar to mine makes me feel somehow normal again,¬†I don’t feel alone or like an outsider anymore.¬†I feel blessed that at this moment¬†I am in a position to be able to¬†provide words of encouragement and support to those who are less fortunate than myself.

An entire new world has opened up for me through social media, with the endless network of links connecting me to other sources.

One of the links¬†I found¬†which is ¬†very interesting is,¬†an organization¬†providing support to the public on preventing, treating and living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).¬†The organisation¬†have recently published articles such as¬†‘How Concussions¬†from contact sports can cause brain injury’ and research studies¬†like¬†‘Could flies help us understand brain injuries?’

One¬†article¬†in particular has been playing on my mind recently, ‘What is the situation with children with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)’.


How does TBI differs for those injured as children?

“The effects of the TBI on the child may not be seen directly after injury, but only become apparent in the child‚Äôs life when, during the course of the child‚Äôs development, affected skills are called upon”

Reading this article has left a void inside of me, I feel deeply saddened for these helpless, misunderstood young children, suffering alone and in silence and all I could think of was how can we stop this from happening?

After much thought, and from reading various articles, I guess there is no way to stop problems relating to brain injuries from occurring. Unfortunately it is what it is, and like with all life threatening conditions and diseases, the select few just have to endure the experience of it, and hopefully learn and grow from it. Learning to adapt to the changes resulting from brain injury, becoming a new individual, a changed individual, as do those affected by Multiple Sclerosis and other Neurological disorders.

In addition to these valuable support groups, we can also help in other ways. For example if we encounter someone who we know is affected by a neurological disorder in our day to day lives, we should try to provide support by showing sincere compassion towards them. Show an understanding that you know it is more difficult for them to interact as easily the way the rest of us can, and where possible to make allowances for their disabilities, this little act of kindness will have a huge impact on their confidence levels and give them the encouragement and motivation to never give up trying.

The important message here is to ensure we continue to spread the awareness on neurological disorders and their affects. Every human should be aware of how disabilities, no matter how subtle and acute they may be, can have an impact on the affected persons everyday lives and should be known to all.

Love and Blessings to all.

Arabella x

AVM Awareness

AVM awareness




Every End is a New Beginning

Life can change in an instant. No advance warnings, or signs¬†to let¬†you know beforehand. No time¬†to make the necessary preparations,¬†or tell your loved ones how much they mean to you….We are all¬†here on borrowed time and¬†every moment¬†is precious.

I have created this blog in the hope that it will help and support those who find themselves in a situation similar to mine 6 years ago, or have a loved one, friend or caring for someone in this situation.

You are not alone, there are many people around the world who have or are experiencing the same thing, feeling the same emotions as you are now.

I remember a time when I had lost all hope, and I wanted my life to end. The constant severe headaches, anxiety, loneliness and feeling helpless. Without the continued support and encouragement from my loving husband, my beautiful children, my family and my gorgeous companion, I think I would have given up without trying to live my life again.

Today I feel more alive than I have ever felt in my entire life. I feel blessed and grateful to be able to walk again, to talk and communicate. The ability to do things for myself has given me so much confidence, I feel free once again. It is incredible how we often take the basic functions for granted. I now live my life feeling so excited about what each new moment will bring, really making the most of these precious moments because I know it the next one could be my last.

By reading about my story, and many other inspirational stories I hope to bring to this blog, I sincerely hope and pray you receive the strength and courage needed in your recovery journey. I know how difficult it can be to wake up each morning and struggle to do the simplest of tasks, that you once did as if it were second nature.

Please, take the time to read the comments on this blog, and visit the suggested websites to help you learn more about the brain anatomy, its functions, injuries, diseases, disorders, and links to the profession support groups and organisations available out there, to get you through this difficult time.

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