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Summary One of the biggest fears on the path of recovery from a stroke and/or brain injury is reverting. In this episode, Joe and Lauren discuss their own personal struggles and fears with reverting either in their recovery progress or reverting back to bad habits and negative mindsets they had before their brain injuries. They cover the importance of reframing, accepting their new “normal” and celebrating every victory no matter how small it may seem. Various characters throughout fiction and fandom, who have famously battled reverting on their hero’s journey, are also explored.
Topics Discussed in this Episode
Coping with reverting during the recovery process. Recovery isn’t a straight path, there will be ups and downs.
Joe talks a little about his service dog.
Reframing, accepting the new “normal”, celebrating every success no matter how small like remembering words when forgetting words is part of the new “normal”.
Super heroes that have reverted during their hero’s journey including Spider-Man, the Green Ranger, Speedy aka Red Arrow aka Arsenal of ‘Young Justice’, Aragorn of ‘Lord of the Rings’.
Redemptive arches in all of us and how setbacks and contrast help us grow.
Links to Topics Mentioned
Troglodyte definition, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/troglodyte
Legion (film), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038686
International Baccalaureate, http://www.ibo.org
Dothraki Language, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dothraki_language
Lord of the Rings character breakdown, http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Category:The_Lord_of_the_Rings_Characters
Spider-Man 2, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man_2
The Green Ranger, http://powerrangers.wikia.com/wiki/Tommy_Oliver
Speedy aka Red Arrow, http://youngjustice.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Arrow
Benjamin Buchanan YouSoRock Spotlight, https://www.joesorocks.com/yousorock-spotlights/2018/4/11/benjamin-so-rocks
Jamie Sorenson YouSoRock Spotlight, https://www.joesorocks.com/yousorock-spotlights/2018/4/5/nich-and-jamie-so-rock
The Stromies (YouSoRock features coming soon), http://www.stromies.com
YouSoRock Facebook Group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/yousorock
Submit your story to be featured on YouSoRock, https://www.joesorocks.com/yousorock
Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter