“Healing is a natural process. Every human body and mind has a mechanism to create healing for you. Your job as a survivor is to find that healing power… and it’s only within you… you know, I mention about social, environmental, all of the components playing a roll… but it ultimately comes down to how you look at yourself, how honest you are with yourself, and how much you are reflecting and looking within yourself to heal. Healing is natural, and it’s within you. The best way to heal is to look inward.”

What happens when the survivor returns home after the acute medical crisis is over? In our newest podcast, we are pleased to have Dr. Dhruvil Pandya on discussing the Mind-Body-Spirit connection through a patient’s healing process and the stages of recovery.

Todd Crawford, the founder and executive director of The Lisa Foundation for Brain Aneurysms, lost his wife, Lisa Colagrossi, to a ruptured brain aneurysm in March of 2015. His final promise to Lisa as she passed away, was: “I will raise the boys the way you want me to, and I promise to do everything I can to prevent this from happening to others.”

In this podcast, Todd reflects on his personal journey, and how he was able to navigate through grief while raising two young sons. As a single Father, Todd had to quickly adjust to a “new normal”, and also find time and space for his own healing.

We want to acknowledge the hard work of all the single parents out there, as we share our conversation full of connection, love, and hope. Tune in this Sunday, Father’s Day, as we celebrate Todd and all other hard-working Fathers!

When was the last time you had a health check with your physician?  Many women tend to put their own needs last as they are busy caring for others in their lives. The healthcare system can also be overwhelming for those who don’t work in it.  How do we, as women, empower ourselves to access the care we need when we need it.  We are excited to have Rosemarie Day,  the CEO of Day Health Strategies, join us for a conversation about being a woman and a survivor of a life-changing illness, and caring deeply about making healthcare a right for everyone.  We’ll also hear excerpts from Rosemarie’s new book: Marching Toward Coverage: How Women Can Lead the Fight for Universal Healthcare.

The Harbor of Life Podcast series brings together brain aneurysm survivors, caregivers, and experts to talk about topics, ideas, and questions that matter the most in rediscovering connection and joy after brain injury.