Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fitness Genie visits Gray Matters

David Lee ( talked with us about his 3 injuries (1990, 1999, 2012);  this includes 3 TBIs and 2 spinal injuries.  He has known what it means to be in the healing mode and when to go at ehabilitative exercise full speed ahead!

Nevertheless, David has found strength within himself.  He started with his commitment to his own recovery through exercise.   He set goals for himself and worked diligently toward his goals daily.
David set goals for his hand-cycling and went out on his bike 4-5 times a week. His daily workouts aimed at competing in a 10K race and then, on.

David Lee, in 2008, was a participant in the Paralympics in Beijing.  He is an inspiration; he is the "Fitness Genie"!  David was an inspiration to our group, simply  demonstrating a will that is focussed, determined and powerful!  We are even more respectful of him, because we know a lot of what he goes through, and to stay so focussed and determined is that much more an accomplishment!

Gray Matters thanks you, David.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

LoveYourBrain launches in San Diego and North County!

LoveYourBrain launches in San Diego and North County!

This is announcing that one of the Directors of LoveYourBrain will be the guest speaker at Gray Matters Support Group on January 3rd, 2017.  It is funny that we were scheduled to have a speaker from Love Your Brain speak last January, but a storm got in our way!  Now we have a second chance!

The good news is that Love Your Brain is starting a San Diego chapter!  The Manager, Kim explains the opening event and their coming programs: 
LoveYourBrain will be holding a community event to raise awareness around TBI, the evening of Friday, December 16th.  Kevin Pearce will be there speaking, and it will be a truly inspiring and special evening.  The direct link to reserve tickets is here, We are offering a reduced admission price of $10 to anyone with a TBI.  We want to ensure the cost is not prohibitive to our community.

Starting in January, the LoveYourBrain Yoga program will be offered in 2 locations in San Diego - Mosaic studio in Golden Hill, and Yoga Bound in Carlsbad Village.  The program consists of a 6-week series that is completely FREE to anyone with a TBI and their caregiver.  The classes are 90 minutes, and consist of yoga, meditation, breathing exercises and group discussion.  After someone completes the 6-week series, they have access to "LoveYourBrain friendly" classes at the yoga studio for a discounted rate of $5.