Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Gray Matters Holiday Potluck

Gray Matters Brain Injury
     Support Group

                        Sharp Rehab Conference Room
                    2999 Health Center Dr.
We've had a good year and we are looking forward to an even better one next year.  
Come celebrate with us!

At Gray Matters, feel supported and encouraged!

Date: December 5th, 5:30-7:30 PM

         Holiday Potluck

Come and celebrate with the people in Gray Matters Support Group.  This is always a nice social get together.

Heidi Lerner, M.A.
Support Group Facilitator
Life Enhancement Coach

Friday, August 11, 2017


I am a Brain Injury Survivor.



Masters from George Washington University
Special Education for Brain Injury Survivors

            (10 years post-injury)



Published a book that is aimed at giving people that don't have a clue about Brain Injury, personal knowledge in poetry - if you listen.

I'm sticking out my tongue now.

When life hands you lemons, may you be blessed with the motivation, determination, courage and self-love, to make a difference, in your own way.

Lemonade tastes so good in the hot sun!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

They should make another day for remembering the veterans left with visible and invisible scars.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Gray Matters Support Group at San Diego Sharp Rehab

                       Gray Matters
             Brain Injury Support Group

Sharp Rehab Conference Room
2999 Health Center Dr. 
First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Be supported and feel encouraged

·      *  Survivors, family & Caregivers are all welcome.

·      *  Everyone is valued, encouraged to participate and heard.  
      In this way, participants are a part of a caring community.

·      *  We share resources, strategies, methods that have worked for us,
plus uplifting attitudes!

·      *  Enhance social skills-communicate & develop better interpersonal prowess

·      *  Laugh and have some fun.

                       Heidi also is a personal Life Enhancement Coach.
         She helps people to cope with their injury  and enjoy life again.
                              Become more expressive and self-satisfied.
                                    Live a life beyond your brain injury!

     Heidi Lerner, M.A.
Support Group Facilitator
Life Enhancement Coach

     (858) 465-0465

Thursday, May 18, 2017

High Self-Esteem

  • Every person deserves the right to live with HIGH SELF-ESTEEM.

  • If anyone ever told you that you were anything less than wonderful...   they lied.

  • The problem now is that at some time in the past you swallowed and believed and you are still living them out in the form of your current problems.

  • A coach can help you uncover the lies you have swallowed, so you can explore your WONDERFUL self!

  • A coach can help you to stand tall.


Emotions are contagious.   "You can catch a mood, just like a cold," says Marco Iacoboni, M.D.,  author of Mirroring People: the Science of Empathy: How We Connect with Others.   When you watch a person doing something, the mirror neurons in your brain are activated, even if you're not doing anything yourself. So if you see someone smile, your mirror neurons  for smiling fire up, whether or not you're in a good mood.   "Spend time with happy people and you'll eventually feel happier yourself," Dr. Iacoboni says.

Monday, May 15, 2017

EPIS - Visual Therapeutic Recreation

Of course it is a "touch more real" in person!  Awesome to experience the blooming of these plants!  On  The note about these plants is that they are a form of succulent and are VERY EASY TO GROW!  They do their own thing!  They take water once a week or every two weeks in the winter.

These pics are from the Epiphylyllum Society of San Diego's Mother Day Sale.

Epiphylums come in a wide variety of colors; some (mine) flower only for one night.  Many of the colored Epis flower during the day and stay around for 4 or 5 days.

Theme was from up in space.