Trauma is... 


the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless and vulnerable in a dangerous world.


With trust, safety, and authenticity, Survivors2Thrivers is about a path through brain injury to health.

the Journey from
Surviving 2 Thriving

My Story


Survivors2Thrivers has been born from my own experience of surviving a car wreck and waking up from a coma in 2001, alone, in a step-down hospital unit. I was lost and afraid, and over the next many years, frustration became my life. I tried every medical, holistic, and alternative treatment imaginable, but I lived in an unreasonably constant state of fear and agitation. I wished I could find joy and engagement with life.


This is not a woe-is-me story.
This is TBI and PTSD. 


these symptoms are common, 
especially for people with brain injuries.


This site exists to be a spirit for Self Health -- the experience of
and to help others find their way.
Let us all become

“Use Woe to Grow.”
— Michael Sperber, M.D.
“As bad as it gets, is how much better it can be.”
— Mom
“Just keep swimming.”
— Dori