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Making Headway

Mariah Morgan & Eryn Martin

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Making Headway is a podcast made for brain injury survivors by two friends who also happen to be brain injury survivors. Known as the "invisible disability", brain injuries can make survivors feel alone and isolated even though an estimated 1.5 million Americans are affected every year. You are not alone. Join hosts Eryn Martin (subarachnoid hemorrhage survivor) and Mariah Morgan (subdural hematoma survivor) on their brain injury recovery journeys as they interview medical practitioners and ...
 
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Have you had trouble describing what you are experiencing post brain injury? Is it hard for you to connect what makes symptoms better or worse? Felicia and Allie know first hand how hard it is to gain self-awareness, understand your new self, communicate your experience with others, and get the help you need. Their own personal journeys with brain …
 
In a world where being fast and pushing through exhaustion is everything, the slow down after a brain injury is especially jarring. Hannah Halvorsen, professional ski racer on the US Cross Country Ski Team, joins us to share what brain injury has taught her. Take a listen to our talk on how awareness, acceptance, appreciation, kindness, support, an…
 
We survivors understand the world in a different way. We have found that the worst of times shape you in a fundamental way like nothing else can. The silver linings are plentiful. Building a life after injury that holds these new perspectives in the forefront takes courage and an openness to become something new. Elle Gargano has taken her experien…
 
Domestic violence survivors are a unique subset of brain injury. Many have experienced several types of brain injury from blunt force trauma and strangulation inflicted on them by their abusers. They commonly experience several types of trauma and mental health struggles. Substance use and limited social support can also play a role. Getting surviv…
 
We're off for the July 4th holiday but wanted to re-air an oldie but a goodie- one of our very first interviews with our friend Chris Dittrich! He has been an inspiration to us since we met! Hope you all enjoy. Eryn and Mariah interview fellow survivor, Chris Dittrich, who suffered from a traumatic brain injury as a result of a car crash during his…
 
Recovery is a journey. It is not an event with a defined end-point. The road can be hella hard! Fortunately, there is help out there! Lea Damata joins us in this episode to talk with us about her experience with post concussive symptoms. She shines a light on all the different types of therapy that have helped her. Riding on this twisting path is f…
 
Our brains are truly remarkable organs!! They are what make us unique! It provides the connections needed to support all our body functions, thoughts, personality, and well-being. Their complexity and highly individualized nature are what make it the most misunderstood organ. There is no medicine or one size fits all approach to treatment which mak…
 
If you have been listening to us for a little while you’ve probably figured out that sometimes, Mariah and Eryn just talk. Are we the smartest people in the room? Maybe if we are by ourselves (hehe)! But seriously, sometimes we just want to get real and talk about what we’re going through. In this episode we broach fear, fitness, cookies, selfishne…
 
Are you looking to regain movement and independence days or years after your stroke? Take a listen, this rehab approach may be for you! Our last episode introduced everyone to Motus Nova, a company that uses technology and video games to regain movement post stroke or neurologic injury. We were so fascinated by this pairing of technology and recove…
 
Looking for new ways to regain movement after stroke or brain injury? Does your recovery feel stalled? Are you tired of the limited amount of time and number of rehab session insurance will cover? Do you feel like the healthcare system just isn’t giving you enough to regain movement? Look no further, Motus Nova may be a solution for you! In this ep…
 
How can we say this without shocking anyone?? We are not the only podcast looking to connect survivors together!!! Today we talked with our friend, Joe Borges, host of the podcast NeuroNerds. He suffered a hemorrhagic stroke from high blood pressure in 2016. He was feeling lonely and like no one understood him post-injury. It wasn’t until he met hi…
 
Have you ever heard the saying knowledge is power? When it comes to stroke, nothing is more true. Many of the risk factors for having a stroke are things you have control over--quitting smoking, a healthy diet, and exercise are just a few. In this episode, Dr. Jenna Tucker, DPT teaches us about regaining physical balance to increase mobility and re…
 
Shit happens! We don’t choose what occurs to us. We may feel victimized and out of control. We may feel scared. How do you get through it? In this episode we talk with Joanne Susi, life coach, stroke survivor, and a student of the law of attraction. We talk about how to move through fear, learn from it, and choose joy. The only control we actually …
 
Are you fatigued after using your eyes? Since your brain injury do you feel anxious in crowds or grocery stores? Are you dizzy or do you get headaches? Does reading bring on symptoms? Do you have trouble tolerating screens even when you take breaks? Is it hard to pay attention? You may need neuro-optometry! 20-30% of brain injury survivors have sym…
 
Have you ever wondered what the long term effects of your brain injury will be? We know that brain injury is a risk factor to developing types of dementia like Alzheimer’s. BUT not all who have brain injury get dementia. Today in our See BI segment, we are joined by The Ohio State University’s CBI researcher Olga (Niki) Kokiko Cochran to discuss TB…
 
Since brain injury is invisible, survivors are often left on their own to figure out their cognitive and mental health.After injury, it can be hard to recognize what is going on, realize that this is not how your brain would normally function, and that you need help. Survivor Sara Howe joins us in this episode to share her story and her realistic p…
 
C’mon, y’all know you’ve done some strange and laughable things while being brain injured. Maybe it was funny at the time, maybe it's taken years to laugh, or maybe you still can’t. Finding the humor in all the heart-(ahem, brain)-ache makes those hard days just a little easier. After Mimi Hayes suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured cavernous…
 
Domestic abuse and brain injury. Don’t let this scare you off. It is a conversation we all need to take part in. 75% of domestic abuse survivors suffer TBI as a result and you know we can’t leave friends in the community hanging! Today we join How to Love a Battered Woman’s Nia Renee to discuss domestic abuse and brain injury. Strikingly, overcomin…
 
Surprise! Our brains control our bodies! While it’s common knowledge that our brains control thoughts, movements, and perception; did you ever think about it controlling your hormones? Hormonal imbalance may sound abstract but could be behind many persistent and chronic brain injury symptoms. Fatigue, brain fog, mood changes, not feeling like yours…
 
What is one symptom all brain injury survivors have in common? No, the answer we’re looking for is not our overwhelming awesomeness--although that’s also true! It’s FATIGUE. There are several different types of fatigue and many ways to manage it. Join Jenn Freeburn, MS, CCC-SLP as she schools us on the hows and whys of cognitive fatigue. She’ll hel…
 
Faces of TBI, Huffington Post, Brain Health Magazine, author of multiple books, brain behind the scene of many advocacy events...what do all these things have in common, Amy Zellmer! Amy used her experience as a concussion survivor to build community, share resources, and advocate for policy to benefit brain injury survivors across the country. If …
 
Every once in a while, we like to give y’all an update on how we are doing and what we are learning from hosting the Making Headway Podcast (MHP). Listen today as we get real on everything from our mission, to our reflections on hosting, and all the positive takeaways we’ve learned along the way. Topics covered today: Making Headway Podcast Mission…
 
Looking to learn more about how your diet can influence your brain injury recovery? Post-concussion and all other brain injury survivors, go no further! This episode has it all!! Chelsie Moore functional medicine nutritionist, action sport aficionado, and all-around super-smart, bad-ass teaches us about all things brain and gut. We dive deep on neu…
 
Two brain injured friends who were able to support each other through their recoveries and then start a podcast...WAIT, WHAT?!?!? We thought that was our thing but were so happy to learn that there are others using their friendships, conversations, and experiences with brain injury to help others! Today we talked with My Brain Injured Friends, Alex…
 
What can survivorship look like? This week’s guest has done it all! Join Chloe Luckett, a TBI survivor, program coordinator and community educator for Brain Injury Nova Scotia, yoga instructor for Love Your Brain, and podcast host of Between Two Brains. She found yoga to be a tremendous help in getting her out of learned helplessness and into her n…
 
Life. Is. Hard! (Thank you Captain Obvious). How we tell our stories and talk to ourselves directly impacts our mental health and abilities, to not only recover from brain injury, but to live a fulfilling life. In this episode we talk about how to love yourself through ALL times. Vanessa Woodburn, integrative health coach, PCS survivor, and author …
 
We have heard from many of you that going through a brain injury has been a lesson in listening to yourself at a fundamental level. Having an invisible injury means you have to rely on what your body and mind are telling you; no one else knows! We all have a voice, an instinct, a gut feeling that guides us in knowing what is right. This is intuitio…
 
Have you ever tried to tell your story while in the middle of it? Seeing the light and lessons can be challenging in hindsight let alone while living it. Ruth Kavanagh who is currently fighting, surviving, and thriving with brain cancer shares her message of hope, courage, and strength in the midst of metastasis. She is a true warrior advocating fo…
 
Many of our speakers have alluded to the effects that nutrition has had on their recovery. If you’re like us, you want to learn more but don't know where to turn. This. Episode. Is. It! Susannah Juteau, the Headache Nutritionist, schools us on dietary approaches to headaches, migraines, post-concussive syndrome, and mental health. Do you think this…
 
If you have been struggling with putting it all back together post brain injury, this is the episode to listen to! Holly Kostrzewski is a veteran brain injury survivor 21-years out. She uses her experiences to provide encouragement and advice to others experiencing the aftereffects. This episode provides heartwarming inspiration and support for any…
 
In this episode, Mariah and Eryn give you a peek into who they are, where they are at in their brain injury recovery journeys, and all their favorite binges from 2020. Get to know your hosts and some of the books, podcasts, shows, and food that got them through this year. In This Episode: Mariah and Eryn talk about where they are at in their brain …
 
Why do silos show up so much in healthcare? Aren’t they meant for holding grain on farms?? Today we talk with Dr. Taylor Eaves who teaches us all about chiropractic neurology. This specialty looks at the whole person; the physical, the physiologic, and the cognitive to see how each system is affecting the other and creating a problem. They use this…
 
“As long as the world is spinning, we are going to be dizzy and we are going to make mistakes.” Thanks, Mel Brooks, but today’s speaker tells us the mistake is not seeking treatment for the dizziness. In this episode, vestibular therapist Dr. Emily Beus DPT, teaches us about different causes and treatments for the spins, the lightheadedness, or the…
 
You are the unfortunate recipient of an injury that caused whiplash, concussion, and persistent concussion symptoms (PCS). You do all the physical, vestibular, and vision therapy but the symptoms persist. You experience a constant headache with zapping pain that goes from the back to the front of your head. You’ve tried migraine treatments, you’ve …
 
Mice. They aren’t just the scurrying creatures who’ve made a home in your attic. Their contributions to the brain injury community are substantial. In this episode, we learn how scientists research brain injuries and develop new therapies to prevent some of the devastating effects. Listen to our talk with Paige Martin, Ph. D. in biomedical science …
 
In today’s episode we go deep into the world of all things concussion. Concussions are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries but because imaging can’t “prove” that there is damage, it can turn into one of the most lonely. Good news is, YOU’RE NOT CRAZY! What you’re feeling is real. And it can be treated! It’s not normal to wake …
 
Brain fog. Trouble concentrating. Difficulty planning and organizing. Trouble with problem solving. Memory issues. Word finding challenges. These are just a few of the symptoms after a brain injury. We have therapy to help us get back to walking and doing our daily activities but who rehabs our thinking and how our brains work after an injury?? In …
 
Subarachnoid hemorrhage. It’s a mouthful and it sounds terrifying. Join host Eryn Martin as she talks about the subarachnoid hemorrhage that she experienced in May of 2020 in the midst of the US Covid quarantine. Out of nowhere, Eryn was struck by an uncontrollable headache and vomiting after completing an at-home workout. After being rushed to the…
 
Our. First. Episode!! Join us for the premiere of the Making Headway Podcast as we learn more about our hosts and what brought them to share with you. We begin our series with Mariah’s harrowing traumatic brain injury recovery journey after being hit by a car while walking to work. This trauma caused a subdural hematoma with a skull fracture. She w…
 
Join hosts Eryn Martin (subarachnoid hemorrhage survivor) and Mariah Morgan (subdural hematoma survivor) as we chat a little bit about why we decided that we wanted to begin our podcast. Making Headway came to be because, as good friends, we were lucky to have each other to lean on during our brain injury recovery journeys but we quickly recognized…
 
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