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Season 3: Episode 15: I Want To Breathe On My Own

October 29, 2022

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Trauma stories are full of ups, downs and flashbacks. Today, we want to bring the Blink of an Eye story back to Day 51 at the Shepherd Center. Join us for a moment of rest, as Louise recaps and reminiscences about coming back to the rehabilitation hospital room and the uncertainty which lingered around their stay. Hard realizations of change are accompanied by slow acceptance and mournful, necessary tears. Hear from those who eased the unsettling experience, including powerful songs and short escapes from the constant alarms of monitors. We hope this episode touches you as it touched us, and that your moment of rest is restorative and clarifying for your journey. Sending love.

 

In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

 

Dr. Angie Arnold, an adult psychiatrist whose practice is comprised of women patients in Atlanta, Georgia.  Hear how Louise and Angie met, and how their friendship grew during Archer’s time in the Shepherd Center.  Listen in for Angie’s observations and how she and Louise created brief moments of normalcy amidst deep grief and uncertainty.

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by the Blink of an Eye Non Profit: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S. Blink of an Eye provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. Blink of an Eye also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries. Blink of an Eye will host the inaugural conference, The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing, November 3, 2022. To donate and find out more, visit www.blinkofaneye.org or events.icthat.org.

 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod

 

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To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

 

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Our theme music is by Victoria Vox. 

 

Music in this episode is:

 

Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8541-emotional-nostalgic

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7456-calm-meditation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Piano Hymn by Alexander Nakarada

https://filmmusic.io/song/9276-piano-hymn

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Heartfelt Tears by MusicLFiles

Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8903-heartfelt-tears

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Sad Reflection and Grief Piano by MusicLFiles

https://filmmusic.io/song/8272-sad-reflection-and-grief-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Sadness by MusicLFiles

https://filmmusic.io/song/8051-sadness

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Ambient Suspenseful Calm by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8563-ambient-suspenseful-calm

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Meditative Sad Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8763-meditative-sad-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Meditative Sweet Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8678-meditative-sweet-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5867-emotionalism

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Soft Interlude by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7766-soft-interlude

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Cinematic Background Sad by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8181-cinematic-background-sad

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license