Every Brain Injury is Different. You Need a Unique Plan for Recovery that works, doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and helps you live life more fully. You need Mind Your Head Co-op.

Life in the land of the brain bludgeoned is hard. We struggle and strive each day with the burden and challenges of Brain Injury, which just makes the world that much harder.

There is hope. Entering life as fully as possible is the absolute best way to recover as much as possible. Mind Your Head Co-op exists to help you create and implement your custom long term recovery plan.

Deacon Patrick's Log
Minimalist Sanctuary Seating Minimalist Sanctuary Seating

Minimalist set up of three different positions I rotate through throughout the day. We have set up my “Hobbit Hole” to be a sensory sanctuary for me. It is where I write, communicate with the world,... Read More →


Weathering a Hospital Stay Weathering a Hospital Stay

A hospital stay is never recommended, especially for someone with a bludgeoned brain with no ability to filter out sensory input. For me artificial scents and mechanical sounds are like bombs going off... Read More →


100,000 Year Old TBI and Caregiving

We all know how challenging it is to live with brain injury today. Imagine doing so 100,000 years ago in what is now Israel. The pre-teen who died at 12-13 years old had received a traumatic brain injury... Read More →


About Brain Injury
"Are your eyes covered? I need a drink." “Are your eyes covered? I need a drink.”

“Are your eyes covered? I need a drink.” This is what my wife asked me last night as I was in bed. It seems absurd. Yet with brain injury it makes perfect sense, and it well illustrates what... Read More →


Brain Injury Patients' Bill of Rights Brain Injury Patients’ Bill of Rights

So we know, and our doctors know, we hold them to a high standard of care, expect them to treat us as chronically injured in need of long term care than does not harm us and that we are not faking or... Read More →


Our Medical System: Acutely Brilliant, Chronically Inept Our Medical System: Acutely Brilliant, Chronically Inept

Therapy and recovery for chronic issues looks vastly different than therapy, care, and recovery for acute issues. Part of my therapy is doing all I can away from the invasion of mechanized sounds, either... Read More →


Strategies & Solutions
Can Ceylon Cinnamon and Other Spices Help Heal the Brain? Can Ceylon Cinnamon and Other Spices Help Heal the Brain?

Since the onset of my brain injury, I have had cravings for intense flavors. I think I may have finally figured out why. Things like cacao (chocolate), ceylon cinnamon, vanilla beans, coffee, and others... Read More →


One Year Stick Free! One Year Stick Free!

Barbara, my wife, tells it this way: “One year ago today we got back from Mass on Christ the King and you asked me to watch you. You leaned your sticks against the garage and took off. My instincts from... Read More →


Why I now use an iPad as my Computer Why I now use an iPad as my Computer

Simplicity. One of the rules I strive to follow is to take something down as simple and minimal as possible, live with it for a bit, then choose to add in whatever makes sense and nothing more. I’ve... Read More →


Symptom
One Year Stick Free! One Year Stick Free!

Barbara, my wife, tells it this way: “One year ago today we got back from Mass on Christ the King and you asked me to watch you. You leaned your sticks against the garage and took off. My instincts from... Read More →


Hobbit Sighting (Sure, he's 6'-2", but those feet!) Hobbit Sighting (Sure, he’s 6′-2″, but those feet!)

I do everything I can barefoot. Why? Aside from the fact that it feel s free and fantastic, I have constant vertigo due to neurological damage in my brain stem (just to quell ally he loving suggestions... Read More →


Guy With Vertigo Rides Bike! Guy With Vertigo Rides Bike!

Looks like a toy bike, aye? Those are 26” wheels. I’m just THAT big. Of all the test bikes I’ve tried, a too-small for me (as yet too big for my daughters) cromoly frame made in the US is the best... Read More →


Deacon Patrick’s Round the World Progress

Deacon Patrick's Round the World Progress