The Artist in me = Shifting gears – “The brain can heal”

More time spent on art for my blog is my new path.

Less of my time will focus on food writing because there are already so many food blogs of quality. It is a pleasure for me to cook and try new recipes. However once the art work begins, that is where the hours fly by for me.

Since my brain injury so many years ago, I have some deficits. My right hand doesn’t respond with the once sure control I knew. As a consequence of this loss drawing and painting are a much slower process.

It was a slow climb back to my art work and teaching my brain and hands to work together again has made me more gentle around my recovery of my skills as an artist.

The truth is that the brain can heal itself. My effort is grounded in the commitment to doing art and being somewhat stubborn, while keeping a perspective that some days will not be my best. Keeping a sense of humor is the part of the cure.

Early in my recovery from a brain injury,  I learned not to compare myself to my former self. I have gratitude to all the professionals who helped me on my path, along with friends who understood that brain injury is the invisible injury.

This blog has held me to meet my goal of recovery to be able to write. My spelling skill never fully recovered. The support of readers and kind comments have given me the momentum to continue to improve.

Shifting goals = shifting gears.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Have a peaceful day wherever you may be.

Two Books that I’d recommend on “Brain Injury” are :


This book was a motivator for me to believe I could improve and recover my skills. It covers the research that shows the brain can heal and introduced me to neuroplasticity.

The first book that a professional recommended and gave me pages to read is:

coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

This book has helpful steps to understanding and coping with brain injury.

“A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be classified as mild if loss of consciousness and/or confusion and disorientation is shorter than 30 minutes. … Even though this type of TBI is called “mild”, the effect on the family and the injured person can be devastating.”

For more information:

Link toTraumatic Brain Injury

Please share with anyone who might need your support. If you have questions or comments, I’d be glad to fill you in.


About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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2 Responses to The Artist in me = Shifting gears – “The brain can heal”

  1. anne leueen says:

    I believe the “last frontier” is not Space but our mind. Our brain, We have so much to learn about the power within. I look forward to your art.

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