My Lessons Learned at Love Your Brain Retreat

By | Published: June 1, 2016

I’m left with a full heart and so many lessons learned after last week’s @loveyourbrain retreat at @ZenoMountainFarm in Vermont. The collaboration between these two incredibly impactful organizations was POWERFUL! First of all, I had never heard anything quite like an impromptu jam session that broke out with a guitar, harmonica, mandolin and saxophone!

The Love Your Brain jam session

The Love Your Brain community is filled with super talented, kind, supportive and loving people. Here are two of my biggest takeaways:

1) We are not the challenges, obstacles, or circumstances of our lives. We are also not the successes that we have experienced in our lives. Who we truly are is how we choose to respond to these events. We can’t always control what happens in life, but we can control how we respond to what happens.

2) If you have had a concussion, it’s not something you necessarily recover from… it’s something we carry with us whether we know it or not. I had forgotten that I will always carry my handful of concussions with me. And now that I have had cumulative concussions, I am also much more susceptible to sustaining them… and you never know what that next knock might bring. For some in the Love Your Brain community, it has been dealing with a lifetime of chronic, post-concussion symptoms.
If you’re interested in learning more or getting involved check out LoveYourBrain.com and ZenoMountainFarm.com. Both organizations also have produced amazing documentaries “The Crash Reel” and “Becoming Bulletproof” that you can find and watch on iTunes. Thanks to everyone who made this incredible experience and trip possible for me to be a part of including Kevin, Adam and Kayla Pearce, Zeno Mountain Farm and Lululemon.

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