~ Amy Zellmer
It was a random day in February 2014 and Amy Zellmer found herself doing something she does multiple times a day – taking her (so adorable!!!) pup, Pixxie, outside for a bio break. Only this day would change the rest of Amy’s life including the work she does in the world. Amy slipped on a patch of black ice on her steep driveway and can still remember the exact sound of her skull hitting the pavement.
All concussions are Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and most concussions resolve themselves in under six weeks but Amy’s took not just months and a number of different doctors, but years. When her neurologist finally told her – this is probably the best it’s going to get – Amy said WTF and took matters into her own hands.
Listen in as Amy shares her inspirational tale as a TBI survivor including the oh-so-important advocate work that takes her around the country.
AMY ZELLMER is Editor-in-chief of The Brain Health Magazine. She is also an award-winning author, keynote speaker, and TBI survivor.
In 2014 she suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a fall on the ice which began her journey into advocacy work.
She travels the country with her Yorkie, Pixxie, for her #NOTINVISIBLE awareness campaign. She also produces a podcast series — Faces of TBI, and hosts TBI TV on YouTube. Additionally, she co-created The Brain Health Online Summit with Dr. Jeremy Schmoe. She is addicted to Starbucks coffee and loves all things glittery and pink!
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Instead, I help them get clear on what a peeyourpants future means for them, get super curious and look at their lives objectively (because - hello - it's hella hard to identify what to change when we're knee deep in our emotions), decide which changes will have the biggest impact, and take intentional and thoughtful actions without having to burn down their entire world.
And because I'm a professional bossypants (actual title) and have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy - I'll get you there faster and with lots of inappropriate laughter while we do the deep inner work.