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Mind Over Matter

In this episode, we prove that age is just a number — and that if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter! From a woman overcoming a traumatic and nearly tragic accident to the men and women who race their way through life’s twists and turns, we celebrate the power of attitude.

Segments Include:

  • Family, Friends and Pancakes
    • We spend our days talking to or in search of ordinary people living extraordinary lives. And what we’ve learned is that anyone can do it. All it takes is passion. And the best thing about passion is that it’s contagious. Dr. Jack Beattie has it. And his family and friends have caught it.
  • Mind Over Matter
    • Jennifer Field was 17 when a car accident left her comatose with a severe brain injury. Few expected her to survive. But she did. Fewer expected any kind of recovery. And it HAS been a battle, step by agonizing step, for nearly 20 years. Now, she travels the country, performing a one-woman show, re-living her story so that others who’ve suffered traumatic brain injuries never lose hope.
  • The Veterans of Motocross
    • It’s the ultimate motorized highwire act, requiring lightning-fast reflexes, incredible strength and stamina, and nerves of steel. For decades, motocross has been a young man’s extreme sport. It’s still extreme, but suddenly there’s gray hair everywhere.
  • How Tuppperware Helped Women Grow Bolder
    • The plastic bowl with the airtight seal helped transform American society and advance the women’s movement worldwide. Today, a Tupperware party is held every 2.5 seconds. Women go home with new containers and a new dream for a better future. Most likely, none of it would have happened if it wasn’t for a man named Gary McDonald.

  • Tom Kirsch

    Please keep making shows like this…

  • AuthorsDen.com/wdii

    I have fought, and I think, won my own battle w/traumatic brain injury.  Like Jennifer, I survived a car accident that left me comatose for over 6 weeks.  It has been 20 years for me as well, except I do not travel and perform a one woman show.  Instead, I have written a book describing in words my travel, it is called, “What Day Is It?” A Family’s Journey Through Traumatic Brain Injury, read about it on Amazon.com.

    “What Day Is It?” is full of inspiration in many voices.  I started my research for the book by a questionnaire.  This gave me a a lot of material by family and friends, that filled in the gaps of my memory from the accident and about a year after.  I’ve had nothing but positive reviews and this project gave me a sense of closure from this chapter of my life (no pun intended).  I now can put this devastating experience behind me and go forward with the new challenges that my life presents to me today!

    I have gone forward, achieved a masters degree, gotten married, gave birth, and raising my three  daughters all after the accident.  I have been forced to look at all of the positive things that brain injury has caused in my life.

  • JA-M

    I have two nephews with traumatic brain injury. One is 25 and the other 30 yrs. old.  The 25 yr old had a swimming pool filter box blow up on his face about a year ago, the other fell off his dirt bike during a race, on his head, and was in a coma for almost a month (this happened about 15 years ago). We worry because he is trying to raise a child on his own.  Both have problems in relationships, problems managing their anger, keeping a job, and feeling worthy as people.  The family has tried to help all they can, and has suggested therapy, but they stop going after a visit or two.  I would welcome any suggestions.