Inspiring Others to Find Resilience with Brain Injury Survivor, Cristabelle Braden

Authentic Living with Roxanne Derhodge and Cristabelle Braden Inspiring Others to Find Resilience

Accidents happen…that’s a fact of life, but it’s how we deal with the outcome of an accident that shows our true strength. On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we welcome Cristabelle Braden who shares her harrowing story of how a traumatic brain injury changed her life forever and the journey to find her way back uncovered hidden talents that she now shares to inspire and help others.  

Cristabelle is an award-winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, author, and podcast host. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, she began to write music. Since then, she has surpassed medical expectations and thrived in her newfound gift of music; she has come from re-learning daily life tasks in brain injury rehabilitation to setting her feet firmly on the ground as a songwriter, speaker, and artist with a message of hope. Releasing multiple albums of original music and touring all over the United States, she brings her powerful testimony and a message of freedom, healing, and love wherever she goes.

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Authentic Touch Points:

  • The day everything changed.  2:15
  • The misconceptions of traumatic brain injuries.  8:45
  • Needing a checklist for everything.  13:00
  • Discovering amazing new abilities after injury.  18:15
  • Performing became my therapy.  22:00
  • Finding the gift through the struggle.  25:15
  • Keeping it all together.  31:15
  • Offering support to brain injury victims.  35:30
  • Inspiring and helping others.  42:30

Cristabelle has continually persevered through the daily challenges that come with living with a brain injury, and through her setbacks, re-injuries, and struggles, discovered a stronger and clearer voice and message. She is a sought-after speaker, both in Christian ministry and brain injury events. In 2020 she launched a podcast called Declaration Life, which coincides with her new album Declaration. Her journey has inspired her to become a passionate advocate for brain injury, lobbying on a statewide and national level with the Brain Injury Association of America, as well as personally working hard to provide support and encouragement to brain injury survivors and their families through her online community Hope After Head Injury.  

With many of us working from home and feeling the pressure of the pandemic, I encourage you to reach out with thoughts or questions about creating a healthier mindset.  Click here to contact me at your convenience or click here to book a complementary call with me.  

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Cristabelle’s website
Cristabelle’s podcast
Cristabelle’s music & book
Cristabelle’s YouTube channel
Hope After Head Injury
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