The author of the acclaimed book, A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury (Pearlsong Press), short stories, narrative essays and poems, Louise Mathewson’s work has been published in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies – including the first volume of the bestselling book series, Cup of Comfort.
While Louise has always written about the sacred moments in everyday experiences, today those experiences hold even deeper meaning. In February 2003 she emerged from a two-week coma following an auto-accident in which she suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Though a struggle at first, Louise returned to her writing as soon as she was able. She has since used her writing (and poetry in particular) to help her cope with the physical effects of the accident, recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder, and in the emotional part of her healing process. Today, Louise shares her story of hope and healing through the creative process with patients and others who have been affected by brain injury, stroke and other disabilities.
Louise at home in Sarasota, FL
(Photo: Keith Baumbaugh)
A collection of poems chronicling Louise's recovery from a brain damaging car accident. Included are journal therapy writing prompts and other resources Louise found helpful in transcending trauma.
Thanks to the editors of the Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc. (BIRCofWI) who gave my book, A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury, a 5-star review in their quarterly newsletter!
Read more reviews at the publisher's website.
Louise talks with best-selling author Kay Adams
Listen in as Louise is interviewed by Kay Adams, best-selling author, speaker, psychotherapist and visionary in the field of journal therapy, for the JournalVerse Ask the Experts podcast radio series. Click the audio player below to listen to the August 2014 interview, and learn more about the therapeutic benefits of journaling at JournalVerse.com, an international learning community for writers and facilitators.
Louise reads her poem, Blessings: