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September, 2020 - Brandon Blake Explains the Beauty of “Bonus Time”

Brandon Blake is many things. He’s a teacher, a cyclist, musician, and more. And he is also a traumatic brain injury survivor. In this episode of Brain Injury Today, Brandon speaks with host Deborah Crawley about how he has used music to practice mindfulness and stop rumination, and why he loves to share the concept of “bonus time” with fellow survivors.

You can get in touch with Brandon at by emailing him at or visiting his website: He’s also on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube!

Find out more about Brandon’s current work as an educator at Pasado Safe Haven in Sultan, Washington at www.pasadosafehaven.orgAnd learn more about Brandon’s recovery journey on the Seattle Bike Blog.

For more resources related to traumatic brain injury go to:

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington
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Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Join Executive Director Deborah Crawley for insightful and inspiring conversations from members of the Brain Injury community.

This episode of Brain Injury Today is sponsored by the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Council and was produced and edited by and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.

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