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Let your sparkle shine one day at a time!

Hey (big hugs)!

It’s so nice to meet you.

I’m AJ (to my friends or Anne Johnston if we’re being all official), a brain injury warrior from Forfar, Scotland.

In March 2018 the Beast from the East hit and I had a sledging accident which left me with Post-concussion syndrome.

Finding My Sparkle is a place for me to share my recovery journals and tips for living with brain injuries. If you’re a Post-concussion syndrome warrior too I don’t want you to feel alone. Yes, it’s totally scary bananas and it feels like it’s hard for others to understand, but I’m here for you and I’ve got your back.

Check out the links below for you to read my story and follow my recovery journey in my blogs and on YouTube.

I’m making it my mission to do everything I can to raise awareness of Post-concussion syndrome and have appeared in the national press, on Radio Scotland and on TV. Please get in touch if you’d like to feature my story.



My recovery journey

Take a deep dive into my Finding My Sparkle journals as I share the highs and lows of life with Post-concussion syndrome and tips for living with a brain injury

Follow my journey on YouTube

A month into my recovery journey I started recording vlogs and sharing them on YouTube. Here are a few that I think you’ll find most helpful. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to watch the latest videos.

At 3 months into my recovery journey, I share how I feel about living with a brain injury and the highs and lows of Post Concussion Syndrome
At day 41 of my recovery journey I share my experience of floatation tank therapy after my 2nd session. I talk about how finding retired US Navy SEALs online led me to this therapy
Day 31 of my recovery journey I share some of the treatments and things I do on a daily basis to help my recovery

Can you help support my recovery?

I'd love your support with alternative therapies that help me with pain relief, sleep and relaxation and with supplements and healthy foods to make sure I'm getting the right nutrition for my brain. 

If you're able to support me in my recovery, please click the link below.