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Mary Crafts has been part of the best events in Utah for over 35 years. She is the largest off-premise caterer in Utah, catering for names like Oprah Winfrey, George W. Bush, and Sir Elton John. She's a 16X Best of State winner! Now there's an opportunity to give back and to share with others her hard-won life lessons and success, bringing you her life experiences as only she can to help you craft a meaningful life!

Jul 4, 2024

Mary Crafts welcomes Kelly Tuttle, a former cardiology nurse now turned neurology nurse practitioner due to a traumatic brain injury. Kelly shares her transformative journey, from the accident that altered her life to finding resilience and embracing a new path. They discuss the lessons Kelly learned, her strategies for recovery, and how she uses her experiences to help others through her book "After the Crash" and various online platforms. The conversation delves into change, vulnerability, and the value of taking life step-by-step. Tune in for inspiring insights on navigating life's unexpected turns.

More about Kelly: https://kellytuttle.org/

Kelly Tuttle: Distinguished neurology nurse practitioner, author, and advocate for traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors. With a profound background in cardiology as a nurse practitioner for 20 years, Kelly's life took a remarkable turn after a car accident in 2015 led her to switch her focus to neurology. She has written a compelling book titled "After the Crash," sharing her profound journey and insights. Kelly actively runs a YouTube channel and social media accounts where she shares invaluable advice and strategies for brain injury recovery and the transition back to work.

Key Takeaways: 

Resilience in the Face of Trauma: Kelly's journey illustrates the importance of resilience and adopting a mindset focused on recovery and growth after experiencing trauma. 

The Role of Support Systems: Emphasizes the critical support from family, friends, and professional therapists in navigating the aftermath of a brain injury.

  • Redefining Self and Life Goals: Kelly shares how she reshaped her identity and life goals post-accident, finding new passions and strengths.
  • Practical Recovery Tips: Insights into practical strategies for healing from a TBI and methods to transition back into professional life.
  • Gratitude and Mindfulness: Discusses the transformative power of gratitude and mindfulness in fostering a fulfilling and balanced life post-trauma.