• June 20, 2019
    Functional MRIs

    BY: AMANDA FORESTIERI Individuals who suffer from mild to moderate brain injuries often have long-lasting debilitating symptoms, despite the brain appearing ‘normal’ on structural MRI or CT scans. BIST Social Work placement student Amanda Forestieri, sat with neuroscientist Dr. […]

  • June 18, 2019
    Yoga Brain

    BY: ALYSON ROGERS Before my brain injury, I was convinced yoga wasn’t for me; I was a year-round athlete and long-distance running legs were not yoga legs in my mind. After my brain injury, I was convinced yoga wasn’t […]

  • June 14, 2019
    Parenting after brain injury

    BY: MELISSA JIROVEC Parenting is hard work. It challenges you in ways you never imagined you’d be challenged, forcing you to think outside the box and re-evaluate everything you thought you knew about pretty much everything. Add a brain […]

  • June 7, 2019
    I. Am. Awareness.

    BY: MARK KONING Here we are into the month of June and Brain Injury Awareness Month. Every year I wonder of its impact. What minds are being awakened and new things learned? Do people come to an understanding of […]

  • May 7, 2019
    Transform Your Stress with Michelle Jacob

    BY: JULIA RENAUD BIST’s March Community Meeting featured occupational therapist Michelle Jacob who discussed managing emotions and demonstrated HeartMath technology to our members. About Michelle Jacob: Michelle has been an occupational therapist for ten years. She is also currently following […]

  • April 23, 2019
    Creating Vision Boards

    BY: JULIA RENAUD I’ve been getting lots of good feedback about the Quick Facts section, so this month I am condensing the recap in hopes of better tailoring the article to the entire brain injury community. For this post, […]

  • March 20, 2019
    Spring Balinese Cucumber Salad

    BY: JANET CRAIG Looking for a new salad idea to welcome spring? This is a gluten and oiĺ free vegan salad which is really refreshing. Make it using the new Spiralizer tool, which is available in several dollar stores. Ingredients 4 […]

  • March 6, 2019
    10 Tips for Travelling with ABI

    BY: BLUE HELMET GIRL My first big trip after my TBI was three years post accident, and I was terrified. Traveling is exhausting for a person without a brain injury, so it’s ten times more exhausting for someone with […]

  • February 21, 2019
    Easy, no crust coconut pie

    BY: JANET CRAIG Looking for a slightly less indulgent treat without compromising on the flavour? Janet Craig offers this amazing no crust coconut pie – because all you read is pie. Preheat oven to 350F Ingredients  2 eggs 1 […]

  • February 14, 2019
    Love Yourself Today ❤️

    BY: SHANNON SCHILLING It is the time of the year where the days are shorter and your feet are colder. But upon a rainbow of snow is one good thing, Valentine’s Day! The formal celebrations of this Christian holiday go […]