• November 28, 2018
    Post traumatic nightmares

    BY: ALYSON ROGERS I have two recurring nightmares. In the first one, I’m on a basketball court and I am 16-years-old again. I’m playing my old point guard position. I am scared and dribbling the ball cautiously because I am […]

  • November 27, 2018
    A new way to enjoy green beans

    BY: CHEF JANET CRAIG Are you looking for a new way to enjoy your greens? This lovely recipe can be prepared in advance and served as a cold side salad in the vinaigrette or warm in same sauce! Blanche […]

  • November 22, 2018
    Cook Up Some Happiness

    BY: ALISON Working with our hands to makes things reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, symptoms common to people living with brain injury. Examples of rewarding and therapeutic activities include, but are not limited to: gardening, crafting, and my favourite, cooking. […]

  • November 8, 2018
    Gluten free almond rice bars

    BY: CHEF JANET CRAIG To say the least, it’s been a wet fall in Toronto. Here’s something to warm up to: a delicious, vegan, rice bar that’s low in sugar, gluten and dairy free – enjoy with a warm […]

  • October 26, 2018
    Brain Fitness with Paul Hyman

    BY: JULIA RENAUD Brain Health As a brain injury survivor, these two enchanting words instantly grab my attention and get me craving to learn more. Lucky for me, this was the topic of BIST’s August Community Meeting, and guest […]

  • October 12, 2018
    Cook up Egg Foo Yung

    BY: CHEF JANET CRAIG Egg Foo Yung is a basic omelet, high in protein and gluten free. You can add leftover chicken, shrimp or ham to it for an extra protein boost! This recipe is great and the sauce […]

  • September 6, 2018
    2018 BIST Summer Picnic

    BY: JULIA RENAUD On the evening of July 25th I had the pleasure of attending a BIST Community Meeting unlike any I’ve been to before, the BIST Summer Picnic! This meeting was very special for many reasons: it only comes […]

  • August 30, 2018
    Fruit Breakfast Bars

    BY: JANET CRAIG Dare we say it?  With the new school year just around the corner, breakfast is about to get a lot more hectic for some of us. And even if you, or no one in your household […]

  • August 14, 2018
    Improve Your Sleep

    BY: ALISON Studies have long shown that sleep deprivation, especially when chronic, can have detrimental effects to our health. Just to name a few, poor sleep quality can impair brain activity, cognitive function, decision-making, concentration, learning, memory, balance, coordination, and […]

  • August 7, 2018
    Why I Spend Weekends at Home

    BY: ALYSON ROGERS A brain injury can come with a variety of symptoms, from visual disturbances to changes in personality. I have a diffuse axonal injury – a fancy term for damage to tissue in multiple regions of the […]