• December 21, 2016
    Saba’s tips for holiday survival

    BY: SABA RIZVI The holidays are a tough time for everyone, and this is especially true for brain injury survivors who are often dealing with issues such as chronic fatigue, pain and cognitive fatigue. Here are some tips I’ve come up since […]

  • December 13, 2016
    Mistletoe madness

    BY: MARK KONING I spent most of my childhood and young adult years feeling out of place; I didn’t think of myself as a normal kid. I could not understand why I had such a difficult time with things that […]

  • December 6, 2016
    Caribbean Pumpkin Soup

    BY: CHEF JANET CRAIG By all accounts it’s going to a cold winter. So what better than to  cook up some delicious, vegetarian, milk and gluten free Caribbean pumpkin soup? If you can’t find Caribbean pumpkin at your local store, […]

  • November 18, 2016
    How to stay focussed

    BY: SOPHIA VOUMVAKIS One of the struggles I faced after sustaining my Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was difficulty focusing. Apparently this isn’t a problem only those who have sustained a TBI face, but also impacts many non-TBI survivors. The […]

  • November 11, 2016
    17 post-concussion friendly activities

    BY: ALISON When I was in the acute phase of my concussion, I couldn’t do anything. I thought the boredom would kill me if my symptoms didn’t (new research suggests I was somewhat right). I felt even more frustrated […]

  • October 31, 2016
    Review: The Brain’s Way of Healing

    BY: JEAN OOSTROM   On October 27, CBC The Nature of Things aired a documentary about Dr. Norman Doidge’s book The Brain’s Way of Healing. You can stream it (in Canada only), here. For anyone who has experienced a brain trauma, […]

  • October 27, 2016
    Q + A: The Brain’s Way of Healing

    Tonight on CBC’s The Nature of Things, everyone’s favourite neuroplasticity expert and author of The Brain’s Way of Healing Itself, Dr. Norman Doidge, will take us on a visual exploration of his work in a documentary, The Brain’s Way of Healing. BIST had […]

  • October 20, 2016
    The pain of post-ABI boredom

    BY:  ALISON After my concussion, I lived in ‘stimulation jail’ for several months (and, when my symptoms require it, I still do.) The boredom I felt was at times more insufferable than the plethora of pain and other concussion-related symptoms I experienced.  […]

  • October 14, 2016
    Planned structure after ABI

    BY: CELIA M One of the many things we lose during recovery from an ABI is structure in our day-to-day routines. PHOTO: RESILIENTISTA.COM While rehab and specialist appointments may maintain a facsimile of structure to your day or week, what […]

  • October 6, 2016
    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake!

    BY: JANET CRAIG Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you’re the type who can’t get through the weekend without enjoying a slice or two of delicious pumpkin pie, Chef Janet Craig has nabbed this recipe from the Kraft website just for you. […]