• January 21, 2016
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    Trying to stay asleep, part 2

    BY: DONALD NICOLSON This is a follow-on from my On trying to treat an ABI-related sleep disorder post and deals specifically with my experience of chronotherapy, which takes its name from Cronus, the Greek God of time. These writings are […]

  • January 14, 2016
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    Pro tips: finding work post-ABI

    BY: MYCHAL REEVES When I was 11, I suffered a brain stem tumour. Coming back from a vegetative state and finishing school were only stepping stones along the path I have chosen, a path which, eventually lead to me to work in a hotel […]

  • January 7, 2016
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    Trying to stay asleep, part 1

    BY: DONALD NICOLSON DISCLAIMER: THIS IS ONE PERSON’S ACCOUNT OF A TREATMENT FOR A SLEEP DISORDER, AND BY NO MEANS REPLACES A MEDICAL DOCTOR’S ADVICE. BIST DOES NOT PROMOTE OR ENDORSE THIS, OR ANY OTHER, TREATMENT. My heart sank when […]

  • December 23, 2015
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    Feeling down? Here’s your playlist

    BY: RICHARD HASKELL Here we are, well into December and the holiday season is really here. It’s been around for a while, of course. As usual, the Halloween pumpkin decorations were hardly packed away when the giant Santas, the […]

  • December 21, 2015
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    A Merry Christmas after ABI

    BY: BARB KUSTEC Today as I write this I want to scream, “Yes! You can have a merry Christmas after a family member’s brain injury!” I want to shout it out from the mountain tops and let everyone know. But […]

  • December 18, 2015
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    Holiday stress reduction tips

    BY: CELIA M Now that we’re well into December, the holiday season has officially arrived and its many celebrations have begun. While retailers have been entrancing us with benchmark images of the perfect Hallmark Christmas for years, the advancement […]

  • December 16, 2015
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    Mark’s key to holiday happiness

    BY: MARK KONING So one of the things that I tend to shy away from most is the social scene – large crowds and too many people. I realize that in certain aspects of this life large crowds are […]

  • December 14, 2015
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    Managing emotions after ABI

    The emotional aspects of living with a brain injury often get lost in all the other challenges, which occur following an ABI. Which is why Melissa Cutler, neurorehabilitation social worker at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare came to our November community meeting to talk […]

  • November 30, 2015
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    Energy drinks increase TBI risk

    BY: RICHARD HASKELL We’ve all seen the ads and heard the hype – such and such an energy drink will make you fly and perform other miracles. Why sleep when you can have boundless energy to do everything you enjoy without […]

  • November 26, 2015
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    Mindful art + brain injury

    The following is a personal account from a participant who attended one of occupational therapist, Amee Le’s, mindfulness art workshops for persons with acquired brain injury. With the exception of Le, names of the participants have been changed. You can […]