• December 23, 2019
    The joy of Christmas movies

    BY: MARK KONING “Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is… the latest and greatest from Twentieth Century Fox!” I use popcorn at Christmas, but not to string around the tree. Over the years I’ve often found difficulties with […]

  • December 19, 2019
    Yoga poses for the holidays

    BY: ALYSON ROGERS The Holiday Season can be a challenging time for brain injury survivors for a number of reasons; managing gift shopping, busy public spaces and big family gatherings can increase brain injury symptoms and shine a light […]

  • December 17, 2019
    How to holiday after brain injury

    BY: ALISON Feelings of apprehension, stress, and loneliness often accompany the anticipation of winter holidays for brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Typical stressors such as finances, unpleasant gatherings, and being too busy are much more difficult to manage. […]

  • December 13, 2019
    Free holiday activities in Toronto

    BY: ALISON Not feeling the Holiday Spirit? You are not alone! But in case you want to start feeling those holiday vibes, here’s a list of free, brain injury friendly activities in Toronto. You never know, you may get […]

  • November 21, 2019
    Beet up your bruschetta

    BY: JANET CRAIG Nothing says fall like root vegetables right? Janet Craig brings you a new take on beets – the reddest vegetable of them all – with a beet bruschetta recipe that will blow your mind! The easiest […]

  • October 29, 2019
    How I graduated after my TBI

    BY: MARIA LISCIO Out of nowhere things can change and make you feel as though everything you’ve worked so hard for doesn’t matter. That happened to me the summer before my last year of university when I was struck […]

  • October 24, 2019
    Osteopathy with Riki Richter

    May’s Community Meeting featured Osteopathic Manual Practitioner Ricki Richter who came to talk to us about mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) through an osteopathic and movement lens. About Riki Richter Riki is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and Movement Based Rehabilitation […]

  • October 22, 2019
    Glazed beans on toast

    BY: JANET CRAIG Beans on toast may be a hardcore British comfort food, but that doesn’t mean we can’t glam up the traditional dish on our side of the pond. Here’s Janet Craig’s take on a UK classic – and […]

  • October 3, 2019
    Ocutherapy with Alex Theodorou

    BY: JULIA RENAUD BIST’s August Community Meeting was an Ocutherapy demonstration with Alex Theodorou.  About Alex Alex’s father sustained a stroke in 2005, changing the lives of him and his family forever. This event lead Alex to pursue a […]

  • September 25, 2019
    Chair Yoga with Julie Notto

    BY: JUlLIA RENAUD June’s Community Meeting was a chair yoga workshop by BIST’s Programs and Services Coordinator, Julie Notto. About Julie Notto She discovered yoga as a way to deal with chronic pain issues. Julie became a yoga and […]