• April 9, 2021
    Swedish Beet Salad

    BY: CHEF JANET CRAIG; ADDITIONAL PHOTOS & VIDEO: JOSIE CALOMA This fast salad combines delicious beet and apple flavours. It’s also a great side for grilled salmon or Swedish meatballs. Feeds four to six people. BONUS: Our volunteer Josie tested […]

  • March 30, 2021
    Coconut Rice with Red Beans

    BY: JOSIE CALOMA This is a favourite side dish in Jamaica and other parts of the Caribbean. Here, our volunteer Josie Caloma shares her delicious version which can be a whole meal as well. Ingredients: ½ cup long grain […]

  • March 18, 2021
    Reading after Brain Injury

    BY: ALISON I used to love to read. I would start a few books at the same time, and stay up all night or skip classes to finish one. I remember how difficult it was to quit reading cold […]

  • March 12, 2021
    Covid Year One

    BY: ELIZABETH MacGREGOR A year of Uncertainty Tainted by Fear Our Daydreams not accessible Our Future that uncertain. A Foggy Brain made more so, Unhinged by Worry Disquieted by news Of Sadness, of Loss of Life Of Loss of […]

  • March 11, 2021
    Waldorf Salad for 2021

    RECIPE: CHEF JANET CRAIG; PICTURES: JANET CRAIG & JOSIE COLOMA As this Pandemic keeps sticking around, many of us have slipped into less than healthy habits. Instead of testing out new diets which may be difficult to maintain, our […]

  • February 18, 2021
    I’m Jaru and I have a brain injury

    BY: JARU My name is Jaru and I am a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivor. Before my Acquired Brain Injury, I was a competitive athlete. I was juggling between going to school on the weekdays and working part time […]

  • December 23, 2020
    Fix Me: A Poem

    BY: ROSEANNE CARENZA Roseanne: Here I am all alone. I don’t know what to do. In a whirlwind of pain. Where do I go? I haven’t a clue. This is the “new” me now. For it was this I […]

  • December 15, 2020
    This holiday: believe in magic

    BY: MARK KONING As we find ourselves in the holiday season a question that pops up every so often, a point I guess that comes in almost everyone’s life (adult or child), is asking whether our Jolly old friend, […]

  • December 8, 2020
    Bell Accessibility Services

    This post the third in a three-part series. We thank BELL for being our 2020 Corporate and Presenting Sponsor!  Recognizing there are many types of abilities, Bell Canada’s Accessibility Services Centre gives options for what type of accessibility services […]

  • December 3, 2020
    Doro 824C Phone from Bell

    This post is the second in a three-part series. BIST thanks BELL for being our 2020 Gold Corporate and Presenting Sponsor! When things are specifically designed for your own needs, they work so much better. The Doro 824C Phone, […]