• August 25, 2019
    Redefining yourself after ABI

    BY: ALISON Most people don’t realize that the most painful part of living with a serious health issue is losing your identity. When every day things – that you’ve never given any thought – become difficult and you’re no […]

  • August 13, 2019
    Virtual Reality as ABI Rehab

    BY: ALISON The worlds of brain injury rehabilitation and Virtual reality (VR) are coming closer together. The technology for VR is advancing very quickly, including multi-player games and the development of devices that involve your entire body to create highly […]

  • July 18, 2019
    Quitting a Dream Job

    BY: ALYSON ROGERS For two and a half years, I worked at a social service agency for youth in Toronto.  I worked as part of a team to provide basic needs and case management to youth from diverse backgrounds.  […]

  • June 27, 2019
    Smartphones and Brain Injury

    BY: BLUE HELMET GIRL I had my accident in July 2015, right in the middle of the smartphone era. About a month after my TBI, I was in the hospital and I got my phone back for the first […]

  • June 25, 2019
    Protect Yourself from Scams

    BY: JULIA RENAUD BIST’s April Community Meeting featured guest speaker Jason Peddle, Vulnerable Persons Coordinator at the Toronto Police Services who spoke about protecting yourself from scams and phishing. About Jason Peddle: With a background in Kinesiology, Social Work, […]

  • June 20, 2019
    Functional MRIs

    BY: AMANDA FORESTIERI Individuals who suffer from mild to moderate brain injuries often have long-lasting debilitating symptoms, despite the brain appearing ‘normal’ on structural MRI or CT scans. BIST Social Work placement student Amanda Forestieri, sat with neuroscientist Dr. […]

  • June 18, 2019
    Yoga Brain

    BY: ALYSON ROGERS Before my brain injury, I was convinced yoga wasn’t for me; I was a year-round athlete and long-distance running legs were not yoga legs in my mind. After my brain injury, I was convinced yoga wasn’t […]

  • June 14, 2019
    Parenting after Brain Injury

    BY: MELISSA JIROVEC Parenting is hard work. It challenges you in ways you never imagined you’d be challenged, forcing you to think outside the box and re-evaluate everything you thought you knew about pretty much everything. Add a brain […]

  • June 7, 2019
    I. Am. Awareness.

    BY: MARK KONING Here we are into the month of June and Brain Injury Awareness Month. Every year I wonder of its impact. What minds are being awakened and new things learned? Do people come to an understanding of […]

  • May 7, 2019
    Transform Your Stress with Michelle Jacob

    BY: JULIA RENAUD BIST’s March Community Meeting featured occupational therapist Michelle Jacob who discussed managing emotions and demonstrated HeartMath technology to our members. About Michelle Jacob: Michelle has been an occupational therapist for ten years. She is also currently following […]