• 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, […]

  • November 28, 2020
    tecla-e by Bell Canada

    This post the first in a three-part series. We thank BELL for being our 2020 Corporate and Presenting Sponsor! It’s an understatement to say technology has drastically changed our lives, and while we may be getting a little tired […]

  • November 24, 2020
    Steve Gregory’s new book: The Journey Continues

    BY: STELLA SLOAN Long time BIST members likely know Steve Gregory, a former board member at BIST and a TBI survivor, who has now completed a second book on his thoughts about life after brain injury rehab. Steve has […]

  • August 13, 2020
    Selfishness or self care     

    BY: ELIZABETH MacGREGOR No, I cannot spend more than two hours having lunch. No, you cannot talk to me endlessly about your problems. No, I cannot stand here, outside our cars, as you continue the conversation, and my dizziness […]

  • August 4, 2020
    Hydration: cycling water bag

    BY: ALISON Staying hydrated is important for maintaining one’s wellbeing. It is even more important for those who are recovering from any sort of health issue, surgery or treatment. In the extreme heat of the summer, and staying hydrated […]

  • July 14, 2020
    SUPER EASY farro bowl

    BY: CHEF JANET CRAIG Farro is an ancient wheat grain used in the Mediterranean and the Middle East that is high in iron, potassium and has seven grams of protein in ½ cup cooked! I like it because of […]

  • July 7, 2020
    Relieve stress FAST

    BY: ALISON In May of 2016, the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) organized Brain Fitness training workshops led by Paul Hyman: A Movement-Based, Multi-Sensory Brain Stimulation Program. Of the many exercises and strategies that we learned, one stood out to […]