• 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 […]

  • June 30, 2020
    Hopscotch: Toronto Pride 2019

    BY: HILARY PEARSON “Should I go alone?” My eyes flicker to my laptop screen. 2:04 PM “It started at two.” “Yes,” Mom says through the phone. “I think you should go. Just pack a bag with everything you need. You’ll […]

  • June 18, 2020
    Recovery takes time

    BY: MARK KONING Recovery is a process that takes time. It’s like stacking blocks that may come crashing down if you are not mindful and patient. At times I have felt that I took one huge step forward only to take […]

  • June 16, 2020
    588 Injections

    BY: HILARY PEARSON Hospital life. Nerve block injections. 12 needles in my head. 12 injections of Bupivicaine. 2 injections in my shoulders. You think I would be used to it by now. I get these injections in my skull […]

  • June 4, 2020
    Why I stopped asking ‘what if’

    BY: STEVEN EDELMAN I imagine Bill Buckner must have repeatedly asked the ‘What if?’ question to himself for years after the Boston Red Sox lost the 1986 MLB World Series. What if he, the Red Sox first baseman that made an […]