• 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 […]

  • May 21, 2020
    ABI has prepped us for this

    BY: NATHALIN MOY To anyone who has had a concussion, I hope this reminder encourages you in these strange times: Having a concussion has prepared us for this pandemic. Staying at home, self-quarantine and self-isolation are not new concepts […]

  • May 19, 2020
    Review: Cracked the Musical

    BY: HILARY PEARSON One thing about this pandemic, there has been no shortage of creativity taking place online. Shot with the entire cast socially isolating, the short musical,Cracked, is no exception. Vanessa is a high-achieving but emotionally distant woman who […]

  • May 14, 2020
    Eerily relatable: ‘5 Feet Apart’

    BY: HILARY PEARSON One thing most of us have learnt during this pandemic: germs can spread as far as six feet when someone coughs or sneezes. They can land on surfaces, such as a doorknob, or in another person’s […]

  • May 5, 2020
    Things could be slower

    BY: MARK KONING Since I acquired my brain injury from a viral infection as a child, saying that life is challenging is an understatement: Public school. High school. Employment. Relationships. Friends and family. Self-awareness. Understanding. Yeah, even that last one. The ups and downs […]

  • April 23, 2020
    How to be a quarantine queen

    We are THRILLED to introduce our new writer, Hilary Pearson, who will be writing re-caps about our Community Meetings. Thank you to Julia Renaud for writing incredible re-caps for over 2 years – we’ll miss you and we wish […]