Is having the best brain possible, possible?
According to writer, blogger and author, Debbie Hampton, the answer to that question is a resounding, yes!
Hampton is the creator, writer and moderator of The BEST Brain Possible, a comprehensive website of resources, strategies, tips and information about brain health and overall wellness.
Hampton, a brain injury survivor and mental health and wellness advocate, has shared her own personal story and her journey forward to healing and happiness. Hampton has overcome some tremendous life challenges with the spirit of learning, sharing and a deep passion to help others.
It’s in that spirit, that Hampton has been an amazing BEST friend and resource to the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST).
That is why we are delighted to announce that Debbie Hampton is our BEST Superhero of the Month to kick off 2018. Here’s what Hampton’s nominator had to say about her work and support:
Writer and blogger, Debbie Hampton, has changed lives, created conversations and provided resources, information and hope to the brain injury community and beyond. Her raw, powerful and personal experiences with brain injury, mental health, self-care and wellness, has been a catalyst for learning, healing and living the best lives possible. Her resourceful and thought-provoking website and book along with her social media platforms lends a voice and awareness to overall brain health. Debbie has been an amazing and supportive friend to BEST, sharing our mission, vision, services and information with others.
BEST thanks Debbie Hampton for all that she does for our community and beyond. Congratulations!
Have a superhero in your life that you’d like to tell the world about? Share your superhero today with BEST by clicking here.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is pleased to sponsor a monthly program to honor, recognize and celebrate the superheroes! Whether it’s a survivor, family member, caregiver, medical professional or community supporter, there are superheroes among us who are engaging, energizing and empowering the brain injury community.
The BEST Superhero of the Month is available to honor all BEST Superheroes near or far. Check out the details by clicking HERE and nominate your superhero today!
We started honoring superheroes in May 2017. Meet our BEST Superheroes of the Month for May 2017 through December 2017 and read their stories below by clicking on their names!
BEST Superhero of the Month May 2017 Kathi Sturgeon
BEST Superhero of the Month June 2017 Lou Nash
BEST Superhero of the Month July 2017 Isaac Peterson
BEST Superhero of the Month August 2017 Robin Spicuzza
BEST Superhero of the Month September 2017 Janet Mott
BEST Superhero of the Month October 2017 Emily Lowndes-Wright
BEST Superhero of the Month November 2017 Ellen Krawiecki
BEST Superhero of the Month December 2017 Michelle Munt
Our BEST friends, the JBLM Bettie Brigade, are back for the 2018 season and wheels are ready to roll on February 10, 2018 in Tacoma, Washington! Check out the details below.
Mark your calendars: scroll a little further down to get a sneak peek at the 2018 season.
Save the date and mark your calendars, BEST Superheroes: The 2018 Washington State TBI Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. The conference hours for Tuesday, May 29 are 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The conference hours for Wednesday, May 30 are 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
The flyer below provides details on fees, scholarships, schedules and other important information. Please watch this space for more details.
Please note: a limited number of scholarships will be available. Applications will be accepted beginning in February 2018 at the website link noted at the bottom of the attached flyer below.
Happy Hearts: Please join BEST, HeadStrong and Heartfelt Tidbits of Creativity for our Valentine Gratitude Party, beginning at 1 p.m. on February 11, 2018 at Our BEST Space in University Place, Washington. Party details are noted below. All are welcome!
Please RSVP by February 9, 2018 on our Facebook event page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you are coming. Thank you!
When a brain injury survivor shares their personal story and their journey forward after their injury, it creates a ripple effect throughout the brain injury community and beyond.
Not only only do these stories create conversations and connections with others, they help provide understanding and serve as a catalyst for learning new things.
It’s through the process of sharing stories and experiences that we can positively and profoundly touch the lives of others, including our own life, too.
This is definitely the case for our BEST Superhero of the Month for December 2017.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is honored to announce that UK blogger, writer and survivor, Michelle Munt, is our BEST Superhero of the Month.
Munt is the creator, writer and moderator for the superb blog and website, jumbledbrain.com.
Munt’s deeply personal, honest and powerful writing has been shared and lauded by fellow survivors, caregivers and medical experts from all over the world. Munt also provides educational tools, resources and strategies for the brain injury community, their caregivers and families through her website and her robust social media platforms.
Here is what Munt’s nominator had to say:
Writer and survivor Michelle Munt has taken the written word to new heights with her website and blog, Jumbled Brain. This writer and blogger has written scores of important and honest articles about brain injury, her day-to-day life and her journey forward. Michelle has created an amazing international community of survivors, their carers and other supporters through her writing, blog and social media. Michelle has been a wonderful and supportive friend to BEST and has been a delight to interact with!
Our BEST thanks and congratulations to this special superhero for all she does for others and her ongoing support for BEST superheroes.
Do you know a superhero who you’d like to nominate? Nominating is fast and easy. Learn more about the BEST Superhero of the Month by clicking here.
Did you know that $80 Billion dollars was spent online for holiday gifts in 2016? Most of those gifts went unused, donated to charity, or re-gifted.
If for every dollar that was spent on gifts in 2016 one penny was donated to help superheroes and their families in the U.S. a total of $800 million would have been received by nonprofits agencies like BEST.
Consider giving just a little of your holiday budget to help BEST support superheroes and their families all year. A one-time gift would help BEST continue to offer free programs such as our Identity & Moving On After TBI class, crafting, nutrition classes and Soup Group, and so much more.
Remember, your donation helps BEST continue providing education and peer support to thousands of individuals with brain injury and their families.