Anticipatory Grief

We’ve talked about ambiguous grief. Now it’s time to talk about another kind of related grief: anticipatory grief.  Anticipatory grief is what we feel when someone is alive, but their death is impending and expected, like with terminal cancer patients. It might not be known exactly when the death will occur, but the upcoming death (more…)

A BEST World Community Bouquet!

BEST friends and supporters from all over the world (and virtual world) helped contribute to our first BEST World Community Bouquet to celebrate spring!  From the coasts of the United States, Canada, Sweden, to the virtual world of Second Life, and more, our BEST friends came together to share their favorite spring flowers from their (more…)

More on Grief

Most people have likely heard, at one time or other, of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ five stages of grief: Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance That’s all well and good, but those stages don’t deal with varying types of grief. Types of grief? I had only thought grief was just grief, but it turns out there are categories (more…)

Our Latest E-Newsletter: All About Change

Our latest e-newsletter focuses on change: how BEST changed in the face of COVID; our newest board director and how she creates change: how to cope with change, both good and bad; and much more. Read all about it here. Not a subscriber yet? Click here for a fast and secure sign up! Thank you (more…)

BEST Shares Transformation Story With International Audience

Be the change you wish to see in the world.  In a world full of change, especially as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST), took the quote above to heart.  In 2020, BEST was rocked by the pandemic, like many other organizations. BEST in-person programs were closed, and a (more…)

Empowerment: Tips for Autism Awareness Month

It’s April again, and so that means it is Autism Awareness month. I’m not going to spend a lot of time on why that is problematic and how Autistic adults feel about this, but suffice to say that the vast majority do not support the sponsor of this disaster, nor do we like the #lightitupblue (more…)