BEST Food Library

On the BEST blog, we’ve been fortunate to have some amazing food and nutrition experts, along with some access to other great resources, to help us serve up healthy food ideas, simple food preparation tips and organization, and other delicious inspirations to keep our brain and bodies healthy and energized.  Following, are some links to (more…)

The More We Know, The More We Grow

💚The more we know, the more we grow.  The COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout communities across Washington State. All of us at BEST understand how devastating and challenging all of this is, especially for many in our brain injury community. We know because we, like you, are part of this incredible community. Together, lets (more…)

It’s World Brain Day!

Today is World Brain Day!  Created in 2014, the first brain day was launched on July 22nd of that year. The annual event was designed to help promote awareness on brain health and wellness on a global scale.  At the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST), we believe that our BEST strategy for brain health and (more…)

In a Flash: The Moment I Realized I was Recovering from a Stroke 

Maybe you could call it a flash of insight, an epiphany, or a sudden realization. Whatever you want to call it, I just had one, about my recovery, and I want to tell you about it.  I have to kind of build up to it, though. The other day I was out walking, minding my (more…)

Brain Injury Doesn’t Mean Social Isolation

One thing I’m glad about is that my brain injury rarely made me feel isolated and alone, like with so many other brain injury survivors. I did feel it briefly a few times, but that was because soon after I was discharged from the hospital in St. Paul I was shipped to Tacoma, where I (more…)