At the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST), sharing our personal stories and journeys are important to us. Finding the words and putting those words to the keyboard or to paper, makes a difference, not only for us as individuals, but to us as a brain injury community as a whole.
Here’s a list of writers and links that we think are just the BEST. We encourage you to read and share their words.
Isaac Peterson: Isaac Peterson is a journalist, public speaker, instructor and stroke survivor in Washington State. Isaac has penned a number of poignant, powerful and clever articles right here on the BEST blog. Click here to see a catalog of his blog work.
Michelle Munt: Michelle Munt is a writer and survivor from the United Kingdom that has become one of our favorite BEST social media friends and supporters. Her honest and thoughtful writing has touched the lives of many in the brain injury community and beyond. Her blog is at jumbledbrain.com.
Debbie Hampton: 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.
Jeff Sebell: BEST friend, Jeff Sebell, penned the highly acclaimed and groundbreaking book, Learning to Live with Yourself after Brain Injury, which was released in August of 2014. He also writes a blog at TBISurvivor.com.
Evie (Redefining Normal): Evie is a Dutch blogger who is the creator of the blog, Redefining Normal (Finding a New Normal, Living with a Brain Injury). Follow Evie as she lives life, tries new things and tackles new challenges. A terrific read!
Barbara Stahura: BEST friend, Barbara Stahura, a writer, instructional course designer, certified journal facilitator and caregiver, helps others find the power of journaling to tell their stories, share their thoughts and build personal empowerment.
Lash and Associates Publishing/Training (various): Lash and Associates is a publishing company specializing in brain injury and has been serving the brain injury community for over two decades. Their award-winning blog features authors from all over the nation.
Brainline: The Brainline.org website features valuable resources and tools for the brain injury community; however, it also features a blog and other powerful personal stories to read from readers.
Mia Dalene Marcum-McCoy: Mia is an author, inspirational speaker, philanthropist, BEST board member and a brain injury survivor since 2001. Proceeds from her book, Phenomenal Brain Power: From Brain Injury to Brain Awakening, go to charities that benefit people living with brain injury to increase their quality of life through medical services, social activities and educational opportunities.
David A. Grant: David s a freelance writer and the author of Metamorphosis, Surviving Brain Injury and a BEST board member. In early 2013, he founded the Facebook page, TBI Hope & Inspiration. David is also the publisher of TBI HOPE Magazine.
Maggie DePuye-Phillips: Maggie is a caregiver/care partner for a disabled veteran with a TBI/PTSD. Maggie is passionate about caregiver issues and is an advocate for veterans and individuals with disabilities. She is also a BEST board member and BEST guest blogger who pens articles on caregiving.