BEST in Second Life

Check out BEST in Second Life, virtual world support for the individuals and communities.  Our programs offer peer and caregiver support, educational opportunities, special events and activities and more much.  It’s free and all are welcome!  Click here to start your journey today!  BEST loves sharing … Facebook0TwitterPinterest0tumblr0Linkedin0Reddit0Email0

Save the Date: Cognicon 2022 Fall 2022!

This fall, Cognicon returns! Save the date for October 14-15, 2022 for a virtual event that is like no other!  For those not familiar with Cognicon, the event was started in 2019. This virtual cognitive convention is designed to share information about brain health, wellness, self-care, empowerment, and supportive communities and programs in the virtual (more…)

A Warm Virtual Welcome from BEST!

The Meet Your Neighbor Project shares the work of nonprofits in Second Life. Recently, BEST’s own Gloria Kraegel (a.k.a. as Namaara MacMoragh in Second Life), warmly welcomed community partners and supporters to explore BEST in the Metaverse in our virtual home of Etopia. Gloria/Namaara gave a short presentation on BEST’s history, services, programs and activities (more…)

Disenfranchised Grief

American society at large can hold standards and expectations when it comes to grieving and expressing grief. Those standards can be shaped, maintained and reinforced through television, movies, magazines and other means shared by society at large.  Types of grief that are widely accepted are types considered enfranchised by the majority. However, some forms of (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…)

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…)