Path to Acceptance: Art Installation Day 1 “Disbelief”

When someone experiences a brain injury, the whole family experiences this, too. The most common emotions and feelings family members and caregivers experience according to experts are disbelief, stress, grief/sadness, anxiety, and in time, acceptance. Erin Thompson, a Washington State high school student, artist, BEST volunteer and family member of a survivor, decided to represent (more…)

Young Artist Shares Work with BEST

When someone experiences and is impacted by a brain injury, the whole family experiences this, too. Family members feel a swirl of emotions and feelings after a loved one sustains a brain injury. The most common ones are disbelief, stress, grief/sadness and anxiety. And in time, comes acceptance (and hope). BEST families have all been there. One (more…)

Artist Diane Rasch Unveils New Art for Local Exhibit

Pacific Northwest paper and mixed media artist, owner of paper arts and goods company, Heartfelt Tidbits of Creativity, and BEST Gratitude Specialist, Diane Rasch, recently unveiled her latest mixed-media art piece that will be part of the 2017 Brain Injury Art Show being held at the Bellevue Art Museum in Bellevue, Washington. The show will run from (more…)


Meet our BEST friend, Pacific Northwest writer and poet, Elissa Farmer. Farmer, who has bipolar disorder and advocates for mental health awareness, penned this poem that explores the depths of an emotional, mental and spiritual struggle with self; in other words, what it’s like to feel deeply “numb” and utterly stuck. These kinds of struggles (more…)

Art and Awareness

A great way to spread brain injury awareness is through one’s art. Meet Louise Mathewson, an award winning poet, writer and individual with brain injury. Check out her words, here:       BEST loves sharing … Facebook0TwitterPinterest0tumblr0Linkedin0Reddit0Email0