My Daughter, Nicole

I didn’t want to write this, but I’ve got to get this out.  This will be the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write. This is about my adoptive daughter, Nicole. I’ve written about her before and the special father-daughter relationship and the joy and happiness we shared the past 30 years. Nicole experienced an (more…)

BEST Mindfulness Resources

  “Training your mind to be in the present moment is the number one key to making healthier choices.” – Susan Albers Mindfulness is a great tool to living our best lives.  What is mindfulness?  Mindfulness is noticing what is happening right now. What are your senses and emotions telling you? What is your mind telling you? Through (more…)

Coping with Anger

One day you’re going about your day and  minding your own business. Next thing you know something happens, out of the blue, and suddenly you have a traumatic brain injury.  And suddenly, although you had always been calm and mild mannered, you have anger issues.  When I first got my stroke-related brain injury, I found (more…)


If there is one thing traumatic brain injury (TBI)  survivors know about, it’s resilience. Being a TBI survivor, I know a thing or two about resilience myself. I get comments about my resilience all the time. I think a lot of people are probably thinking about my physical resilience, how I’ve started to gradually walk (more…)

Monday Motivation: May 23, 2022

There’s no should or should not when it comes to having feelings. They’re part of who we are and their origins are beyond our control. When we believe that, we may find it easier to make constructive choices on what to do with those feelings.  BEST loves sharing … Facebook0TwitterPinterest0tumblr0Linkedin0Reddit0Email0

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…)