Becoming Mindful in 3 Easy Steps

We’ve gotten wonderful feedback on our Monday Mindful series. I’m excited that during this difficult time we’ve been able to continue supporting our community with the information, ideas, and encouragement we all want. Today we’re sharing three simple steps for becoming mindful and focused on the present moment by using all five senses. Our exercise (more…)

&$@#! I’m Broke! My Brain Bucks Account Is Overdrawn.

Running out of mental energy always seems to happen at the worst time; in the middle of a meeting, while trying to get that last “thing” done before the end of the day, in the middle of a family gathering. You’ve probably even had the experience where your neurologist told you to “pace yourself” or (more…)

4 Ways To Hear What Your Body Needs

Last week our #MindfulMonday piece focused on listening. This week we’re sharing exercises to help you listen to yourself. Give them a try and let us know in the comments what worked for you. Listening Exercise #1 Your body will tell you what it needs to be healthy so long as you listen to its (more…)

BEST & Etopia: A Partnership For the Pandemic Era

We have been offering discussion groups, workshops, and presentations in Second Life since 2009 and opened our official Second Life office at Etopia in 2010.  In May of 2020 we moved all of our programming online and into our main campus; also at Etopia. Because of the restrictions the COVID-19 pandemic placed on our community (more…)

… and breathe

It’s been a hectic week. Take time to put your feet up, enjoy a hot chocolate, and dive into a good book (or movie).   #SelfCareSaturday #empoweryourbrain #BESTcares BEST loves sharing … Facebook0TwitterPinterest0tumblr0Linkedin0Reddit0Email0

BEST Launches COVID-19 Impact Fund In Response To High Rate of Brain Injury and COVID-19

We know a brain injury dramatically impacts both an individual and their family. Whether it’s for the short term or for a lifetime a brain injury changes our lives in both visible and invisible ways. Now, research is showing that the COVID-19 has significant neurological consequences for the majority of those recovering from the virus. (more…)