So far in my brief time writing here, I’ve focused on positive subjects, ones that have aided me in my recovery from my traumatic brain injury. I’m afraid I’ll have to break that streak, at least this one time. This one is about people who feel free to give unwanted and misguided advice to people with a TBI. There are lots of websites available, with titles like, “Things not to say to someone with a TBI,” and they are very good. But here I think I’ll just talk about some of the things people have said to me. The words
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 teen, who has a close family member with a brain injury, decided to share their thoughts on the topic through original artwork. Erin Thompson, a Washington State high school student, young emerging artist and BEST volunteer, decided to represent the emotions and feelings that caregivers
Health and self-care is important to us. That’s why we are thrilled to share some fabulous, healthy and fun goodies with our BEST friends and supporters for our BEST Facebook Giveaway for August 2017. Beginning Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. PST, BEST will have a treasure trove of great items to that give you some terrific tools for health and self-care. Here’s what’s inside our gift package: Smart Raw Food Method (DVD) Learn about whole food plant-based nutrition (no cooking required!) in this comprehensive instructional DVD from writer, food expert, horticulturist, educator and BEST’s own Mia Dalene Marcum-McCoy. Learn about
If empowerment was a color, it would be green.