The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is honored to share a special book by a special poet. “Footfalls: Poems of the Questing Spirit,” written by poet and blogger, Michael FitzGerald, is a collection of poems written over a span of thirty years that explores life and the human experience. Fitzgerald weaves his curiosity about life with natural imagery, deep emotion and rich metaphor. About the poet: Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and a current resident of the Central California coast, FitzGerald is a retired ordained pastor, husband, father and grandfather. The highly-acclaimed and beloved poetry collection, published in 2016, marks a
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is pleased to announce our BEST Superhero of the Month for May 2017. BEST congratulations to Kathi Sturgeon of Riding For Hope Alliance! Here’s what Kathi’s nominator had to say: Kathi Sturgeon is the founder of Riding for Hope Alliance, an organization devoted to participating in cycling events to promote brain injury awareness and to raise resources for brain injury organizations. Kathi recently completed the challenging long-distance bike ride, Tour de Lopez on Lopez Island, WA on behalf of BEST. She not only worked diligently on the bike trail, she worked tirelessly to get
Love books? Looking for some great reads this summer? Well, if you answered YES to one or both of those questions, BEST has a something terrific in store just for you! Beginning on June 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. PST and running through June 21, 2017 at 3:55 p.m. PST, BEST will be hosting the BEST Summer Reads giveaway on our Facebook page. Participants will be eligible to win THREE terrific reads from these amazing authors: Book #1: Learning to Live with Yourself after Brain Injury by Jeff Sebell. Author Jeff Sebell has served as an inspiration, beacon of hope
How was that for an attention-grabbing headline? Unfortunately, too many of us with brain injuries find ourselves repeating this phrase over and over to neurologists, neuropsychologists, and numerous other healthcare providers. While mental health issues often arise after a brain injury, it’s important to know that bad behaviors and emotional imbalances are as likely to be a result of damage to particular areas of the brain as they are chemical or hormonal imbalances. May was Mental Health month and BEST was able to share information about brain injury and mental health to a diverse and engaged audience at Virtual
Our BEST appreciation, gratitude and remembrance on this Memorial Day.
Have a safe and relaxing holiday weekend, BEST friends!