BEST’s virtual presence in Second Life just got better. BEST recently created the BEST PEER Center to offer in-world facilitator training, our acclaimed Moving On & Identity After TBI course, workshops, mindfulness retreats, and much more. We invite you to visit the BEST PEER Center at Etopia. A Landmark is available in our office at Etopia Plaza. Etopia also offers entertainment and socialization opportunities, support groups, workshops on health, presentations from noted institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and Harvard University, opportunities for small business development, learning a new language, and even taking classes and finishing a degree. Join
A great picture share from one of our BEST Superheroes and friends serves as our BEST Monday motivation and an important self-care reminder. Superheroes need rest, too!
The event is free to all attendees and the entrance costs are all covered by He
This year’s theme for the 2017 Washington State TBI Conference was “creating happiness.” And THAT we did, in abundance. Whether it was seeing old friends, meeting new friends, sharing information on resources, self-care and empowerment or sharing a laugh and a smile with others, the Washington State brain injury community created superhero-sized memories and learned new things. What takeaways did we think were just the BEST? Self-care, self-expression and self-love were our three biggest takeaways. This exploration of self came through keynote presentations of inspiration and empowerment; a chance to try massage and yoga to decompress and relax; art classes
Do you know what an AVM is? Before my stroke I had never heard of them but my stroke happened because of one. AVM stands for arteriovenous malformation, an anomalous tangle of veins and arteries in my brain. I’m told my undiagnosed high blood pressure caused it to bleed and triggered my stroke. I am also told that without treatment, I still have a good chance of having another stroke, even though my blood pressure is now under control. It turns out I am one of a comparatively very few unlucky people with an AVM. It only affects a