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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 BEST deepened other Second Life collaborations with long standing partners like Peninsula College in WA, Whole Brain Health in Second Life, Virtual Ability, and others. In November 2020 BEST assumed ownership of Etopia as part of our online suite of service platforms. What’s the benefit…

Twenty-Twenty-Won & Being Our BEST Self

Sure, the “twenty-twenty-won” is hijacked from a commercial (don’t remember the product, just the play on words), but it’s a great way to start this year. This year can be a continuation of last year or we can greet it with optimism and a sense of hope for a brighter future. I choose the latter. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sensationalism and gloomy news of the day. It’s just as easy to be awash in positive images, words of encouragement, and determination for a brighter day; today and tomorrow. Here are some simple ways you can do that…

Out With The Old! In With 2021!

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a most challenging year. The politics of the day coupled with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped the way we navigate our lives. For BEST it was a year of dramatic change. We kicked off the year with our 1st annual virtual CogniCon (cognitive convention). The idea was to test the waters and see if there was enough demand for us to host a completely online conference because there are those within the brain injury community that cannot attend the many in-person gatherings, symposiums, and conferences offered to us.…

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