How I handle the holidays as an ABI survivor

BY: MARK KONING   Isn’t that how the song goes? “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But for some I think you could easily substitute wonderful with stressful or depressing. The days surrounding Christmas can be both joyful and stressful for many individuals who are out there listening to festive songs while fighting through … Continue reading How I handle the holidays as an ABI survivor

Will Tracy Morgan’s brain injury lead to more TBI awareness?

BY: MARK KONING Regardless of public figures, such as Tracy Morgan, sustaining a brain injury from a car accident this past June, awareness (in my opinion) has not shone on this life threatening and/or life changing disability enough. I recall back in 2009 when film actress Natasha Richardson had a ski accident where she fell. She complained … Continue reading Will Tracy Morgan’s brain injury lead to more TBI awareness?

Why exercise (such as the BIST 5K – hint, hint) is good for you

BY: MARK KONING If you haven’t heard: The BIST 5K Run,Walk & Roll is on September 20th 2014! Why do the BIST 5K? Doesn’t the idea of raising money, contributing to a cause, taking part and being active sound good? So why don’t YOU join the BIST 5K? Exercising in honour of loved ones, a family member, friend, or even … Continue reading Why exercise (such as the BIST 5K – hint, hint) is good for you

Difficulties with Dialogue Communication: Part 2

by Mark Koning I believe that one of the most important things we can share is communication; proper communication. That by sharing we learn what understanding really is, and only then can we establish true Equality and Inclusion. That is easier said than done; because what happens when there are difficulties with Communicating? Difficulties that … Continue reading Difficulties with Dialogue Communication: Part 2