Brain Injury

What Bruce Springsteen Taught Me About My Brain Injury

Karen Conner | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Living
Karen Conner

I had just been diagnosed as having a traumatic brain injury and I was already playing games. My brother Keith, a family practice physician, didn't waste any time. "We need to determine the extent of your memory loss. This may feel a bit strange but if you can come up with the names of these songs, we'll have a better sense of your memory loss. Don't think of this as an exercise, think of it as an opportunity to play 'Name That Tune.' It will be fun!"

The Politics of Brain Injury and Concussions

Shireen Jeejeebhoy | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada
Shireen Jeejeebhoy

This post originally appeared on Shireen Jeejeebhoy's political blog at talk talk talk. Summer is too nice to talk about the politics of the TTC or Pr...

I'm Saying Goodbye to My OCD

Karen Conner | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Karen Conner

My OCD began manifesting itself after I processed the fact that I had been in a severe car accident which had resulted in my being in a coma for six weeks, a traumatic brain injury, and my almostdying. Since that time, I learned that unexpected, bizarre things can and do happen all the time.

How My Brain Injury Taught Me to Relax

Alana Hurov | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

I used to thrive on stress and deadlines. Everything changed a few years ago, when I suffered a concussion. I was forced to "live in the moment" and slow down. As a yogi for many years, I never truly understood the meaning of "letting go" and "being present" until my brain injury. I didn't have the choice, rushing through my life was no longer an option.

The Love of a Mother Can Move Mountains: My Interview With Dana Florence (VIDEO)

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg When Dana Florence gave birth to triplets on January 1, 2008, life changed -- dramatically. The triplets were born 15 weeks premature and the fight for their lives began, enduring many procedures and surgeries to keep them alive.

Skier Still In Critical Condition

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada

SALT LAKE CITY - Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke remained in critical condition Thursday after a successful operation to repair a tear to an arte...