My Stroke of Insight Book
Score: 4.5
From 14 Ratings

My Stroke of Insight


  • Author : Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-05-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101213971

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My Stroke of Insight Excerpt :

"Transformative...[Taylor's] experience...will shatter [your] own perception of the world."—ABC News The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated between the euphoria of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace, and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost. It would take her eight years to fully recover. For Taylor, her stroke was a blessing and a revelation. It taught her that by "stepping to the right" of our left brains, we can uncover feelings of well-being that are often sidelined by "brain chatter." Reaching wide audiences through her talk at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference and her appearance on Oprah's online Soul Series, Taylor provides a valuable recovery guide for those touched by brain injury and an inspiring testimony that inner peace is accessible to anyone.

My Stroke of Insight Book
Score: 3.5
From 75 Ratings

My Stroke of Insight


  • Author : Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Publisher : Plume Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 0452295548

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My Stroke of Insight Excerpt :

A brain scientist discusses suffering a stroke at the age of thirty-seven, describing her discovery of differences in the left and right side of the brain and the steps she took over a period of eight years to recover her health.

Whole Brain Living Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Whole Brain Living


  • Author : Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401961992

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Whole Brain Living Excerpt :

The New York Times best-selling author of My Stroke of Insight blends neuroanatomy with psychology to show how we can short-circuit emotional reactivity and find our way to peace. For half a century we have been trained to believe that our right brain hemisphere is our emotional brain, while our left brain houses our rational thinking. Now neuroscience shows that it's not that simple: in fact, our emotional limbic tissue is evenly divided between our two hemispheres. Consequently, each hemisphere has both an emotional brain and a thinking brain. In this groundbreaking new book, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor presents these four distinct modules of cells as four characters that make up who we are: Character 1, Left Thinking; Character 2, Left Emotion; Character 3, Right Emotion; and Character 4, Right Thinking. Everything we think, feel, or do is dependent upon brain cells to perform that function. Since each of the Four Characters stems from specific groups of cells that feel unique inside of our body, they each display particular skills, feel specific emotions, or think distinctive thoughts. In Whole Brain Living, Dr. Taylor shows us how to get acquainted with our own Four Characters, observe how they show up in our daily life, and learn to identify and relate to them in others as well. And she introduces a practice called the Brain Huddle--a tool for bringing our Four Characters into conversation with one another so we can tap their respective strengths and choose which one to embody in any situation. The more we become familiar with each of the characters in ourselves and others, the more power we gain over our thoughts, our feelings, our relationships, and our lives. Indeed, we discover that we have the power to choose who and how we want to be in every moment. And when our Four Characters work together and balance one another as a whole brain, we gain a radical new road map to deep inner peace.

Life Leverage Book

Life Leverage


  • Author : Rob Moore
  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473640290

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Life Leverage Excerpt :

You are just one small step away from the life you know you deserve. It's time to leverage your life. Life Leverage means taking control of your life, easily balancing your work and free time, making the most money with the minimum time input & wastage, and living a happier and more successful life. Using Rob Moore's remarkable Life Leverage model, you'll quickly banish & outsource all your confusion, frustration and stress & live your ideal, globally mobile life, doing more of what you love on your own terms. Learn how to: - Live a life of clarity & purpose, merging your passion & profession - Make money & make a difference, banishing work unhappiness - Use the fast-start wealth strategies of the new tech-rich - Maximise the time you have; don't waste a moment by outsourcing everything - Leverage all the things in your life that don't make you feel alive 'This book shows you how to get more done, faster and easier than you ever thought possible. A great book that will change your life'. Brian Tracy, bestselling author of Eat That Frog

Speechless Book

Speechless


  • Author : Jennifer Gordon
  • Publisher : Jennifer Gordon
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 0646556827

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Speechless Excerpt :

At the age of 43, Jennifer Gordon suffered a debilitating stroke that robbed her of the power of speech. What was it like for an intelligent, articulate, imaginative woman to find herself in a world where she could no longer communicate? Speechless tells this story. It describes the often puzzling symptoms leading to the stroke; the shock, then denial, then acceptance of the stroke itself; the periods of hostitalisation and rehabilitation and the long journey back to a 'normal' life. The author experiences despair at being dependent on others; resentment at being judged because she is different; frustration at the need for intense concentration to do even simple things; grief as she becomes aware of a loss of personality; and joy at each small step towards regaining what she has lost. Speechless is written with dignity, honesty and humour in a way that evokes empathy but never pity. Anyone who has ever been a patient will feel they can relate in some small way to Jennifer Gordon's feelings of helplessness, anger, fear and gratitude as doctors, nurses, orderlies, therapists and hospital workers cross her path. Because of this, the book is enlightening reading for all health care professionals as well as relatives and friends and the patients themselves.

Wildmind Book

Wildmind


  • Author : Bodhipaksa
  • Publisher : Windhorse Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-02-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781907314322

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Wildmind Excerpt :

Meditation helps us to cut through the agonizing clutter of superficial mental turmoil and allows us to experience more spacious and joyful states of mind. It is this pure and luminous state that I call your Wildmind. From how to build your own stool to how a raisin can help you meditate, this illustrated guide explains everything you need to know to start or strengthen your meditation practice.

A STROKE OF GENIUS Book

A STROKE OF GENIUS


  • Author : Sandy Simon
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2014-05-28
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781499015027

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A STROKE OF GENIUS Excerpt :

This book’s first edition was written after my six year odyssey following my stroke. The doctors said if I did not die I would be completely incapacitated physically, mentally and emotionally. They said I had lost 45% of my brain and was declared 100% disabled for life. Somehow I found a way to healing and thriving as a human being. This extended second edition has added information on my eleven additional years of successful therapies which have helped me fulfill my life beyond my dreams. This edition includes my mentoring with other stroke survivors who have contacted me after they read the first edition.

Head Cases Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Head Cases


  • Author : Michael Paul Mason
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2008-04-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429953740

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Head Cases Excerpt :

Head Cases takes us into the dark side of the brain in an astonishing sequence of stories, at once true and strange, from the world of brain damage. Michael Paul Mason is one of an elite group of experts who coordinate care in the complicated aftermath of tragic injuries that can last a lifetime. On the road with Mason, we encounter survivors of brain injuries as they struggle to map and make sense of the new worlds they inhabit. Underlying each of these survivors' stories is an exploration of the brain and its mysteries. When injured, the brain must figure out how to heal itself, reorganizing its physiology in order to do the job. Mason gives us a series of vivid glimpses into brain science, the last frontier of medicine, and we come away in awe of the miracles of the brain's workings and astonished at the fragility of the brain and the sense of self, life, and order that resides there. Head Cases "[achieves] through sympathy and curiosity insight like that which pulses through genuine literature" (The New York Sun); it is at once illuminating and deeply affecting.

The Energy Codes Book

The Energy Codes


  • Author : Sue Morter
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501169311

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The Energy Codes Excerpt :

“For those ready and willing to build a new life, here are the tools. Powerful, incisive, extraordinary writing.” —Neale Donald Walsch, New York Times bestselling author of Conversations with God Transform your life with this bestselling, revolutionary, and accessible seven-step guide—grounded in energy medicine, neurobiology, and quantum physics—to awaken your true health and potential through energy healing. Eighteen years ago, health pioneer and “extraordinary enlightened visionary” (Anita Moorjani, New York Times bestselling author) Dr. Sue Morter had a remarkable and profound awakening. While meditating, she spontaneously accessed an energy field—a level of consciousness—beyond anything she had ever imagined. This dramatic experience changed her life and set her on a mission to discover how to create such radical transformation for her patients. Through years of advanced study and research in energy healing and medicine, she developed the Energy Codes. This life-altering program has now enabled thousands of people around the world to overcome pain, disease, fatigue, anxiety, and depression, and to awaken their innate creativity, intuition, and inner power. Bridging ancient healing practices with cutting-edge science, The Energy Codes offers a detailed road map to help you experience deep healing in your life. Grounded in practical, accessible exercises, including yoga, breathwork, meditations, and Dr. Morter’s proprietary Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (BEST) protocol, The Energy Codes “offers deep insights…that brilliantly merge the ever-blending worlds of science and spirituality to help reveal the truth of our being and the depths of our greatness,” (Jack Canfield, coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series).

Healing the Broken Brain Book

Healing the Broken Brain


  • Author : Mike Dow, Dr.
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401952662

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Healing the Broken Brain Excerpt :

Dr. Mike Dow is a best-selling author, psychotherapist, and relationship expert. So why is he writing a book about stroke? Well, what you probably don’t know about Dr. Mike is that his younger brother, David, is a stroke survivor. What’s more, David’s stroke happened when he only 10 years old. This means most of Dr. Mike’s teenage years were spent witnessing what his family was dealing with trying to find the best treatments for David. He struggled to know what to do to help his brother. He watched helplessly as his brother wrestled with depression, trying to find the motivation to recover on top of the challenges of adolescence. He mourned the loss of what could have been —and he was angry. How his family would have loved to sit down with top experts in stroke to find out what they should be doing and have their questions answered. Now Dr. Mike has the ability to do just that, and he’s doing it so that others in his family’s position don’t have the same struggle. Armed with questions from stroke survivors and their loved ones, Dr. Mike talks with the best clinicians across the country to get over 100 answers you need to know to maximize your recovery.

My Stroke of Luck Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

My Stroke of Luck


  • Author : Kirk Douglas
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2003-01-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060014049

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My Stroke of Luck Excerpt :

My stroke taught me so much, and for all that it stole, it gave me even more. In the process of healing, my life has changed for the better. Now I want to share what I have learned. In this vivid and very personal reflection upon his extraordinary life as an actor, author, and legend in his own time, Kirk Douglas offers a candid and heartfelt memoir of where it all went right in his life -- even after suffering a debilitating stroke. Revealing not only the incredible physical and emotional toll of his stroke but how it has changed his life for the better, Douglas shares the lessons that saved him and helped him to heal. Alongside his heartfelt advice and insight, he also recalls warm memories of some of the most famous figures of our time -- including Burt Lancaster, Michael J. Fox, and Gary Cooper -- as well as others who have soared to greatness in the face of adversity. Charming, soulful, and filled with personal photographs, My Stroke of Luck is an intimate look at the real person behind the fabulous talent -- and at a life lived to its very fullest.

Stroke Rehabilitation Book

Stroke Rehabilitation


  • Author : Leeanne M. Carey
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199797981

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Stroke Rehabilitation Excerpt :

Stroke Rehabilitation: Insights from Neuroscience and Imaging informs and challenges neurologists, rehabilitation therapists, imagers, and stroke specialists to adopt more restorative and scientific approaches to stroke rehabilitation based on new evidence from neuroscience and neuroimaging literatures. The fields of cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging are advancing rapidly and providing new insights into human behavior and learning. Similarly, improved knowledge of how the brain processes information after injury and recovers over time is providing new perspectives on what can be achieved through rehabilitation. Stroke Rehabilitation explores the potential to shape and maximize neural plastic changes in the brain after stroke from a multimodal perspective. Active skill based learning is identified as a central element of a restorative approach to rehabilitation. The evidence behind core learning principles as well as specific learning strategies that have been applied to retrain lost functions of movement, sensation, cognition and language are also discussed. Current interventions are evaluated relative to this knowledge base and examples are given of how active learning principles have been successfully applied in specific interventions. The benefits and evidence behind enriched environments is reviewed with examples of potential application in stroke rehabilitation. The capacity of adjunctive therapies, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, to modulate receptivity of the damaged brain to benefit from behavioral interventions is also discussed in the context of this multimodal approach. Focusing on new insights from neuroscience and imaging, the book explores the potential to tailor interventions to the individual based on viable brain networks. This book is intended for clinicians, rehabilitation specialists and neurologists who are interested in using these new discoveries to achieve more optimal outcomes. Equally as important, it is intended for neuros

The Women s Brain Book Book

The Women s Brain Book


  • Author : Dr Sarah McKay
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780733638534

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The Women s Brain Book Excerpt :

For women, understanding how the brain works during the key stages of life - in utero, childhood, puberty and adolescence, pregnancy and motherhood, menopause and old age - is essential to their health. Dr Sarah McKay is a neuroscientist who knows everything worth knowing about women's brains, and shares it in this fascinating, essential book. This is not a book about the differences between male and female brains, nor a book using neuroscience to explain gender-specific behaviours, the 'battle of the sexes' or 'Mars-Venus' stereotypes. This is a book about what happens inside the brains and bodies of women as they move through the phases of life, and the unique - and often misunderstood - effects of female biology and hormones. Dr McKay give insights into brain development during infancy, childhood and the teenage years (including the onset of puberty) and also takes a look at mental health as well as the ageing brain. The book weaves together findings from the research lab, case studies and interviews with neuroscientists and other researchers working in the disciplines of neuroendocrinology, brain development, brain health and ageing. This comprehensive guide explores the brain during significant life stages, including: In utero Childhood Puberty The Menstrual Cycle The Teenage Brain Depression and Anxiety Pregnancy and Motherhood Menopause The Ageing Brain

I Am in Here Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

I Am in Here


  • Author : Elizabeth M. Bonker
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441237842

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I Am in Here Excerpt :

She looked into my eyes and blinked hers slowly and deliberately, like a stroke victim, to show me that although she couldn't speak, she understood what I was saying to her. I stroked her hair softly. 'I know you're in there, honey,' I told her. 'We'll get you out.'" Despite the horror of seeing fifteen-month-old Elizabeth slip away into autism, her mother knew that her bright little girl was still in there. When Elizabeth eventually learned to communicate, first by using a letterboard and later by typing, the poetry she wrote became proof of a glorious, life-affirming victory for this young girl and her family. I Am in Here is the spiritual journey of a mother and daughter who refuse to give up hope, who celebrate their victories, and who keep trying to move forward despite the obstacles. Although she cannot speak, Elizabeth writes poetry that shines a light on the inner world of autism and the world around us. That poetry and her mother's stirring storytelling combine in this inspirational book to proclaim that there is always a reason to take the next step forward--with hope.

The Sex Lives of Cannibals Book
Score: 3.5
From 39 Ratings

The Sex Lives of Cannibals


  • Author : J. Maarten Troost
  • Publisher : Broadway
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767915304

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The Sex Lives of Cannibals Excerpt :

The author discusses his two-year stay on a remote South Pacific island, a place where he anticipated a romantic paradise but instead experienced humorous misadventures and a host of environmental challenges.