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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Two stroke books with a book overview

Dorothy Bove' links these two books to - Living Successfully with Aphasia.

Fire Winthin: A True Srory of Triumph Over Tragedy
By Valerie Greene

Book overview
THE Fire Within is a must read for anyone who has ever suffered a loss. Valerie Greene writes her true story about her journey to overcome the obstacles she faced after suffering a massive stroke at the young age of 31. Although it is a story of triumph over tragedy, it is much more. Valerie shares her insight and knowledge as she strives to become a survivor instead of a victim. Her constant enthusiasm and drive is a true inspiration. Readers will cheer her on with each page. The Fire Within is uplifting and inspiring. It demonstrates the power of the human spirit and how all things are possible! Allow Valerie's compelling story to ignite the fire within!

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain
Scientist's Personal Journey

By Jill Bolte
Book overview
Jill Taylor was a 37-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. Through the eyes of a curious scientist, she watched her mind deteriorate whereby she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Because of her understanding of the brain, her respect for the cells in her body, and an amazing mother, Jill completely recovered. In My Stroke of Insight, she shares her recommendations for recovery and the insight she gained into the unique functions of the two halves of her brain. When she lost the skills of her left brain, her consciousness shifted away from normal reality where she felt "at one with the universe." Taylor helps others not only rebuild their brains from trauma, but helps those of us with normal brains better understand how we can consciously influence the neural circuitry underlying what we think, how we feel and how we react to life's circumstances.

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