Après un début assez technique où j'ai été tentée d'abandonner la lecture, j'ai trouvé le récit de l'accident cérébral et de la guérison intéressant. L'explication du rôle des deux hemisphères du cerveau est fascinante et la conviction de l'auteure qu'on peut se conditionner à activer davantage le droit pour être heureux inspire l'espoir.
Jill has really shed a bright light upon the brain. Her story is incredible and so useful for every day life.
I'm studying to be certified as a MnemeTherapist, to do directed painting with those who have brain issues. This book was on our reading list, but I would recommend it for everyone!!!
After suffering a TBI, I was desperate to hear recovery success stories. This book assured me of the plasticity of the brain.
An amazing trip into a re-builded brain. I can not see my own brain in the same way as before. If you are interested in the plasticity of the brain, this is your book.
Amazing insight into patients who have stroke!
How Dr. Taylor talked about how she felt when dealing with health care workers.
This is a MUST read for all health care workers.
While I loved the book, I loved hearing the words in her own voice.
Ms. Taylor's incredible ability to realize and talk about what was going on in her brain.
Definitely recommend this book to anyone, especially anyone dealing with someone with stroke or brain disease.
As a social worker working in the field of brain injury, I would recommend this book to others interested in brain injury, stroke, and overcoming these difficult medical happenings. Taylor's perspective and drive to recover is absolutely remarkable. Her insights as to what she needed as a stroke survivor are priceless to professionals and family members everywhere who are working with survivors.
Taylor narrates her own book. She is not a born narrator, but she pulls it off in her own voice. It is fine, but you have to adjust to her voice.
There are two chapters of this book that dive into some of the details of how the brain functions and processes information. These chapters can be difficult to stick with, but are worth the listen given Taylor's expertise in the field.
Jill's account of her stroke, from the perspective of a brain scientist, was one thing, but her new perspective on life and how our brains actually work and how we could have a say in changing that and not being victim to it, was the best lesson for me personally. I love Jill's voice, have seen her on t.v. and could just picture her reading this the whole time with her neat personality. Loved it. Keep listening to sections over and over to help me through my everyday challenges..
The way she lives in the moment and controls her brain and the ways the left hemisphere can affect her mood or day..
Her neat personality and inflection from the heart.
Say something about yourself!
Learned a lot about what a stroke survivor experiences during the stroke and recovery, and also about how the brain operates in general. Injected with lots of positivity and optimism about how we can all exercise the neuropathways in our brain to become happier people.
Didn't expect a book about brain biology to be so fun and easy to follow for someone who has no background in the field
Jill's passion for life and for sharing her story with others really shines through. It's fun to listen to, especially on 1.25 speed :) Saw her speak in person once, and was happy to find that her energy comes across in her writing/reading too.
Chapter 18 touches on how you do have some amount of control to choose your thoughts
I loved the energy and enthusiasm with which the author told her story. It really brought the book to life. I loved that I learned so much about my own brain.
Everything was great.
when she talks about how her speech didn't matchup to her brain, and how people yelled at her to make her understand.
this book was SO great that I stopped listening half way through just to make it last longer. I started being more picky about when I would listen because I just didn't want it to end.
Finally, I went back on a normal schedule and realized I would just listen to it AGAIN!