Top 5 Reasons Ellen Should Have Me On Her Show

1. I mention Ellen and her show 13 times in my novel, LEFT NEGLECTED. Having me on her show would be a great way to thank me in person. 2. Portia would be amazing as Sarah Nickerson in the movie. 3. Oprah’s not the only one who reads. 4. Like Ellen, my mission is to not only entertain, but to also educate and connect people through gained understanding, sensitivity, and empathy. 5. If she doesn’t want to talk about my book, we could always discuss my three-year-old son’s youtube video, Dog Poopy in My Pocket.

Building Neural Roads

Whether you have Alzheimer’s or are of a certain age that you’ve started routinely forgetting where you put your keys, you’re probably hearing a lot about the benefits of “exercising your brain.” We hear this “use it or lose it” philosophy mentioned frequently in sound bytes from medical experts, but what are they really asking us to do? And why? Are they just trying to get us to do lots and lots of crossword puzzles? Here’s what they mean. Let’s think of the neurons in your head as roads, and let’s say you’re trying to remember a piece of information. Let’s say you’re trying to remember my name: Lisa Genova. When you think, “What is her name?” your brain starts looking for the road that wil

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