A care-giving crisis is confronting America as baby boomers hit their sixties and the questions arise: Who's going to help and who's going to pay? Part memoir, part recovery manual, Brain, Heal Thyself may well prove as a guidebook to thousands of unexpected caregivers. With humor, warmth, and arresting honesty, Madonna Siles recounts moment-by-moment the journey from her friend Eve's near-fatal aneurysm to ER to rehab center to at-home care and, finally, to near-miraculous recovery. Siles had no previous care-giving experience when Eve reached the limits of conventional therapy and was discharged to her care. Surprisingly, Siles was able to draw on her marketing and advertising background to develop non-verbal and subliminal methods for invoking the power of Eve's emotions and subconscious mind in the healing process.
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