What if a stroke strikes you or a loved one? JILL BOLTE TAYLOR, MY STROKE OF INSIGHT

Five weeks ago my wife suffered a stroke. She’s fine physically, but has language challenges and some processing issues. She improves every day and our connection is stronger than ever. Daily life is punctuated by moments of joy and others of crushing frustration. I share with you my recent conversation with JILL BOLTE TAYLOR, a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist, who in 1996 at the age of 37, experienced a stroke that left her unable to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. It took Taylor 8 years to recover all physical, emotional, and thinking abilities. She’s author of the bestselling MY STROKE OF INSIGHT: A BRAIN SCIENTIST’S PERSONAL JOURNEY and her TED talk of the same name has been viewed 27 million times.