Brain Dance: My Journey with Invisible Illness, Second Chances, and the Wonders of Applied Neuroscience
It could happen to anyone. One afternoon coming home from the gym, Diane Wilson pulled to a stop at a red light. In an instant, her life changed in ways that could never be reversed. What unfolded was a vexing journey into a health care system with few insights or tools. Diane became a person with an invisible injury, that no one would talk about, that affected every second of her life and eventually birthed a new vocation, as an applied neuroscientist.
Brain Dance is a captivating, and touchingly candid true story. It traces Diane’s journey through random and sometimes humorous events which shed light on how her brain kept her injury from her, the loss of focus, mobility and sense of self, an obsession of day-trading retirement funds, and finally holistic therapies-including a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, acupuncture, singing and neurofeedback. She chronicles the gift of recovery and her incredible journey to now help people around the world and make the most of their amazing brain. This book is for anyone who is curious about the brain, has had even a bump on the head or has felt totally lost in life and a need to start over.
Diane Grimard Wilson is a Chicago peak performance coach, licensed clinical professional counselor and has a board certification as a fellow in neurofeedback. She holds certifications in sound/music therapy and meditation teaching. Her first book, “Back in Control: How to Stay Sane Productive and Inspired in Your Career Transition” was a finalist for the prestigious Nautilus Book Awards and she is a former contributor to the Chicago Tribune. Her clients include physicians, leaders, executives and creatives. Diane is host of the “Genius: Sciencing Our Human Potential” podcast where she interviews leaders and other personalities for their human stories on resilience, change and coping with the global pandemic. Diane lives in Oak Park, Illinois with her husband, an environmental journalist.