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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lisa Genova. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lisa Genova, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lisa Genova. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lisa Genova, often where they are interviewed.

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Celebrating 1 year of the podcast! Lisa Genova - New York Times Bestselling Author of "Still Alice"

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This is the one year anniversary of the good life coach podcast!  A heartfelt thank you to all of you.  It is because of all of you that I do this show.  This podcast is about empowering women through story-telling - sharing the stories of female entrepreneurs who are creating success on their terms.  As one of us rises, we all rise.  Let’s continue to do this together! Today to keep you inspired I'm sharing Lisa Genova's story. She was my very first guest in episode one and here we are 52 episodes later so thought it would be fun to have you hear Lisa's story as many of you are new to the show. Show notes can be found at http://thegoodlifecoach.com/052.

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In this Episode: I'm thrilled to share that Lisa Genova, the New York Times Bestselling Author of Still Alice, is today’s guest.  When I learned of Lisa’s work and life mission I knew I had to have her on the show.  She epitomizes what is possible when you listen to your internal voice and have the courage to pursue what’s in your heart.  Lisa will tell you that she is doing her “soul’s work” and living a life of purpose by bringing empathy and understanding to neurological disorders people don't like to think about.  Her book “Still Alice” became a New York Times best-seller and was turned into a major motion picture.  However, before finding her purpose, Lisa was on a very different path.  A Harvard trained Ph.D. in neuroscience, Lisa found herself at a crossroads when her first marriage ended in divorce.  It was in this moment of uncertainty that she found the courage to leave the familiar for a life as a writer.  If you are a writer or want to be one, would like to find your purpose, and/or enjoy stories of how dreams become reality, then you will love today’s episode.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why Lisa left her life as a Harvard trained PhD in Neuroscience to become a fiction writer, with no prior writing experience
  • Why her grandmother having alzheimer's triggered her desire to write
  • How & why she became an "empathy warrior" for people with neurological disorders
  • How acting classes helped her become a better writer
  • We dig into her creative process – how she crafts her books
  • Why all of her books cover a neurological disorder and how they connect to life themes
  • How she kept up her motivation when her future was uncertain.  Her book was originally rejected by 100 agents yet she was determined to get her book out in the world and it paid off.
  • How her self-published book eventually secured her an agent and ended up on the New York Times Best-sellers list for 59 weeks!
  • How she trusted that fiction was the way to tell her stories to create empathy with the reader.
  • Why she loves the concept of duality and how our decisions create the reality we are living today vs the path not taken.
  • How her book "Still Alice" became a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin.   We go into how it felt to be at the Oscar's and seeing her work on the big screen.
  • Why her latest book, "Every Note Played" deals with ALS.
  • Lisa shares the questions we need to ask ourselves to discover our own life purpose
  • Why you should never make decisions out of fear
  • The books she used to learn the craft of writing
  • 3 key tips for all women out there who want to pursue their dreams....and so much more...

Lisa Genova's Bestselling Books:

Still Alice 

Inside the O'Briens: A Novel

Left Neglected

Love Anthony

Every Note Played

Other books referenced:

On Pluto by Greg O'Brien 

Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

On Writing by Stephen King

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Ted Talks: What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's

Inbound Talk: "If You Could Do Anything You Wanted"

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Oct 30 2019

1hr 11mins

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The Neuroscientist Novelist | Lisa Genova

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Lisa Genova (https://www.lisagenova.com/) graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology, before pursuing her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard with a focus on the brain and addiction. Genova's TED talk—What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s—was one of the most popular TED talks of 2017 and has been viewed over 4 million times. So, how did she end becoming a novelist, penning the mega-New York Times bestseller, Still Alice (which was made into an Oscar-winning movie)? And, what led Lisa to not just investigate dementia, Alzheimer's and numerous other neurological conditions, but also write a series of deeply-moving novels that shine a powerful, relatable light on these conditions, including Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O’Briens and her most recent, Every Note Played (https://amzn.to/2ZepfRJ)? That's what we explore in today's conversation, along with some powerful awakenings, truths and insights about brain health and Alzheimer's.

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Sep 10 2019

1hr 8mins

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Living with Neurological Disease with Lisa Genova

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Ep 601 | Original Air Date: July 8, 2019

An estimated 5.6 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s today. Another 100,000 are living with ALS—or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Lisa Genova is a brain scientist whose best-selling novels describe not what it’s like to die from these diseases, but what it means to live with them. 

Dr. Genova is a Harvard trained neuroscientist who broke into the public’s consciousness with her novel, Still Alice. Likened to Oliver Sacks and Michael Crichton, her fiction combines her mastery of brain science and her insights into the human condition. Her other novels are Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O’Briens, and, most recently, Every Note Played.

Jul 17 2019

28mins

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Finding Hope In Hopelessness with Lisa Genova

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Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, she is the New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O’Briensand Every Note Played.

Lisa's writing focuses on people living with neurological diseases and disorders who tend to be ignored, feared, or misunderstood, portrayed within a narrative that is accessible to the general public. Through fiction, she is dedicated to describing with passion and accuracy the journeys of those affected by neurological diseases, thereby educating, demystifying, and inspiring support for care and scientific research. She has written about Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, autism, Huntington's disease, and ALS.

Still Alice was adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, and Kate Bosworth. Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in the film adaptation of Still Alice in 2015.

Speaking about the neurological diseases and disorders she writes about, Lisa has appeared on Today, the Dr. Oz Show, GPS with Fareed Zakaria, CNN, PBS NewsHour, and NPR and was featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary film, TO NOT FADE AWAY.

In 2015, Lisa was named one of the U.S. Top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue. She received The Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square, for "distinguished storytelling that has enriched the public dialogue," The Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award, The Global Genes RARE Champions of Hope Award, and The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Media Award for "informing the public about Treatment and ongoing research in medical illness."

In 2016, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bates College, The Alzheimer's Association's Rita Hayworth Award, and The Huntington’s Disease Society of America Community Awareness Award. She is co-Chairman of the Ric and Jean Edelman Alzheimer’s XPRIZE, launching worldwide in 2019.

Lisa’s TED talk—What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s—was one of the most popular TED talks of 2017 and has been viewed over 4 million times.

For more of Lisa:https://www.lisagenova.com/

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Mar 26 2019

1hr 7mins

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"The Intelligence That Alzheimer's Can't Destroy": A Talk With Lisa Genova

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Leading neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Genova, speaks to Being Patient about how she used storytelling to raise awareness about Alzheimer's, brain health research and how her book, Still Alice, became an Oscar-nominated film.

Mar 01 2019

39mins

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Lisa Genova NYT Bestselling Author

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I'm thrilled to share that Lisa Genova, the New York Times Bestselling Author of Still Alice, is today’s guest.  When I learned of Lisa’s work and life mission I knew I had to have her on the show.  She epitomizes what is possible when you listen to your internal voice and have the courage to pursue what’s in your heart.  Lisa will tell you that she is doing her “soul’s work” and living a life of purpose by bringing empathy and understanding to neurological disorders people don't like to think about.  Her book “Still Alice” became a New York Times best-seller and was turned into a major motion picture.  However, before finding her purpose, Lisa was on a very different path.  A Harvard trained Ph.D. in neuroscience, Lisa found herself at a crossroads when her first marriage ended in divorce.  It was in this moment of uncertainty that she found the courage to leave the familiar for a life as a writer.  If you are a writer or want to be one, would like to find your purpose, and/or enjoy stories of how dreams become reality, then you will love today’s episode.

We discuss:

  • Why Lisa left her life as a Harvard trained PhD in Neuroscience to become a fiction writer, with no prior writing experience
  • Why her grandmother having alzheimer's triggered her desire to write
  • How & why she became an "empathy warrior" for people with neurological disorders
  • How acting classes helped her become a better writer
  • We dig into her creative process – how she crafts her books
  • Why all of her books cover a neurological disorder and how they connect to life themes
  • How she kept up her motivation when her future was uncertain.  Her book was originally rejected by 100 agents yet she was determined to get her book out in the world and it paid off.
  • How her self-published book eventually secured her an agent and ended up on the New York Times Best-sellers list for 59 weeks!
  • How she trusted that fiction was the way to tell her stories to create empathy with the reader.
  • Why she loves the concept of duality and how our decisions create the reality we are living today vs the path not taken.
  • How her book "Still Alice" became a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin.   We go into how it felt to be at the Oscar's and seeing her work on the big screen.
  • Why her latest book, "Every Note Played" deals with ALS.
  • Lisa shares the questions we need to ask ourselves to discover our own life purpose
  • Why you should never make decisions out of fear
  • The books she used to learn the craft of writing
  • 3 key tips for all women out there who want to pursue their dreams....and so much more...

Show Resources:

https://www.lisagenova.com

Lisa Genova's Bestselling Books:

Still Alice 

Inside the O'Briens: A Novel

Left Neglected

Love Anthony

Every Note Played

Other books referenced:

On Pluto by Greg O'Brien 

Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

On Writing by Stephen King

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Ted Talks: What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's

Inbound Talk: "If You Could Do Anything You Wanted"

Michele's New Book, Design A Life You Love: A Woman's Guide to Living a Happier and More Fulfilled Life

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Nov 07 2018

1hr 5mins

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The Science Behind Exercise, Sleep and Alzheimer's Prevention-Reviewing Lisa Genova's TED Talk: Episode #6

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Alzheimer's Disease

Is at the forefront of what is talked about at Five for Life because it's a disease associated with aging and it's one of the things people fear most about aging. 

We know that we can prevent cognitive decline by continuing to exercise our brain, and keep learning. Daily action #2 of the Five for Life lifestyle is LEARN. 

In this podcast we distill information present by Lisa Genova, Ph.D. of Neuroscience during her Ted Talk.

There are two actions you can take now to prevent Alzheimer's:

Exercise

Sleep

https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_genova_what_you_can_do_to_prevent_alzheimer_s?language=en

Alzheimer's Association 6 Pillars for Prevention:

Exercise and Sleep PLUS:

Social Engagement

Mental Stimulation

Healthy Diet

Stress Management

Sep 26 2018

24mins

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What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s | Dr. Lisa Genova

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Lisa Genova is a neuroscientist and New York Times best-selling author. She is part of a world-class team of scientists and advocates who joined forces because they were frustrated by the lack of urgency, funding, and scientific collaboration to address the massive global Alzheimer’s epidemic. They received the highest honors at the 2017 XPRIZE Visioneers Summit. XPrize is a nonprofit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage breakthroughs that could benefit humanity. In this case, to come up with an approach to diagnose, treat, cure and prevent Alzheimer’s. A disease that affects nearly 50 million people worldwide.

She's also the author of a book-turned-movie, Still Alice, which tells the tale of a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. A role that won Julianne Moore the best actress Oscar in 2015.

She shares with Kathy some information about the current state of Alzheimer's research and what we know about how to stave off its impact on ourselves and our loved ones. For more, visit www.kathysmith.com/podcast.

Mar 14 2018

40mins

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Writing "Still Alice" - Author Lisa Genova

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The guest on UsAgainstAlzheimer's October’s Alzheimer’s Talks was Lisa Genova, a neuroscientist and author whose work explores what it is like to live with neurological diseases and disorders. Her bestselling books include Still Alice, Inside the O’Briens, Left Neglected, and Love Anthony. Still Alice, about a Harvard professor with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, became a highly acclaimed movie.

Lisa Genova talked with George Vradenburg about how she did the research for Still Alice, and how acting and improv classes helped her learn how to truly have empathy for people with Alzheimer’s disease. She also discussed her role as a member of the Alzheimer’s team that recently won the top honors at the XPRIZE Visioneers Summit.

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Oct 24 2017

54mins

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Inner Journey with Greg Friedman Welcomes wonderful guests, Geoff and Bessie Barker as well as Oprah author, Lisa Genova

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The Barkers, Geoff and Bessie Barker have over a dozen books published between the two of them, both media personalities, Bessie has written for such magazines as: Elle Cosmopolitan Harpers Bazaar Money Magazine Vogue Geoff was a Royal Marine Commando and served in Iraq while Bessie has gone to Iraq twice herself to do such things […]

Jan 25 2016

1hr 51mins

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