Overcoming obstacles with Optimism

Discover My Book

I am excited to announce a new milestone achievement in my life. BrainStorming: Functional Lessons from a Dysfunctional Brain, has been printed and is now available. The book encompasses many of my favorite anecdotes and messages that you have already read on this website. Now they will be available at your fingertips to read at your leisure.

  • This book is now on Amazon.
  • Signed copies are available to order on my website.


BrainStorming book Cover

What is in my book BrainStorming: Functional Lessons from a Dysfunctional Brain?
Between the covers you will find:

• 202 pages
• Over 5 years of planning
• 100+ essays divided into 9 categories
• Lessons guided by people who have spoken to me from around the world

I started this blog based on a few questions I was asked by research scientists regarding coping techniques for prosopagnosia. These questions led to more questions. I soon started to write answers to questions I had been pondering in my own mind and were not yet thought of by doctors. And so, years of writing began.
This blog has become my outlet for self-discovery and offered wonderful connections with readers around the world. A long time ago, I started to entertain the idea of publishing a book. After every presentation I had given, at least one person asked why I had not written a book yet. This question was followed with when will I write the book? At first, I doubted my ability. I soon decided that there were people waiting for me to write it, and I loved writing. I went for it.

For nearly a year now, I have been rearranging essays from this blog and trying to determine which essays are the best. And so, the final product is nearly here. Publishers, my book editor (I have the greatest one by the way), and numerous supporters have paved the way for this book to be published. I will have it listed on my new website very, very soon. By the way, have you checked out tarafall.com yet?

Next week I will be traveling half-way across America for a book promotion tour. This will allow me to see old friends and celebrate new accomplishment. Yes, the essays are from the blog, but now you will see the ones I am most excited to share all in one book. Stop back soon to see information on how you can order your copy of BrainStorming: Functional Lessons from a Dysfunctional Brain.

“We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.”

- Ursula K. Le Guin

“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged. I had pieces that were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.” – Erica Jong

Thank you for stopping by to read Finding Strength To Stand Again.  I will be back updating my blog again soon.  At this time, I am finishing up the book I have been working on.  It will be heading to my editor for the final touches this week.  After years of work, it should be ready to share with the public very soon.

The potential held in this new year:

“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.”  -  Vern McLellan

Happy New Year 2014

My hope for 2014:

“To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded”   ―  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you for supporting me

In the words of Eeyore, “Thanks for noticing me.”


Have a wonderful 2014!


                        Tara @Finding Strength To Stand Again


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