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  • Writer's pictureCynthia Brian

The Brain and The Best Week that Never Happened

After watching a series of brain-related TED Talks for her neuroscience class, host Brigitte Jia extracted fascinating facts about the brain and this new, exciting field of study. She shares her own experiences with neuroscience research and discusses the surprising science of happiness. Dallas Woodburn guests with her debut novel, The Best Week That Never Happened, a love story set in Hawaii, with a dash of mystery and magic, about living each day to the fullest. Kirkus Reviews raved, "… captivating and moving. A dazzling, emotional story of love, loss, and living in the moment.” Dallas talks about writing as a form of self-care, a way to connect with oneself in a nurturing way in our chaotic lives. For those who want to write, she encourages writing for 30 minutes every day. And during this covid-19 lock-down, her respite is to go in nature because even if you can’t be with humans, you will be with living entities. Siri Phaneendra rounds out the hour with the best herbs and spices for increased brain health. Get your turmeric on! What’s the best week you’ve ever experienced?

BIO: Dallas Woodburn is an author, writing coach, and "book doula" who is passionate about spreading the joys of reading and writing. Her debut YA novel, The Best Week That Never Happened, is being published by Month 9 Books this month. She has also written extensively for newspapers and magazines, hosts the popular book-lovers podcast “Overflowing Bookshelves” and leads the organization Write On! Books. Dallas lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Allyn and their one-year-old daughter Maya. She developed a Book Club Kit that is available for free on her website, for anyone who is interested in reading the book with a group!

Dallas will also talk about her book on StarStyle in more detail on April 22. Tune in LIVE at


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