How To Thanksgiving 2020

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It’s Thanksgiving week and this year as with most things, is going to be different, but we’re staying positive and embracing the new normal.  Thanksgiving is not canceled!  Joe and Lauren explain their Thanksgiving traditions and food preferences. They talk about Thanksgiving/Autumn festivals around the world.  Plus desserts and cake vs pie.  What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Please share on our socials!

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Credits

 

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

 

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

 

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

 

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

 

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

 

– Edited by Cory JenningsSupporters

 

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon


Community: Not the TV Show

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Summary:

In this episode, Joe and Lauren are talking about the importance of community and having people in your life that get you in all of your nerdiness and weirdness. Sometimes, that validation from the people that get you is what you need to feel connected while social distancing. ? Being yourself is the greatest gift you can offer to your favorite community!? How are you connecting with your community during this pandemic? Please share on our socials!  

 

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

 

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

 

Credits

 

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

 

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

 

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

 

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

 

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

 

– Edited by Cory JenningsSupporters

 

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon


Coping 2020: Memes, Meditation And Circles of Control

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Summary:

It’s been quite a week and if you were as stressed out as we were about these elections, this episode continues our de-stressing, decompressing and chilling the f*** out tips from our last episode. Joe and Lauren talk about memes and humor that got them through this week, Lauren’s love of a D&D, video games, Joe’s meditation practice and how Star Wars will save us all! How are you staying sane during these strange times? Please share on our socials! 

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by Cory JenningsSupporters

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon


Vote 2020

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Summary:

 

The state of the world is pretty wild right now and with political and social unrest plus COVID-19, this is set to be the most controversial, stressful, and critical election of our generation.  So first we’d like to say if you are a United States citizen, GO VOTE TODAY!!!  This episode is releasing on Election Day here in the States so once you have voted, as your NeuroNerd support system, Joe and Lauren are offering some means for destressing post-voting with video games and a movie marathon of such classics as Spice World, Mean Girls, and Labyrinth.  What will you be doing post-voting on Election Day to stay sane?  Please share on our socials!

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by Cory JenningsSupporters

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon 


Halloweening At Home

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Summary

It’s Halloween time and this year is definitely going to be an odd one with social distancing in full effect. So Joe and Lauren talk about how to stay safe, but still, have fun during this pandemic Halloween. They also discuss horror movies and Halloween costumes. What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Please share on our socials!

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by Cory Jennings

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


How To Hang During The Pandemic

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Summary

Joe has his first in-person guest on the show since the pandemic started – stroke survivor and friend Andrea Edoria.  They talk about how to meet up responsibly and safely IRL and how they took precautions to make their in-person meetup happen.  They also discuss how wearing masks and social distancing is about respect and caring not just for ourselves but for those around us.  How are you connecting safely during this pandemic with your friends and family?  Please share on our socials!

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by Cory Jennings

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


Lauren’s 5th Concussion-iversary

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Summary

It’s the 5-year anniversary of our co-host Lauren’s concussion and we’re celebrating her life, recovery and more. In this episode, Joe and Lauren talk about her recovery journey, how her concussion has affected her life and how she’s learned to thrive post-concussion. Have you or someone you love ever suffered a concussion? 

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by Cory Jennings

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


Talking Trigeminal Neuralgia with Mackenzie Lea

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Summary

In this episode Joe interview Mackenzie Lea, Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) warrior!  It’s TN Awareness Day on October 7th so Joe and Mackenzie discuss what this neurological, chronic pain condition is, how brain surgery helped diagnose Mackenzie, how she copes with this condition as a young adult, and more.  Mackenzie is working to bring awareness about this condition to the masses.  Please share on our socials if you or someone you know suffers from TN and let’s connect and support each other.

Links from Episode:

  • Learn more about TN Awareness Day here – https://www.tnawarenessday.com
  • What is TN? – https://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/patient-caregiver-education/fact-sheets/trigeminal-neuralgia-fact-sheet

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by Cory Jennings

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


Psych 2: Lassie Come Home – A Stroke Recovery Story

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Summary

The hit show Psych has always been a personal favorite for our host Joe and especially our producer Felice.  So we couldn’t wait to watch when we heard that the show would focus their second movie “Lassie Come Home” on the stroke recovery of one of its main characters, Lassiter, mirroring the real life stroke recovery of the actor of Timothy Omundson who plays Lassiter.  Their touching depiction of stroke recovery through comedy and nerdom is one of the best we’ve seen and it touched our hearts. In this episode Joe and Felice talk all about the movie and its great service to stroke survivors everywhere.  Have you seen the movie? (If not, you should!) Share your favorite moments from the movie on our socials!

Links from this episode:

  • Watch the full movie here – https://www.peacocktv.com/psych-2-lassie-come-home
  • Follow Timothy Omundson on IG – https://instagram.com/omundson?igshid=1eqsoh4vglv4m
  • Follow Psych on IG  – https://instagram.com/psychpeacock?igshid=17mflh8sik2al

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by Cory Jennings

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


Invisible Illness #Relatable

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Summary

With Invisible Disabilities Week coming up in October, Joe and Lauren continue their discussion about invisible illness from the previous episode.  Joe did a poll in between episodes on Instagram asking those with invisible illnesses  what are some of the most offensive things they have heard regarding their illnesses during and after recovery.  The responses will surprise you.  It’s just a reminder that we must be kind to our fellow humans because you never kow what they may be privately battling.  If you have an invisible illness, what are some of your most misunderstood challenges and how do you cope with others not understanding what you’re going through?  Please share on our socials.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Invisible Illness Week Oct 14-20: https://invisibledisabilities.org/seminarsandevents/invisible-disabilities-week/

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by Cory Jennings

– Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters