Marilu Henner is a Memory Expert
Actress Marilu Henner has graced the Broadway stage, judged pageants, competed on The Celebrity Apprentice and starred in popular TV movies. When she’s not performing, being a wife and a mom, or writing, Henner shares health and wellness information with thousands of others via her website Marilu.com, where visitors can participate in her Total Health Makeover® experience. But there’s one thing that truly sets Marilu Henner apart from the rest, and it’s not her memorable role as Elaine on the popular 1980s series, Taxi.
Marilu Henner is a memory expert. She is only one of 12 documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) in the world. HSAM is a rare, absolutely fascinating ability that allows one to vividly recall every detail of his or her life, since childhood. While most of us would prefer to keep our past in the past— especially the unhappier days, Henner explains how she discovered that by remembering the past, we can change our lives for a better now.
Marilu Henner ‘s latest book, Total Memory Makeover (Gallery Books, 2012) includes simple exercises that help readers recall their own memories faster, unlock repressed memories that may be holding them back, and more! And in an exclusive telephone interview, Henner, a Chicago native currently based in Los Angeles, talks about her book tour, health and wellness advice, and upcoming projects.
How is the book tour going?
It’s been incredible! I just taught an online class at Marilu.com and I can’t tell you how much people love this book! Even a simple little exercise, like identifying four different types of weather: rainstorms, cold storms, hottest weather, coldest weather [for an exercise in the book]… the memories just start flooding back for people. They’ll tell me, ‘Oh, when I was a kid, there was this rainstorm and it brought back a memory of my Dad, so I called my Dad because I felt so good, I’ve changed so much since that time…