"The Workbook" is exactly that, a workbook that could accompany the poetry book. Its purpose is to provide a series of cognitive exercises based on each piece featured in "Shutters of My Mind". Aeschylus said, "Memory is the mother of wisdom." Each drill is intended to exercise different aspects of the brain and its function. The drills include Word Scramble, Memorizing Unrelated Words, Matching, Short Term Recollection, Word Association, Rewriting and Memory Tips. Each of these exercises have been important in cognitive rehabilitation.