What would it be like to lose the internal dialogue in your brain and experience the world like an infant?
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard trained neuroanatomist, had this experience when she had a stroke at age 37. It gave her an opportunity to study her own brain from the inside out, and empower her life in new ways after her rehabilitation and recovery.
In our conversation, Jill and I dive into brain anatomy and the function and capabilities of the two brain hemispheres. Because they process information differently, the two hemispheres have very different functions. To put it simply, our left brain thinks more analytically and linearly while the right brain thinks more creatively and in the present.
Many people find that they get too “stuck” in their left brain, especially during times of stress. Our left brain dominant society is part of the problem. So how can we become more connected with our right brain? And how do we raise children who have good right brain and left brain balance?
Listen in to hear me and Jill discuss these questions, what happens in your brain when you choose your thoughts, and the importance of being in a compassionate state.
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WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- The differences between the right and left hemispheres of your brain
- How you can experience the right hemisphere
- How to stay out of your own way and make room for right brain function
- What Jill’s life was like before and after her stroke
- How your thoughts and feelings can affect your life
- How to raise children to have good right and left brain balance
- The importance of being in a compassionate state
RESOURCES FOR YOU
- Jill’s TED Talk: My Stroke of Insight
- Jill’s website
- Jill’s book: My Stroke of Insight
- Get my new DIY workshop: Becoming ENOUGH
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