DiscoverThe Ultimate Health Podcast497: How to Harness Your Brain’s 4 Characters & Live With Deep Inner Peace | Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
497: How to Harness Your Brain’s 4 Characters & Live With Deep Inner Peace | Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

497: How to Harness Your Brain’s 4 Characters & Live With Deep Inner Peace | Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Update: 2022-09-29


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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor (IG: @drjillboltetaylor) is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist.

In 1996 she experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight, documenting her experience with stroke and eight-year recovery, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

Dr. Jill is a dynamic teacher and public speaker who loves educating about the beauty of our human brain.

Today we’re discussing her latest book, Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Suffering from a life-changing stroke at age 37
  • Signs & symptoms Dr. Jill experienced during her stroke
  • What it’s like to have half your brain shut down
  • Dr. Jill’s experience post stroke vs. a psychedelic trip
  • The silver lining on the other side of her brain trauma
  • Growing up right-brain to becoming whole brain
  • Life and death are on a continuum
  • Making the conscious decision to recover
  • We need sleep to heal the brain
  • Dr. Jill’s mother followed her natural rhythm for recovery
  • How her family supported her brother with schizophrenia
  • The value of life
  • A rare ​​​​congenital malformation caused Dr. Jill’s stroke
  • The skills of your beautiful right hemisphere
  • The four different characters inside your brain
  • We’ve evolved to have an overly dominant left brain
  • Dr. Jill describes her four characters
  • What is the BRAIN Huddle tool?
  • Using meditation to bring you to the present moment
  • Become a master of your own mind
  • How parents can teach their children the four characters

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Related links:

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor - Whole Brain Living (book)

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's website

Follow Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor - My Stroke of Insight (book)

Ted Talk - My Stroke of Insight

Carl Jung (books)

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