56 min

Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life | Dr Jill Bolte Taylor Let It In with Guy Lawrence

    • Spirituality

#168 This week, my incredible guest is Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Jill is a neuroscientist who in 1996 experienced a severe haemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. This experience allowed her to have an extremely unique perspective on how it is to lead life with primarily one side of the brain as opposed to the other.

Our conversation today centres around hacking the anatomy of the brain, learning to identify common negative thought patterns and how to change them, and living more in the present moment. So if you are someone who struggles with living in any time but the present, this episode is for you.

About Jill: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor 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 nonfiction bestseller list and is still routinely the #1 book about stroke on Amazon.

Dr. Jill is a dynamic teacher and public speaker who loves educating all age groups, academic levels, as well as corporations about the beauty of our human brain and its ability to recover from trauma. In 2008 she gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet, which now has well over 26 million views. Also in 2008, Dr. Jill was chosen as one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was the premiere guest on Oprah Winfrey’s “Soul Series” webcast.

Jill's Website: 
www.discover.hayhouse.com/boltetaylor-wholebrainliving

Jill’s Books:
www.amazon.com/Jill-Bolte-Taylor/e/B001J8ZIJK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share


Key points with time stamp:
Whole Brain Living (00:00) “My Stroke of Insight” TED talk (00:07) Leading our lives from the heart (04:34) The experience of the right brain vs. the left brain (09:15) Hacking the anatomy of the brain (13:14) Dissecting and understanding common thought patterns and behaviours (30:46) How to train the brain to become more whole living (35:04) Practices for whole brain living (37:53) Observing our thoughts and being present (42:24) The power to choose (46:57)
Mentioned in this episode:
TEDx Talk TED Talk Oprah Time Magazine Harvard University My Stroke of Insight, 2006. Jill’s first book Carl Jung Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life, 2021. Jill’s second book.
About me:
My Instagram: www.instagram.com/guyhlawrence/?hl=en
My website:
www.guylawrence.com.au
www.liveinflow.co

#168 This week, my incredible guest is Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Jill is a neuroscientist who in 1996 experienced a severe haemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. This experience allowed her to have an extremely unique perspective on how it is to lead life with primarily one side of the brain as opposed to the other.

Our conversation today centres around hacking the anatomy of the brain, learning to identify common negative thought patterns and how to change them, and living more in the present moment. So if you are someone who struggles with living in any time but the present, this episode is for you.

About Jill: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor 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 nonfiction bestseller list and is still routinely the #1 book about stroke on Amazon.

Dr. Jill is a dynamic teacher and public speaker who loves educating all age groups, academic levels, as well as corporations about the beauty of our human brain and its ability to recover from trauma. In 2008 she gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet, which now has well over 26 million views. Also in 2008, Dr. Jill was chosen as one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was the premiere guest on Oprah Winfrey’s “Soul Series” webcast.

Jill's Website: 
www.discover.hayhouse.com/boltetaylor-wholebrainliving

Jill’s Books:
www.amazon.com/Jill-Bolte-Taylor/e/B001J8ZIJK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share


Key points with time stamp:
Whole Brain Living (00:00) “My Stroke of Insight” TED talk (00:07) Leading our lives from the heart (04:34) The experience of the right brain vs. the left brain (09:15) Hacking the anatomy of the brain (13:14) Dissecting and understanding common thought patterns and behaviours (30:46) How to train the brain to become more whole living (35:04) Practices for whole brain living (37:53) Observing our thoughts and being present (42:24) The power to choose (46:57)
Mentioned in this episode:
TEDx Talk TED Talk Oprah Time Magazine Harvard University My Stroke of Insight, 2006. Jill’s first book Carl Jung Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life, 2021. Jill’s second book.
About me:
My Instagram: www.instagram.com/guyhlawrence/?hl=en
My website:
www.guylawrence.com.au
www.liveinflow.co

56 min