Our guest is Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. She is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist and author of: Whole-Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life. In this episode, she explains why we have much more power over what is going on inside of our brains than we have ever been taught. When we understand our Four Characters we gain the power to choose who and how we want to be in every moment regardless of our external circumstances.
Dr. Jill also debunks the myth that we use only 10% of our brain as well as the idea that our right brain hemisphere is our emotional brain, while our left brain houses our rational thinking.
Her first book “My Stroke of Insight” spent 63 weeks on the NY Times bestseller list in 2008. You may also recognize her from the first TED talk that ever went viral on the internet, where she detailed her profound experience with her stroke. That TED talk has now received over 27 million views.
In this episode you’ll learn: The 90-second rule to a peaceful mindset Healthy Ways To Cope with difficult emotions. How sleep, movement, good nutrition, and quality connections with friends can add quality to our lives. What the Brain Huddle How to choose who and how we want to be How to Become Acquainted With Your Own Four Characters How we can use our Four Characters to help us manage our emotional reactivity gives us the power to control how we feel at any given moment. LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: InsideTracker Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's Website
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