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Episode 208

DR. JILL BOLTE TAYLOR – How To Overcome Addiction, Reduce Anxiety Through Whole Brain Living

"We don't fear in the present moment, we feel fear in the memory of the past and in the fear of the future.”

Episode Summary:  Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist whose research specializes in understanding how your brain creates your perception of reality. Listen to this episode and learn how to use your whole brain, as she says the 4 characters in your brain, to work together and help you live a life that is healthy, whole and protected.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What inspired you to do what you're doing in terms of neuroscience and studying the brain?
  • What is a healthy brain?
  • What happens in someone's brain when they have a mental illness?
  • What is the affect of alcohol on the brain?
  • What affect does plant medicine have on the brain?
  • Did you lose memory of everything forever?
  • What advice would you give to a family who has a child living with schizophrenia or some mental illness?

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • The difference between a healthy brain and an ill brain.
  • The definition of schizophrenia and different ways it can be healed.
  • Some activities that are harmful to the brain?
  • The 4 characters of the brain and what you can do to consciously bring these characters to work together.
  • What the mind is versus the brain.
  • How we can evolve into conscious people to form a conscious society.

There's absolutely no stress in the present moment.

DR. JILL BOLTE TAYLOR is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist. In 1996 she experienced a severe hemorrhage (AVM) 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 in the category Stroke in the Amazon marketplace.

Dr. Jill is a dynamic teacher and public speaker who loves educating all age groups, academic levels, as well as corporations and not-for-profit organizations about the beauty of our human brain. She focuses on how we can activate the power of our neuroplasticity to not only recover from neurological trauma, but how we can purposely choose to live a more flexible, resilient, and satisfying life.

In 2008 Dr. Jill gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet, which now has well over 27.5 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. Her new book, Whole Brain Living – the Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life is a #1 release on Amazon in categories ranging from Neuroscience to Nervous System Diseases and Stroke.

Guest Links:  https://www.drjilltaylor.com/

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