Whole brain living : the anatomy of choice and the four characters that drive our life

Published 2021
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"At age 37, Harvard neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor suffered a massive left-hemisphere stroke that took away her ability to speak, walk, read, write, or remember any of her life-and gave her an unprecedented, profound experience of dwelling in the right hemisphere and the sense of oneness and peace to be found there. Her recovery led to her writing the New York Times bestseller My Stroke of Insight, being named one of Time Magazine's Most Influential People in the world, and delivering one of the top talks of all time at the world renowned TED conference. Dr. Jill closed her famous TED talk by stating that we have the power to choose, moment by moment, who and how we want to be in the world. Since she uttered those words in 2008, she has received hundreds of thousands of emails from people all around the world asking for a specific set of directions on how they too can choose a peaceful mind-set in a world where politics, relationships, and life in general spiral into an uncomfortable state of chaos"-- Provided by publisher.

1st edition.
xi, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Peace is just a thought away
My story and our brain
Brain anatomy and personality
Our brain's team: the four characters
Character 1 : left brain thinking
Character 2 : left brain emotional
Character 3 : right brain emotional
Character 4 : right brain thinking
The brain huddle : your power tool for peace
Connection to ourself : our four characters and the body
Connection with others : our four characters in romantic relationships
Disconnection and reconnection : our four characters in addiction and recovery
The last 100 years : our four characters and the influence of technology
Perfect, whole, and beautiful.
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