Thursday, September 25, 2008

Nirvana and the Right Side of the Brain
Saturday, July 19, 2008

Guest: Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD
This amazing show features Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor the author of "My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey". Dr. Taylor is a Neuroanatomist affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine. She is the national spokesperson for the mentally ill at the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center. And since 1993 she has been an active member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

In this show Dr. Taylor takes us through her unique journey as a neuroanatomist having a stroke and being able to consciously observe what was happening to her. She shares how the damaged left side on her brain, the rational, logical detail and time oriented side swung in and out of function, while the euphoric Nirvana of the intuitive and emotional right side of the brain took over and brought with it a sense of complete well being, inner peace and oneness with the universe. Dr. Taylor also shares what it took to completely recover, repair her mind and recalibrate her understanding of the world according to the insights she gained.