I just love Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. I think she's what sparked my interest in brain books. If you don't know her, she's a Harvard neuroanatomist who had a stroke and lost the use of her left brain.
You know what that does? Turns a scientist into an artist. She suddenly has lost the ability to "reason" and everything is right brain, and how does this feel??
So if she KNEW, from her right brain that a doctor or medical expert didn't really want to help her. Ie., she felt their disinterest, she didn't want them anywhere near her.
This book, "Stroke of Insight" was so life-changing to me, because I learned that I am SOOO right-brained and when you bring me your bad energy, it will suck me dry.
She said she really needed people to be responsible for the energy they brought with them. I TOTALLY need that too, and I did not have a stroke.
Dr. Taylor continues to work with NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness) as her brother has schizophrenia and speak up for those who suffer from brain injury. That is SERIOUSLY using all the negative in your life for good. Can you imagine if you had to start your entire life all over again at 37? She is so my hero.
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