A Stroke Of Inspiring Proportions

Just watched a truly inspiring video from the TED Talks. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist, awoke one morning to discover she was having a stroke. Her insights and enlightenment (truly) will change the way you view your world and yourself.

I HIGHLY recommend watching this 18-minute video!

FYI: If you identified yourself as a Highly Sensitive Person after reading 22 Signs That You’re A Highly Sensitive Person, you’ll particularly resonate with Jill’s description of how it felt when she was coming “back to reality.”

If, after watching this video,you’re interested in learning about tools that will help you spend more of your time in that connected, right hemisphere space Jill talks about, download the free report:

Energetics of Attraction: Understanding and Applying the Harmonics of Human Awareness to Create the Life You Desire.

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    5 Responses to “A Stroke Of Inspiring Proportions”

    1. Barb on April 5th, 2008 7:36 am

      I saw this a few weeks ago and was amazed! I absolutely love her conclusion. 😀

      My own mother had a stroke last Fall – though an extremely mild one thankfully, and now I wonder if she had a similar experience.

      Thanks for the reminder.

    2. Edward Mills on April 10th, 2008 7:05 pm

      @Barb: I was amazed too. It’s such an incredibly beautiful story. I’d also be interested to know if your mother had something similar happen.

    3. Bob on April 12th, 2008 7:23 pm

      I saw this video recently also. It was absolutely fascinating. What made it all the more interesting (not to mention ironic) is that this lady is a neuro-scientist, and that the stroke hit her when she (I believe she said) was only 37 years old.


    4. Johnelle on May 31st, 2008 4:19 am

      I read “My Stroke of Insight” in one sitting – I couldn’t put it down. I laughed. I cried. It was a fantastic book (I heard it’s a NYTimes Bestseller and I can see why!), but I also think it will be the start of a new, transformative Movement! No one wants to have a stroke as Jill Bolte Taylor did, but her experience can teach us all how to live better lives. Her TED.com speech was one of the most incredibly moving, stimulating, wonderful videos I’ve ever seen. Her Oprah Soul Series interviews were fascinating. They should make a movie of her life so everyone sees it. This is the Real Deal and gives me hope for humanity.

    5. David on June 2nd, 2008 10:43 pm

      Thank you for that. Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight is one of the most incredible stories I’ve heard in a long time. Her TEDTalk video blew my mind wide open to new possibilities. On the one hand, there’s what she went through and how she emerged from it. On the other hand, there’s what she can teach all of us.
      I saw the 4 part Oprah interview on Oprah dot com Soul Series and I did learn a lot from that, but I’d like to find our more of how to do what Dr. Taylor did, without having a stroke of course!
      Thin how many of us are living too much in the head, and not the heart. And of course, you can’t get more left brain than a Harvard Brain Scientist. Isn’t it ironic that she should be the one to have the stroke and transform from the quintessential left brainer into this “”seen the light”” disciple of finding inner peace?
      I hope this movement keeps going. Maybe there will be My Stroke of Insight classes where we can practice what Jill Bolte Taylor is preaching.

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