Resources

Here are some of my favorite resources for learning more about the brain.

Just Ask Spirit Podcast

It was wonderful being on the Just Ask Spirit podcast with Sherianna Boyle. We discussed spirituality and the brain and when you understand what is happening in your brain on a cellular level, you have more power over your emotional reactivity. Listen here:https://dreamvisions7radio.com/whole-brain-living/  

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Conversations on Healing Podcast

I recently joined Shay Beider for the Conversations on Healing Podcast to discuss the 4 neuroanatomical characters, my experience with a severe stroke and shared how to activate different parts of your brain. Listen here: https://www.integrativetouch.org/podcast-ep-50-dr-jill-bolte-taylor

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Which Character Are You In Groups And Meetings?

Dear Friends, I am having the best time taking Whole Brain Living to the next level. Most importantly, I am working with a wonderful team to build the official Whole Brain Living Coach Training (WBLCT) program, which I intend to pilot over a 12-week period this Fall. Please send me an email (WBLCT@drjilltaylor.com) if you

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Unplug & Plug In Podcast

I recently was a guest on the Unplug & Plug In Podcast with host Lisa Honold, Director for the Center for Online Safety. We talked about parenting, kids, teens, brains and using brain science to help kids navigate the pressures of screen time. Listen here: https://www.centerforonlinesafety.com/podcast

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Need Help Maintaining Your Sanity These Days?

Life is a lot like that Whack-a-Mole game these days. One societal issue pops up, and before we have time to process it, another major issue slams us. Regardless of which side you fall on, each of these political issues will define the new societal norm and shape our world. This month, among other things,

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What if a Stroke Strikes You or a Loved One? Free Forum Podcast

I had such a meaningful conversation with Terrence McNally on the Free Forum podcast. His wife experienced a stroke five weeks ago at the age of 63. She is fine physically but has some language and data processing issues still. Despite some moments of frustration, their connection is stronger than ever. You can listen to

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Staying in Balance by Nourishing Your Four Characters

How has it been for you to live your life knowing you have Four Characters inside of your brain? I’m curious about what you do to nourish each of your Four Characters, so you (and they) can stay mentally and emotionally healthy? I use the BRAIN Huddle multiple times every day to keep myself in

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The Power of The Easter Resurrection and Your Brain

Easter just came and passed. I’m curious how you celebrated it, and what it meant to you? My father was an Episcopalian preacher man, so the rhythm of our family life revolved around the church calendar. My mother GG was known as the ‘hostess with the mostest’ because of the sheer volume of people who

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Behind Greatness Podcast

I had a wonderful and meaningful conversation with Luciano Volpe on the Behind Greatness podcast about Whole Brain Living. We discussed empathy, enjoying the present moment, and how our Character 4 feels like a ‘great whale gliding through a sea of silent euphoria.” You can catch our full conversation here: https://behindgreatness.org/episode/gliding-in-a-sea-of-silent-euphoria/?fbclid=IwAR3a2De8lvnqFBERoW7U6pbzn685udoM11uFfKpWJiCQXIQUYuQGxzxvo-8

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Whole Brain Living on The SoapyRao show

It was fun to be featured on The SoapyRao show and speak with Sundeep Rao about Whole Brain Living. You can listen to our entire talk here: Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/5ff9xcz5 Google Podcast: https://tinyurl.com/da668a4p YouTube: https://youtu.be/E4isPx4GcnE

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The Live Inspired Podcast

I had a wonderful conversation with John O’Leary – Live Inspired on the Live Inspired podcast about my insights from the stroke, the meaning of life, and how to work with your most powerful ally, your brain, to deepen your inner peace, joy, and fulfillment.  

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Therapist Uncensored Podcast – Psychology, Neuroanatomy, and Spirit

It was wonderful to be on The Therapist Uncensored to discuss how to use your whole brain to have more peace in your life and get out of negative circuitry.  

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Whole Brain Living is Percolating in the World!

At the beginning of every new year, I pick a word or phrase that I use to focus my hopes, dreams, and possibilities on for the next 365 days. In 2020, my key phrase was “What’s the Point?” as I focused on writing Whole Brain Living. In 2021, I participated in over 150 podcasts and

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Love Living Life Show with Marla Williams

It was fun to speak with author and Transformational Coach Marla Williams on the Love Living Life show about Whole Brain Living, understanding the different parts of who we are, getting out of emotional reactivity during difficult times, and more.

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Right Brain Injury vs. Left Brain Injury

As someone who had a major left hemisphere traumatic brain injury, it was so interesting to speak with someone who experienced major right brain damage, John Britton. In our conversation on The One You Feed podcast, we discussed some of the major differences between the two hemispheres and what the world looked like before, during,

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Soul Talk with Kute Blackson Podcast

It was fun to be a guest on the Soul Talk Podcast with Kute Blackson and speak about how to overcome addiction and reduce anxiety through whole brain living. I shared how we do not have stress or fear in the present moment, we feel fear in the memory of the past and in the

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The You Project Podcast

It was fun being on the You Project Podcast with Craig Harper.  I explain how you can be fully in the present moment and how to experience Whole Brain Living for more joy and peace in your life. To listen to the full podcast go here.

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Pivot Toward Possibility

I am so excited to talk to Kirk Souder from Pivot Toward Possibility webcast about how “Whole Brain Living” can empower our personal agency to activate parts of our brain. This is an opportunity for you to ask me questions, get answers, and get coaching live from me. You can register now for this free

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Shepherd.com Book List

It was fun sharing my favorite book list for finding peace inside of your beautiful brain for Shepherd.com.  You can check it out here. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I do.

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Beyond the Fringe

I hope you can listen to the Whole Brain Living course on Beyond the Fringe, co-hosted by psychologist, author and podcaster Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and author and teacher Mark Matousek. You will hear how you can work with your four characters, towards greater integration and authenticity in yourself and your relationships. In our fascinating conversation,

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Keep Your Cool—Even When Your Character 2 is Triggered

Feeling hostile? Then your Character 2 has taken over—or you have crossed paths with someone else’s. So, how can you rescue yourself after stepping into the firing zone of an unhappy Character 2? I recognize my Character 2 as soon that part of my brain is triggered and comes online. Character 2 is an intense

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Anxiety Slayer Podcast

Recently I had the pleasure of Speaking with Shann Vander Leek, cohost of the award-winning Anxiety Slayer Podcast about how we can get acquainted with the Four Characters in our brain that drive our lives and how they give us the power of choice to live our best life and access more peace. You can

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A Life of Greatness Podcast

It was wonderful to be a guest on A Life of Greatness podcast with Sarah Grynberg to talk about Whole Brain Living. We spoke about the power of meditation and how it is a beautiful tool that we can use to shift our consciousness into a more peaceful state. Peace truly is just a thought

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Keep Fit Kingdom Whole Brain Living Review

Dr. Jill reintroduces us to an important part of ourselves, our brain and these innate Four Characters which we all possess, albeit undeveloped since we’ve been largely unaware of them! One of the things I really enjoyed about the book is the different scenarios mentioned that our Characters can encounter; Dr. Jill’s insights on how

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Cancer Connections From Clearity Podcast

It was very meaningful for me to have this conversation with host Hillary Theakston for the Cancer Connections from Clearity podcast. We had an important chat about how those with cancer can “hook into love instead of fear” when facing these enormous life challenges. I hope you will listen to the full episode about the

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Are You Struggling To Break An Addiction?

With new surges and variants of the pandemic in full swing, many of us are feeling our anxiety levels at max capacity. Our fear, anxiety, and other emotional pains are skyrocketing. So much so that we don’t feel safe doing the simple things we were looking forward to doing again, like going to the store

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Looking at Lyme Podcast

It was great being a guest on the Looking at Lyme podcast with Sarah Cormode. I shared my experience with stroke and we talked about Lyme disease from a cellular perspective. I also shared some simple things you can do to increase your brain health on a daily basis. Feel free to listen to the

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Banyen Books Podcast

It was fun speaking with Ross McKeachie on the Banyen Books podcast about Whole Brain Living. I shared how to hold a BRAIN Huddle, we talked about how the Four Characters can be in romantic relationships, as well as how we can short-circuit emotional reactivity to find our way to peace, and more. I hope you

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How Your Brain Can Help with Addiction & Recovery

There is nothing more destructive to our brains than addiction, but millions of people around the globe struggle with insistent, overwhelming cravings—to food, alcohol, drugs, sugar, or any number of things. If you are one of them, you are not alone. Addictions not only impact our ability to live a life of peace and emotional

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Stroke Recovery Support

Anat Baniel Neuromovement at anatbanielmethod.com               I encourage everyone who contacts me about neuroplasticity or recovery from stroke to explore the Anat Baniel NeuroMovement Method. Anat does for other people what I did for myself when it came to the recovery of my brain and body. If you are rehabbing any problem in your body

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Support for Severe Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness at NAMI.org               If you have a family member or you yourself are suffering with a severe mental illness including schizophrenia, schizoaffective, manic-depression (bipolar), panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and need support or information about any of these severe mental illnesses, please explore the NAMI website. Mental illness

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Ask The Health Expert Podcast with JJ Virgin

I was so excited to be the featured guest on the Ask the Health Expert Podcast with JJ Virgin where I shared with her information about Whole Brain Living, brain health, how to better manage your stress and anxiety, and how to be more present. I also shared that we have the power to choose

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The BRAIN Huddle

Are you experiencing anxiety and fear that get in the way of you living life the way you want to? You are certainly not the only person who feels this way. In fact, from time to time, most of us do. One way to break out of the cycle of emotional reactivity is to use

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Psychology Today – The 90-Second Rule That Builds Self-Control

Read a feature in Psychology Today called The 90-Second Rule That Builds Self-Control – the key to greater happiness and peace of mind by Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. Dr. Jill shares how to practice self-regulation when the neurological circuitry of the survival brain washes over us and more.  

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KTLA Morning News – How Our Brains Are Wired

Hear Dr. Jill explain how our human brains are wired for racism and kindness on this KTLA Morning News segment.

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Good Life Project

Hear Dr. Jill on the Good Life Project podcast share how you can explore reconnecting with spaciousness, joy, empathy and compassion, to activate and embrace all parts of their brains, not just the head’s down, individualistic, achievement-oriented parts.

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Overcoming Your Mom Rage – LiveHappy

Listen to this episode of the LiveHappy podcast with Paula Felps about mom rage. This condition has become prevalent as mothers deal with the added stress of parenting during a pandemic and Dr. Jill talks about the four characters we all have that manage our emotional reactions.

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The Secret to Using Your Whole Brain with Jim Kwik

Listen in as Dr. Jill discusses with Jim Kwik the myths of the brain and the mechanics of getting your brain to work for you. If you’ve ever wondered what the secret for making good choices in your life is, so that you can live the life you deserve and desire, this episode is for

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Guy Lawrence – Whole Brain Living Interview

Tune in to this conversation with Dr. Jill and coach, speaker, and wellness advocate Guy Lawrence to learn how to identify common negative thought patterns and how to work with the Four Characters of your brain to change them, and live more in the present moment.

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Tribune-Star: A Roadmap to Peace

Discover how you can stop feeling angry within 90 seconds and end the perpetual anxiety loop as well and much more in this feature by Mark Bennett in the Tribune-Star.

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The You-est You Podcast

Tune in for this amazing interview on the You-est You podcast with Julie Reisler and you’ll realize how much choice you have in creating a life that is fulfilling and truly connected to your deepest desires, working with the Four Characters of your brain.

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Deep Into Sleep – Understanding Our Brain’s Anatomy

In this episode with Dr. Yishan Xu, I shared ways we can sleep soundly at night in a natural way. Listen to the episode on the Deep Into Sleep podcast and find out why our ability to sleep plays a big part in our mental health.

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What’s the Connection Between Alcohol and Depression?

See Dr. Jill featured on Verywell Mind discussing the connection between alcohol and depression. Read the full article here.

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Cultivating Peace of Mind – 33 Voices Podcast

Hear Dr. Jill in conversation with Jenna  Abdou on the 33 Voices Podcast to break down the role each of our Four Characters play in our lives, and how to get yourself into the present moment and turn off your stress circuitry. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.33voices.com/interviews/dr-jill-bolte-taylor-on-whole-brain-living  

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Meet The Four Characters Inside Your Brain

I hope you are doing well. This is my first post, so I want to share with you why I wrote Whole Brain Living, what its power is, and why I want you to devour this material. I am a brain enthusiast. (I’m sure you have picked up on that by now.) But, beyond the

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Meet The Four Characters of Your Brain

I hope you are doing well. This is my first post, so I want to share with you why I wrote Whole Brain Living, what its power is, and why I want you to devour this material. I am a brain enthusiast. (I’m sure you have picked up on that by now.) But, beyond the

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