Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor was having a stroke. Not only was she having a stroke, she was aware of the process her body went through as it happened. Dr. Taylor, as an neuroanatomist (a brain scientist), studied the stroke, the effects on her body, and got a glimpse into how our two brains work within one mind. She explains what that experience was like in her TED Talk and what we should take away from her experience. It is fascinating speech.
She reminds us that it's good to be alive and that she discovered the beauty of "we have the power to choose, moment by moment, who and how we want to be in the world."
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