Have you heard o f Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor? I am currently listening to her talking book My Stroke of Insight. Fascinating!!! Dr. Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist, a woman who passionately studied neuroanatomy. At the age of 37 she experienced and survived what she has now come to believe was the best thing that ever happened to her, an incapacitating stroke. During the space of four short hours she witnessed her brain function deteriorate as she lost most of her faculties.  Yet through eight years of determined effort and the infinite love and support of her mother she has completely recovered.  Her story tells of curiosity and determination, of science and anatomy, and of compassion and the human spirit. She continues to recalibrate herself to the world and experiences life from entirely new perspectives. Her story is definitely one to listen to…

If you haven’t seen or heard her:

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey