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My stroke of insight

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

Oh. My. God. This woman is amazing. The experience she shares with us is beyond words, it’s bigger than the stroke, it’s about who you decide to be in the morming, and what part of your brain you decide to face the day with. It’s about us, being part of each others. Ultimatly, it’s about me not being crazy after all, when I ask myself why the molecules of my arm are not melting away in the air. After all, this is just atoms.

I didn’t suffer a stroke but my life experiences gave me the opportunity to discover this place, she calls it La-La-Land, I call it my Happy Place. It’s in all of us, it doesn’t call for an illumination to find it. Just the right brain connections. Please watch this video.