Join Christine Eartheart, Founder of the Center for Thriving Relationships, as she interviews the brilliant Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, helping you gain incredible insights into understanding what’s actually happening in your brain during times of both conflict and connection — and everything in between.
This fascinating episode on the brand new Thriving Relationships Show will help explain why we can be relaxed, kind, and connected to our partner one moment — and then in the midst of a power struggle, criticizing them, or thinking they don’t care about us the next.
She’ll also teach you how to shift more readily out of our moments of pain and disconnection by creating a “Whole Brain Relationship.”
In fact, Dr. Jill will introduce you to the “8 characters” inside of us that are involved in every partnership. It’s no wonder relationships can be challenging (and wonderful) — it’s not just about two personalities. It’s about 8 (which will make so much more sense once you tune in).
Bio for Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
Dr. Jill is a Harvard trained and published neuroscientist and NY Times bestselling author. In 1996, she experienced a major hemorrhage in the left half of her brain. She could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. It took eight years for her to completely recover all function. In 2008, her memoir My Stroke of Insight spent 63 weeks on the NY Times bestseller list. She gave the first TED talk that ever went viral and was chosen as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her newest book, Whole Brain Living, is her subject in this episode.
3:11 – Why it’s a myth that we only use 10% of our brain
4:59 – The 4 “characters” that live inside of all of our brains
7:27 – Why we can be kind to our partner one moment and criticizing them or arguing with them the next, from the perspective of a neuroscientist
9:56 – Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor on the morning of her stroke
41:26 – Dr. Jill’s “Brain Huddle” to cultivate greater inner peace and the power to choose how we want to show up in our relationships
42: 50 – Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s 90 Second Rule