Thursday, September 19, 2013

In and around our minds and brains

A friend wants to take a big step but is scared.  She asked what might be a good book for getting comfortable with fear. The most moving book I have read recently is Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's "My Stroke of Insight".  Her description of experiencing a stroke as a 37 year old neuroscientist is riveting.  As she worked to recover her abilities, her knowledge of how the brain, our feelings and brain circuits work was illuminating.  Throughout, she mentions ideas and insights that are quite similar to Buddhist and psychologists's ideas of how to live and guide one's self through life.  Some of the most helpful post-stroke statements are on this web page.

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