You've heard that behavior is dictated by your brain orientation. Either you're right brained or left brained. If you're right brained, you're creative; if you're left brained, you're technical. Or so it may seem. Until he entered extreme grief after the death of his wife-his true love-John Lodal believed that was true. But in his heartache, something blew open. The barriers between his hemispheres opened wide, and he began to experience right brain reactions to his grief: he felt feelings he'd never felt, he became empathetic toward others, he wrote poetry to express his sorrow, and he openly served others.
From the perspective of a former Hewlett-Packard engineer, A Right Brain Awakening is the author's journey through his wife's final stages of cancer and hospice care (the exact cancer that he, himself, had overcome), the plunge into grief, accepting his new reality, and leading from the heart-not the head-to create a new, vibrant life.
John Lodal lives in Boise, Idaho. He is a retired development engineer who worked 32 years for Hewlett Packard. He has three patents and a fistful of pleasant memories of a productive and instructive and enjoyable career.
John is a musician who plays trombone in a jazz big band and bass guitar for whoever asks him to sit in. He is a Rotarian and a member of the board of directors of the non-profit Semilla Nueva. Service to his hometown and to the world at large is a big deal to this self-avowed “impact junkie”. He is constantly motivated to leave it better than he found it.
John has two children and four grandchildren. He enjoys the outdoor lifestyle afforded by living in SW Idaho and he enjoys travel to new places.
Author: John Lodal
Narrators: Wesley Scott, Candace Joice
Copyright: © 2022 John Lodal
Running Time: 03:51:39