Posts tagged meditation
80. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics with Jeff Warren

In this episode, author and meditation expert Jeff Warren reveals the art, science, and fun of meditation for the fidgety skeptics among us. 


If your interest has been piqued by the buzz around meditation but you haven’t been able (or willing) to develop a meditation practice, then check out Yael’s conversation with Jeff Warren. Jeff is the co-author of the recent best seller, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book. In this episode, Jeff discusses:

‧What “counts” as meditation (hint: satin cushions, an empty mind, and major life changes are not required).

‧ Why equanimity is the “super juice” of meditation. 

‧ The benefits (and drawbacks) of incorporating technology into a meditation practice.

‧ How Jeff deals with intense emotions and fidgety-ness in his own meditation practice.

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75. Mindful Self-Compassion with Dr. Christopher Germer

Self-compassion is a hot topic in psychology. It predicts everything from emotional resilience to therapy outcome. The exciting news is, with practice, you can increase your self-compassion. In this episode, Dr. Christopher Germer, pioneer in self-compassion and co-founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion Program, discusses:

‧His personal struggle that led him to self-compassion

‧How being kinder to yourself impacts your well-being

‧Common fears about self-compassion that keep us stuck in self-criticism

‧How self-compassion benefits your romantic partnerships

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69. Emotional Intelligence and the Science of Meditation with Dr. Daniel Goleman

Are you emotionally intelligent? Listen to Diana interview Dr. Daniel Goleman, and learn about:

·What it means to be emotionally intelligent

·Why EI trumps IQ when it comes to being a good leader

·How empathy is being impacted by current technology

·Why we should be teaching social emotional skills in our schools

·The neuroscience of meditation, and the differing benefits of different types of meditation

·Three practices the Dali Lama recommends for all of us

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