In a time of global pandemic, economic depression, and broad civil unrest, many Americans are reporting high levels of stress and trouble sleeping. Today on the show, we’re joined by Dr. Richard J. Davidson, world-renowned neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds, to talk about well-being during COVID-19, the role of contemplative practice in social justice work and policing, and how to cultivate a healthy mind at any age.
Richard J. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the founder and director of the Center for Healthy Minds. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Mental Health and was named one of Time‘s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2006.
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