#2: The Life-Changing Benefits of Meditation with Emily Fletcher

Host: Dhru PurohitGuest: Emily Fletcher
This week the executive producer of Broken Brain, Dhru, talks to Emily about how meditation can be life-changing. A regular practice can literally change the chemistry and biology of your brain as well as positively affect your relationships and your work. We’ll learn how meditation can actually give you time back, how it relaxes your central nervous system, can reduce effects of jet lag, is very helpful to new parents, and much more.
Topics Covered
* Why do we have a love/hate relationship with meditation? (2:16)* All about Emily and her meditation journey (5:04)* How does meditation help us manage stress? (9:52)* The financial and emotional cost of stress (13:50)* Why don’t people meditate? (15:46)* The difference between mindfulness and meditation (18:40)* Emily’s work with Dr. Hyman (24:22)* Finding what matters in our lives using meditation (28:48)* What does meditation look like for Emily? (36:25)* Results and when to expect them (40:45)
Teaching kids meditation (47:52)
The science behind how meditation impacts brain health (50:12)

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