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Dr. Richard Davidson TEDx: How Mindfulness Changes the Emotional Life of our Brains

By The Healthy Minds Team

Revisit our founder’s foundational talk from October 2019.

Back in October, our founder, Dr. Richard Davidson, led a TEDx talk on How mindfulness changes the emotional life of our brains. It feels like a million years ago, a time “before Covid.” But the learnings and the basics are incredibly important for this exact moment in time as the challenges facing society are increased.

“Why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life’s slings and arrows and others more resilient?” 

Dr. Richard Davidson

In the TEDx talk, Dr. Davidson introduces the world to the concept of training your mind and the Healthy Minds framework for well-being which focuses on the four pillars of a healthy mind: awareness, connection, insight and purpose, that you can find on our Healthy Minds Program App and our Healthy Minds @Work product.

It’s a helpful reminder that we can make changes to our mind, gaining greater resilience to “life’s slings and arrows,” as Dr. Davidson states. We hope that you’ll be inspired to change your mind and change our world.  Take a look.

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