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Sep 28, 2017

This episode originally aired on The Meaningful Way Podcast | Episode 15 

Self-discovery is on the rise! Take a different journey than you have before and listen as Dr. Daniel Siegel, M.D. shares the science behind who you are and how you can bring more wellbeing into your everyday life.

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He's the founding co-director of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center as well as the founding co-investigator of the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. He's also the executive director at the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx.

Today we explore Dr. Siegel's latest book, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human.

Key Takeaways:

The power of the mind. It was once said that the mind and all its joys and sorrows are only a product of the brain. Science has much evolved! To find out what the mind's really up to, how it differs from the brain, and how to create a whole new level of connection between you and the world, start here... [4:50].

The learnable mindset. Research shows that a small dose of empathy can make a big difference in your physical and mental health. The one skill that will help unleash the MOST important interpersonal emotion you have is... [10:07].

The path of self-discovery. Your identity and experiences, alone, can't answer that big question on your mind: "Who am I?" The two key things, according to science, that comprise the rest of YOU are... [12:26].

The pattern of your mind unfolded. You've tackled that one lofty question -- "Who am I?" Great! Self-identity can give you the power and the ability to do almost anything. But that's only half the battle. The one scientifically proven element that'll have you fulfilling your full potential is... [17:12].

To learn more about Dr. Siegel and his highly celebrated research, books and teachings, please be sure to visit: http://www.drdansiegel.com/.

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.