Episode 24

Practicing Awareness to Live Your Best Life

With Dr. Dan Siegel

What kind of person would you be if you were calmer, more centered, kinder, and relaxed? Do you think you would feel better about yourself and your relationships with others…make different decisions…be more loving? The golden ticket to living your best life is within reach for every single human, and, best of all, it’s free.

Today, mindfulness expert, psychiatrist, and professor Dr. Dan Siegel and our host Dhru have a noteworthy conversation about the awareness the brain is capable of, including tips on implementing the Wheel of Awareness as a daily practice, and how that can impact our lives from day to day and also in the long-term.

Starting with an awareness practice, this conversation is one you’ll want to be present for. Dr. Siegel also describes how the attention we give to certain thoughts can stimulate new neural connections, the science behind the changes in the brain when one is aware, and even gives you a glimpse into his daily awareness routine.

I know you’ll love all the educational information from this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

PS – Find Dr. Siegel online, learn about the Wheel of Awareness, and get audio meditations here.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Opening awareness practice
    (2:40)
  2. Is awareness more important today?
    (6:07)
  3. What is the opposite of awareness?
    (8:38)
  4. Creating new brain wiring
    (11:30)
  5. Reducing reactions with awareness
    (16:20)
  6. Science of awareness in our brains
    (18:35)
  7. The Wheel of Awareness
    (21:57)
  8. Why your morning routine matters
    (27:31)
  9. Integrating practices into your life
    (33:12)
  10. How did Dr. Siegel get here?
    (46:30)
  11. Awareness leading to kindness, gratitude, and joy
    (53:15)
  12. Movement – Dr. Siegel’s love of dance
    (1:06:43)
  13. Where to find Dr. Siegel’s work
    (1:07:47)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Dan Siegel

Dr. Daniel Siegel, is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.

He is author of many books (I think I counted 12) including his latest book Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence–The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice

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