(Minisode 19) The Transformative Effects of Self-Compassion

We each possess an extraordinary power to realize our greatest potential and live the life we want. My guest on today’s mini-episode, Dr. James Doty, is living proof of that. Having grown up in an environment of poverty and neglect, Dr. Doty was 12 years old when he walked into a magic shop and met an extraordinary woman, named Ruth who introduced him to a series of teachings that changed the trajectory of his life. He overcame great odds en route to becoming a renowned neurosurgeon, neuroscientist, and one of today’s leading voices on the power of love and compassion.

In this episode, we discuss how compassion and social connection have a powerful effect on our health, happiness, and well-being. Dr. Doty also shares a powerful daily practice he created 

for opening our heart and cultivating compassion for ourselves and others, called The Alphabet of the Heart.

Dr. Doty is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, and the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart. 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. James Doty here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrJamesDoty/

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

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