Always grateful to invite Krista Tippett into the studio...today, James Doty and the Magic Shop of the Brain
the very real link between the heart and the brian, compassion cultivation...that being mindful, open hearted, choosing compassion can make physical changes to the amygdala, the part of our brains that contain the prehistoric attributes of fight or flight, threat and tribalism...links to our violent selves
This is a muscle that we can strengthen, mental exercise...when we open our hearts to others we recognize the other in ourselves.
so many beautiful moments in this interview...his ritualistic, contemplative cutting of the hair of his young brain surgery patients to give to the family... giving me hope for the future of our doctors as he is a mentor/teacher of Stanford medical students
Grateful also that we are experiencing mild weather since our heater went out...cuddling to stay warm this Valentine's Day evening.