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143. Building Resilience And An Open Heart With Your Heart-Brain (encore)

In this episode, we're working on our element Hope... and resilience as well! We're still adventuring through The Roots of Resilience (laid out in one of Dr. Emmons book, The Chemistry of Calm). We're talking about the sixth root, "Cultivating a Good Heart." What does this have to do with mental health?! A lot actually. We're not just a brain wandering around all alone. We're more than that. And this root opens up the rest of our body, and the world around us, so that we can not only improve our mental health, but connect with meaning and purpose, and tap into our joy, hope, and resilience. We'll get into some specifics with the factors of self-acceptance, loving-kindness, and compassion as foundational strategies to cultivate a good heart. Expect to learn some insights from neuroscience and traditional wisdom on the heart's central role in emotional processing and connection, along with key practices to cultivate kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others. 


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Key moments: 

00:00 Welcome to Joy Lab
00:46 Introducing the Roots of Resilience Series: Hope and Resilience
05:59 Exploring the Heart-Brain Connection: A Deep Dive into Neurocardiology
13:46 Cultivating a Good Heart: Practices for Connection and Kindness
21:40 Closing Thoughts and Wisdom from the Dalai Lama


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