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Catching Z's: The Millennials Guide to Mindfulness

Nov 18, 2019

Dr Danny Penman is a  meditation teacher and award-winning writer and journalist. He currently writes features for the UK Daily Mail, having previously worked for the BBC, New Scientist and the Independent newspaper. He is co-author of the international bestseller Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World.  I talk to Danny about 

  • The paragliding accident that caused him to turn to meditation
  • Why people come to mindfulness from a place of desperation
  • Can meditation be abused for competitive advantage?
  • Is McMindfulness harmful to mindfulness? 
  • How meditation has been around for thousands of years in different cultures
  • If there are any other ways to receive the benefits of meditation
  • How meditation gives us a “direct route” to our inner selves
  • The way that he defines the difference in meditation and mindfulness
  • How his latest book, The Art of Breathing, came from his own frustration about global adoption of mindfulness and how he made the book digestible for anyone who wants a thorough, quick introduction to mindfulness
  • How he uses his PhD in Biochemistry to approach mindfulness
  • 3 things you can do to change your life
  • How seemingly random things in our lives are actually meaningful

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