Well-Being is a Skill.

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Dr. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Minds. He is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker, leading conversations on well-being on international stages such as the World Economic Forum, where he serves on the Global Council on Mental Health. Time Magazine named Davidson one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2006.

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Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

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A happy synthesis of the authors’ remarkable careers, which grew from the intuition they shared as students that there was something deep and transformative about meditation, Altered Traits tells the story of what has been discovered since and why it matters critically at this moment on the planet.
— Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Mindfulness for Beginners
 
Photo by Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Photo by Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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