Health & Wellness, Personal Development

DEC 11: Dr. Armin Zadeh with The Forgotten Art of Love & Dr. Becky Thompson’s Teaching with Tenderness

“As a cardiologist, I find this difficult to admit, but love is more about the brain than the heart,” writes Armin Zadeh, MD, PhD, and author of The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why it Matters. “However, the view of love as a mental rather than magical power comes with a silver … if not golden … lining. “

On today’s show, Dr. Zadeh will help you discover the not-so-obvious connection between heart disease and state of mind, and unlock some of the answers to the mysteries of love.

Dr. Zadeh is a professor at John Hopkins University with doctoral degrees in medicine and philosophy, as well as a master’s degree in public health. As a cardiologist and scientist, Dr. Zadeh understands the close relationship between heart disease and the state of the mind.

With so much going on in our lives, it can be nearly impossible to find those cherished moments of peace each day.  Teaching with Tenderness: Toward an Embodied Practice will have you using contemplative practices such as yoga, meditation, and free writing, to help you keep your heart open as you deal with each day’s setbacks.

Becky Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology at Simmons College, human rights activist, cross-cultural trainer, writer, poet, and senior-level yoga teacher.


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Jun 26: Mirror Touch & No Apparent Distress

Dr. Joel Salinas has mirror-touch synesthesia, a rare, and only recently identified, neurological condition that allows him to actually feel and experience the emotional and physical discomforts of his patients.  Take a journey to the most remote and unexplored corners of the brain in Mirror Touch.  

Dr. Salinas is a Harvard neurologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General, where he specializes in brain health, neuropsychiatry, and cognitive behavioral neurology.

A brutal indictment of what is wrong with America’s health care system, No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine takes a long, hard look at how the current state of American medicine fails the poor, and how racism can be a roadblock to individuals seeking health care.  But author Rachel Pearson, MD, ultimately offers hope, telling her redemptive tale of the triumphs and travails of a young doctor trying to find her way in the world.

Dr. Pearson is a physician and researcher whose writing has appeared in Scientific American, The Guardian, and the Texas Observer.  She is currently a resident at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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