Welcome to to the FitMind podcast, where we discuss all things mental wellness, including meditation, productivity, mental health technology and cutting edge research into the mind.
Dr. Sara Lazar is a neuroscientist at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School studying meditation and its effects on the brain. She is one of the world's leading researchers on the neuroscience of meditation.
Katie Armstrong is a serial entrepreneur who owns a large wellness brand, The OM Collection. She's spent decades practicing meditation, yoga and pursuing athletics at a high level. We discuss a range of mental wellness hacks, including essential oils.
Dr. Stan Beecham is a world-renowned performance psychologist working with business leaders and Olympic athletes to help them optimize their minds. He wrote Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success.
Dr. Deborah Rozman is the CEO of HeartMath, an innovative biofeedback company, and holds a Ph.D. in psychology. We discuss the science of the heart-brain connection, strategies for reducing stress, and other research she's conducting.
Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) combines Buddhist teachings with an emerging, scientific understanding of the mind. A neuroscientist with over four decades of meditation experience, Culadasa is the director of Dharma Treasure and author of The Mind Illuminated.
William von Hippel, Ph.D., is an expert in evolutionary psychology and author of The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy.