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About the episode:

In this episode - Author, renowned meditation teacher, and Senior Director of the NYU Global and Spiritual Life Center, Yael Shy, and I sat down to discuss:

  • Mindfulness (what it is, and why many people practice)

  • How mindfulness and meditation can support people as they navigate major life transitions (like going to college, starting a career, becoming a parent, etc) 

  • Why mindfulness can be considered a form of courage

  • How meditation can help with challenges and difficulties including strong emotions, and feelings of anxiety

  • More topics out of her outstanding new book: What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond

Background:

Yael's background: Yael is the Senior Director of the NYU Global Spiritual Life Center and the NYU 'Of Many' Institute for Multifaith and Spiritual Leadership, as well as the Founder and Director of MindfulNYU, the largest campus-wide mindfulness initiative in the country. She teaches regularly at MNDFL in NYC and is a sought after speaker, teacher, and writer on meditation, interfaith engagement and spirituality. She is the author of the award-winning book, What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond(Parallax, November 2017). If you are interested to learn more about Yael, please visit: www.yaelshy.com

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