Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and a conversation we can all use in these stressful times on the practice of meditation, all topics we’ll explore on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Joining me at my table in our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper. And in the second half-hour the preeminent expert on the human mind, Dr. Daniel Siegel, introducing his new book AWARE: THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF PRESENCE.
As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper will join me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I slice and dice all things politics. This week, Brett Kavanaugh vs. Dr. Christine Ford. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is one of the preeminent experts on the human mind. He is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He is also an award-winning educator, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In his new book AWARE: THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF PRESENCE, THE GROUNDBREAKING MEDITATION PRACTICE, Siegel shares the science behind his groundbreaking meditation practice, revealing that improving the health of one’s mind can change the health of the body. In AWARE, Dr. Siegel examines the positive effects of meditation and offers an in-depth look at the science that underlies its effectiveness introducing readers to his popular Wheel of Awareness practice, which encourages a healthier brain and can reduce fear, anxiety, and stress. Siegel promises that if you maintain his practice you can improve immune function, keep cells, and you, youthful, well-functioning, and healthy, prevent life-threatening inflammation, modify cardiovascular factors, improving cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and heart function and improve self-regulation, problem-solving, and adaptive behavior that is at the heart of well-being. Does all this sound like hocus pocus? We’ll talk with the author of AWARE Dr. Daniel Siegel.
Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, mediation, the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, sexual abuse, Me, Too!, a fascinating show this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.