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The Dr. Karen Show

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This week the the guest is Mark Waldman and the subject is your brain and God, is there a relationship? Mark Robert Waldman is an Associate Fellow at the Center for Spirituality and the Mind, at the University of Pennsylvania, an Adjunct Faculty at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, a therapist, and founder of the Mindful Living Foundation. Mark is the author of 11 books on relationships, spirituality, and neuroscience. According to Time, Newsweek, and the Washington Post, he and Andy Newberg are the world’s leading authorities on spirituality and the brain. His research has been featured in special issues of Time, Oprah, The New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today, and in dozens of magazines throughout the world. He has appeared on Oprah Radio, PBS television, and National Public Radio. In 2010, Mark received the Distinguished Speaker award from the Mind Science Foundation. His newest book, How God Changes Your Brain, explores the neural correlates of meditation and spiritual practice. And their brainscan studies show how you can improve memory, cognition, and compassion as you neurologically reduce anxiety, depression, anger, and stress. In fact, you may even be able to slow down aging process of the brain. Their research changes the way we view consciousness, religion, and reality itself. Mark and his research team have created CDs and videos to train people how to improve the functioning of their brain, and to enhance the way we communicate with others. These tools are now used by therapists, doctors, attorneys, and caregivers in schools and hospitals across the country. His mission: to help bring a little more peace into our lives, and to use these strategies to bring a little more peace into the world. Wellness is the new fitness, and wellness extends well beyond the physical boundaries of the body. We will open our show lines to listeners and take your questions and comments too!