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In Conversation with Professor Elissa Epel (#03)

Shannon Harvey

Although the idea of a mind-body connection used to be thought of as fringe, New Age ju ju, these days scientists are no longer asking if our mind, body and health are connected, but rather, how they are connected. This episode is an extended interview with Professor Elissa Epel, the Director of the Aging, Metabolism and Emotion Center at University of California San Francisco Medical School. Among many other things, she co-authored a best-selling book called The Telomere Effect, with the Nobel Prize winning molecular biologist, Elizabeth Blackburn. Elissa's work is at the forefront of an ever-growing evidence-base which supports... Read full article »

In Conversation with Professor Willem Kuyken (#02)

Shannon Harvey

When I began my year-long documentary experiment to see what would happen to my health and wellbeing if I meditated every day for a year, a key motivating force was a special issue of The Lancet which declared that every country in the world is facing and failing to tackle a host of mental health issues. Crucially, the special issue was published before COVID19 changed the world and introduced a whole new range of global mental health challenges. This is why I'm especially keen to share this week's podcast with you. Now, more than ever, we robust discussions about "the... Read full article »

In Conversation with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD (#01)

Shannon Harvey

I'm very excited to be launching my new FREE podcast, where I’ll take you behind the scenes of my health research and projects. In the new podcast you'll hear my extended interviews with experts that sadly hit the cutting room floor when I’m making my films and writing my books. You'll also hear the real-life stories of people I’ve met along the way who are successfully taking a whole-person, whole-life approach to healthy living. The podcast is called Shannon Harvey Behind the Scenes In today’s episode I’m sharing a key interview that I did during the production of my latest... Read full article »

My Year of Living Mindfully - The Book

In the midst of a global mental health crisis, millions of people have turned to mindfulness. But does it actually make us happier and healthier? In a world-first experiment, journalist Shannon Harvey recruited a team of scientists to put mindful meditation to the test. But what began as a year-long self-experiment soon became a life-changing experience..


My Year Of Living Mindfully - The Documentary

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