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The Neurobiology of Presence

with Bonnie Badenoch

Have you ever been struck by someone’s depth of presence?

Like when you meet a wise, holy person. The depth of their presence overwhelms us, floods our body with their peace.

Have you ever wondered what's going on on a biological level when this happens?

Or, wondered why it's so much easier to feel grounded when we meditate with others vs. on our own?

Or maybe been curious about how life's traumas impact the contemplative life?

Get ready, everyone - this is one of my FAVORITE intersections. 🤩🤩

Neuroscience and the contemplative life.

Embodiment and spirituality. The mystical and the muscles, minerals, and membranes.

In today’s episode I speak with Dr. Bonnie Badenoch, who specializes in precisely this intersection. Bonnie is an interpersonal neurobiologist *and* a contemplative!

She has spent decades researching how that connection, and most importantly, presence, impacts our bodies.

You might think of her as the Brene Brown of presence-- combining lots of heart with accessible research.

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