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Episode Summary

Welcome to the WealthyWellthy Life with Krisstina Wise. In this episode Krisstina talks with Ariel Garten, the founder of Muse. Ariel is a Neuroscientist, Psychotherapist, and trained in Neurolinguistics programming. Krisstina and Ariel discuss meditation and the benefits of meditation for brain health. Ariel shares with us the reason behind Muse, which is a brain sensing headband that makes meditation easier, and how it can help us train our brain.

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What We Covered

  • [02:47] – Ariel gives us a peak into her world as a Neuroscientist.
  • [03:55] – Our brains are very plastic, so everything you do builds new neural connections.
  • [04:04] – Ariel debunks the old myth that our brains cannot create new brain cells into adulthood.
  • [04:38] – Brains love to feel movement!
  • [05:10] – There are many things we can do to keep our brains from “aging”.
  • [07:12] – Why is meditation important for brain health?
  • [08:27] – How to quiet the inner chatter called Monkey Brain in the yoga world.
  • [09:38] – Meditation is like exercising your brain.
  • [09:42] – The definition of meditation is training your brain to healthy and positive states.
  • [11:34] – Be an observer, it’s like watching your thoughts on a movie screen.
  • [12:37] – Ariel shares with us how to incorporate meditation as a practice in our daily lives.
  • [13:03] – Ariel talks about Muse and how it teaches you focused attention meditation.
  • [16:22] – Are you REALLY PRESENT in your life today?
  • [20:34] – Muse gives you new insights into your own mental process.
  • [25:10] – Ariel shares with us how schools are incorporating Muse and why.
  • [25:19] – Find out about new research that is being done in regards to Muse.
  • [26:17] – Ariel believes making money is not evil; if what you are doing helps the world in some way.
  • [26:50] – Follow your passion in making the world a better place and become economically viable and successful


Links Mentioned

Muse: The brain sensing headband
Headspace: Meditation App
Ariel on Twitter

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