Benefits Of Being Kind To Yourself, The Science Of The Human Gene

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When we make mistakes, it’s easy to dwell on them and criticize ourselves, but that can have real consequences for our mental and physical health. That’s according to our guest, a professor of neuroscience, who shares some of the ways to be a bit kinder to ourselves. We also take a close look at the history of human genetics and the many ways it affects our lives today.

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    It’s easy–and sometimes fun–to beat ourselves up if we make a mistake. But dwelling on mistakes and thinking poorly about yourself could have negative impacts on your health. And new science shows that being kind to yourself can have a host of positive influences on your life. We speak with a professor of neuroscience and psychology about why we should be kinder to ourselves.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Mark Leary Guest
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee Guest

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