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Getting Curious and Choosing Meaningful Passions With Dr. Judson Brewer

July 31, 2023

  Dr. Jud Brewer started off curious, and he continues to apply that curiosity in all that he does as a mindfulness researcher, psychiatrist, and writer. In this episode, Diana Hill explores Dr. Jud’s career path and uncovers the key mindsets he applied to keep his work meaningful and interesting. Listen in to learn how […]

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Dr. Jud Brewer started off curious, and he continues to apply that curiosity in all that he does as a mindfulness researcher, psychiatrist, and writer. In this episode, Diana Hill explores Dr. Jud’s career path and uncovers the key mindsets he applied to keep his work meaningful and interesting. Listen in to learn how the power of wise effort, interest curiosity, and kindness can transform your career and your life’s impact.

Listen and Learn:

  • Dr. Jud’s early experiences of curiosity
  • The university Diana was rejected from
  • Why Dr. Jud started meditating
  • The three components of wise effort
  • What we undervalue when it comes to happiness
  • How to be a different kind of high achiever
  • Three qualities to bring to your achievements
  • The difference between interest curiosity and deprivation curiosity
  • Getting curious about other people
  • How Dr. Jud defines wise effort 

About Dr. Judson Brewer

Jud Brewer MD PhD (“Dr. Jud”) is a New York Times best-selling author and thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in Behavioral and Social Sciences and Psychiatry at the Schools of Public Health & Medicine at Brown University. He is also the executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare Inc. and a research affiliate at MIT. A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. He has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI and EEG neurofeedback. He is the author of The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits and the New York Times best-seller, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind. Follow him on Twitter @drjudbrewer

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