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282: How Our Connection Creates Our Mind’s Idea of “Self” with Dan Siegel

By February 7, 2023No Comments

Ask yourself something… Who are you? And don’t just give the cliche “Oh, I’m Liz from Wisconsin, and I work in HR”… I mean, “What are you? How are you? What does it mean to be, and what is your relationship to all other things in this realm? And beyond?”

As we age, we start to understand ourselves in different ways. Actually, in really different ways depending on if we’re still in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood… all shaped by our connection to the world around us. And it all happens without us even perceiving much of a change.

But is this natural evolution of self the best thing for us or even true? Or are we just concretizing an illusion of separateness and getting further from the oneness that was meant for us?

That’s what we’re talking about today.

Our guest is Dr. Dan Siegel. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. And he’s the author of multiple books, including personal development bestsellers like Mindsight and one of my favorite parenting books, “The Whole Brain Child,” and his newest book: “IntraConnected.”

We Will Learn

  • How our sense of self changes throughout human development.
  • What causes a mismatch between your inner sense of identity and your inner sense of belonging.
  • How to use the Wheel of Awareness practice to open yourself to access the wisdom of connection and systems intelligence in your life.


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