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Can meditation really change your life?  Can mindfulness improve your brain?  Can it alter your DNA expression?


Find out answers to these questions and many more when you tune in to our program.  In this two-part series, we will explore the science behind mindfulness.  In part two, we will visit with a meditation instructor who will share some of her mindfulness techniques.



This show aired live on Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30 pm, on CCTV (Cambridge Channel 9).


About our Guest:

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Sara W. Lazar, PhD is an Associate Researcher in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. She researches the neural mechanisms of yoga and meditation, both in clinical settings and in healthy individuals. She has practiced yoga and meditation since 1994. Her research has been covered by numerous news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, and WebMD.


About The Host and Producer:

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Kayla M. Sheets is a board-certified, licensed genetic counselor and founder of Vibrant Gene Consulting, a concierge practice located in Cambridge Massachusetts.  Kayla is specialized in taking genetic insights and translating them into greater health and wellness for her clients.  She also provides expert advice about parental DNA testing to confirm relationships when traditional paternity/maternity tests fail.


Production Assistants:  Hayley Green and Lauren Hogan are interns at the Master of Science Program in Genetic Counseling at the Boston University School of Medicine.


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