Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is an American clinical professor of psychiatry, author, founding codirector of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.
Many of us yearn to feel a greater sense of inner calm, ease, joy, and purpose. We have tried meditation and found it too difficult. We judge ourselves for being no good at emptying our minds (as if one ever could) or compare ourselves with yogis who seem to have it all together.
Psychiatrist and Professor Daniel J. Siegel give us the keys to fight false beliefs about adolescence. “Adolescence is as baffling as it is special because it has an emotional spark; it is a moment of social connection and a search for novelty ".
One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out—in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationships—is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them.