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Expert insights on the science of mind, meditation, productivity, and mental health. Liam McClintock, the Founder of FitMind, talks with leaders in their fields, from neuroscientists and psychologists to Buddhist monks and professional athletes.

At FitMind, we believe that the next great human frontier is the mind. FitMind combines ancient techniques with western psychology to provide mental fitness training that is taught at Fortune 500 companies, addiction centers, schools, government organizations, and on the FitMind meditation app.

Liam McClintock received a B.A. from Yale and worked in finance before traveling to Asia to study meditation full-time. He is currently completing a Master of Science in Applied Neuroscience at King’s College London. Liam is an RYS Certified Meditation Instructor and has trained in various meditation styles. He has been featured in Time, Vice, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, NBC, and Men’s Health.

The FitMind Podcast: Mental Health, Psychology & Mindfulness Meditation FitMind, A Science-Based Meditation & Mental Fitness Company

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Expert insights on the science of mind, meditation, productivity, and mental health. Liam McClintock, the Founder of FitMind, talks with leaders in their fields, from neuroscientists and psychologists to Buddhist monks and professional athletes.

At FitMind, we believe that the next great human frontier is the mind. FitMind combines ancient techniques with western psychology to provide mental fitness training that is taught at Fortune 500 companies, addiction centers, schools, government organizations, and on the FitMind meditation app.

Liam McClintock received a B.A. from Yale and worked in finance before traveling to Asia to study meditation full-time. He is currently completing a Master of Science in Applied Neuroscience at King’s College London. Liam is an RYS Certified Meditation Instructor and has trained in various meditation styles. He has been featured in Time, Vice, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, NBC, and Men’s Health.

    #47: Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. - Taking Control of Your Brain

    #47: Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. - Taking Control of Your Brain

    Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist with the 7th most viewed TED talk of all time. She's been named by Time Magazine on a list of the 100 most influential people in the world and was the first guest on Oprah's SoulSeries show.

    Dr. Taylor received a Ph.D. with postdoc studies at Harvard Medical School in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience.

    In this episode, we talk about the brain hemorrhage that led to her great insight, how to take control of our brains, and how consciousness works.

    • 44 min
    #46: Nelson Dellis - The Mind of a Memory Champion

    #46: Nelson Dellis - The Mind of a Memory Champion

    Nelson Dellis is a 4x USA Memory Champion, mountain climber, and consultant.

    As a memory athlete, he has broken several memory records, including memorizing 339 digits in 5 minutes. Nelson has been featured in documentaries, programs, and shows like Today, The Dr. Oz Show, and Nightline.

    We discuss how memory works, tips for improving your memory, how to learn a language fast, speed reading, the future of brain training, his favorite brain foods, and how to forget bad memories.

    • 50 min
    #45: Michael Taft - Deep Mind Training

    #45: Michael Taft - Deep Mind Training

    Michael Taft is a meditation teacher, bestselling author, and podcaster.

    Michael teaches meditation at top firms like Google and is a core faculty member of Wisdom Labs in San Francisco and an official advisor to the Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab. He has served as editor-in-chief of Being Human and long-time editorial director of Sounds True.

    Having meditated in various traditions and techniques from Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, Michael has over 35 years of experience training his mind.

    • 38 min
    #44: Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. - The Science of Happiness

    #44: Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. - The Science of Happiness

    Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. taught the most popular course in Harvard history and helped give rise to the positive psychology movement with his research into happiness.

    He is also the Co-Founder of Potential Life and has authored six books including international bestsellers Being Happy and Happier.

    We talk about the most common misunderstanding about happiness, the #1 predictor of happiness, the relationship between wealth and happiness, and two things Tal would change about our society.

    • 35 min
    #43: Tamara Russell, M.Sc., Ph.D., Psy.D. - Martial Arts, Neuroscience & Mindfulness

    #43: Tamara Russell, M.Sc., Ph.D., Psy.D. - Martial Arts, Neuroscience & Mindfulness

    Dr. Tamara Russell is a clinical psychologist, martial artist (with a black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu), and neuroscientist.

    She's the Director of the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence in London and the author of two books: What is Mindfulness? and Mindfulness in Motion.

    In this episode, we talk about Dr. Tamara Russell's martial arts training, spotting mental patterns, using neurocognitive models to understand eastern practices, and the relationship between the brain and consciousness.

    • 50 min
    #42: Michelle Zellner, M.Sc. - Nutrition & Behavioral Change

    #42: Michelle Zellner, M.Sc. - Nutrition & Behavioral Change

    Michelle Zellner is the Founder of Better Beings and the author of The YOU Revolution. She's a former competitive gymnast and holds a Master of Science in Kinesiology, which has helped inform her work as a wellness coach and personal trainer.

    In this episode, we talk about behavioral change, starting with "why," how to think about nutrition for an optimal mind, and integrating different lifestyle factors for general wellness.

    • 24 min

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