Look Back: Well-Being for the Innovative Mind

The LEC was recently honored to welcome Dr. Richard Davidson for a conversational event on wellbeing. Dr. Davidson is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotions and the brain, being a confidante and friend of the Dalai Lama, and his discussions on neuroplasticity.

“The cultivation of our own wellbeing is beneficial not only for ourselves, but is actually a radical act of generosity for all of those that we connect with directly or indirectly.” – Dr. Richard Davdison

At this event, Dr. Davidson spoke of his experiences studying sixteen Tibetian monks’ brains for different patterns of thought, how compassion has its place in the modern workplace as well as the rest of our lives, and the impact even a few minutes of meditation per day has on mental wellbeing. He also led the audience in a practice guided group meditation.

“I think that that really successful leaders will naturally lead with compassion… Compassion is going to become more and more necessary skills to bring diverse teams together and harness the full capacities of people to accomplish things.” – Dr. Richard Davidson

The LEC is grateful to Dr. Davidson for his wonderful discussion on wellbeing, as well as to our Well Entrepreneur-In-Residence Amelia Coffaro for organizing the event. If you missed Well-Being for the Innovative Mind, you can find a recording at the top of this article.

If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Richard Davidson, click here.