On Wednesday (4/22), Jenny and I had the pleasure of hosting Dr Dan Siegel at Google, where he delivered a talk on "Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation". This was the first time Dan and I had met, but we felt like we've been old friends for many years.
Two things that most amazed me:
1. I'm amazed how much I learned in Dan's 1-hour talk. I thought I knew a lot about the topic already, but once again, I learned that there's so much I don't even know that I don't know.
2. I'm amazed that the first time Dan even heard of Mindfulness meditation was 2003. Given his expertise in the science and practice of personal transformation, I thought that Dan had been mediting forever like I have. But no, his exposure to the practice was very recent. Wow.
Anyway, here is the link to the YouTube video of the talk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr4Od7kqDT8
And here are the notes taken by my dear friend, Yvonne Ginsberg.
Yvonne's Notes (slightly edited by me)