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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being. Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Frank Anderson, a Michigan Medicine physician and professor bringing mindfulness techniques to the Ann Arbor area and medical community.
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Dr. Frank Anderson
There are so many things that happen out in the world that may not make sense to people. Mindfulness and meditation provides another way to make sense of many of the things going on.
He offers suggestions for using mindfulness techniques as a way to deal with all the chaos and confusion in the world, including the current pandemic. He says mindfulness techniques allow us to find a place of peace and joy within ourselves. He suggests just becoming aware of your breath--mindfulness of the breath that can help settle and soothe you, and that is your ability to be mindful and can bring relief from what might currently be happening.
Dr. Anderson has been part of "Mindfulness Mondays" at the faculty development center at the University of Michigan Medical School, teaching mindfulness techniques and leading meditations for fellow faculty members. He also was part of a one-day seminar called "Becoming a Mindful Provider/Physician" to equip physicians with more tools to stay centered and emotionally balanced.
He talks about how the store has been a source of wellness and inspiration in Ann Arbor for over 30 years and how they can help in our healing as we ride out the current pandemic and other unsettling societal situations.
Zingerman's co-founder Ari Weinzweig has written several books and pamphlets in recent years about a variety of topics, mostly having to do with improving ourselves and our perspectives, which can lead to better relationships, whether personal or business-related.
WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Weinzweig about his latest pamphlet called “Humility: A Humble, Anarchistic Inquiry.”