Michigan Medicine / medicine.umich.edu

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Tony King, an Ann Arbor psychologist, University of Michigan assistant professor of psychiatry, and researcher into several different mindfulness approaches and practices, about dealing with stress and anxiety, which has increased due to the last year in the pandemic.

The Diamond Approach / diamondapproach.org

There are many different ways to approach well being and living a mindful, well-balanced life.  The Diamond Approach is one of those ways that helps you connect with your true nature.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Lou Weir, an Ann Arbor teacher of the Diamond Approach, about the personal practice designed to connect us with our more authentic, essential selves.

Michigan Collaborative for Mindfulness in Education / mc4me.org

This has been a challenging school year due to the pandemic for Michigan schoolchildren, but there is an Ann Arbor organization that works to bring "mindfulness" to students.

In this week's "Art and Soul," Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Rita Benn, co-founder and acting executive director of the "Michigan Collaborative For Mindfulness in Education" about how their program is more necessary than ever bringing tools and support to students and teachers.

Open Mindfulness Meditation / openmindfulnessmeditation.org

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.


Paulette Grotrian
Paulette Grotrian

It sometimes feels like we're in a perfect storm or "life quake," right now, according to Paulette Grotrian, certified mindful self-compassion teacher, mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher. and founding member of the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness.  In this week's "Art and Soul: The Art of Well-Being," she talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about how self-compassion can offer us some helpful coping skills to deal with this difficult situation and time.

Barbara Newell
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

With everything happening in our world right now, there are ways we can help ourselves better cope. 

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Ann Arbor mindfulness and meditation teacher Barbara Newell, who has trained and taught with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach.  

Barbara shares how we can soothe ourselves and become more self-aware through mindfulness and meditation.