We’re writing you today to introduce you to Dr. Lisa Miller, a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning researcher, and a groundbreaking scientist whose work on where spirituality resides in the brain—and its unparalleled power to act as a prophylactic against depression and mental illness—offers a bold new paradigm for health, healing, and resilience.
In her new book The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life, Dr. Miller weaves her brilliant research together with her own deeply personal journey of awakening and searching for her child. In sharing her own story, as well as those from her work with the military, business leaders, parents, and students, she reveals breathtaking science and a profoundly vulnerable, heartfelt work. We found that for many of us, it rekindled our own spiritual practices, and encouraged us to find our individual routes to a greater connection. Whether you are religious or spiritual, atheistic or agnostic, there is mounting science and evidence that humans are universally equipped with an innate capacity for spirituality and transcendence, and that this allows our brains to become more resilient and robust not just psychologically but physiologically as well.
The Awakened Brain is a conversation-starting saga of scientific discovery packed with counterintuitive findings and practical advice for leaders in business and government, truth-seekers, parents, healers, educators, and any person confronting life’s biggest questions. It is out and available everywhere today!
Science and spirituality have long been at odds. Dr. Miller’s paradigm-shifting research shows that your brain is healthier, happier, and makes better decisions from a state of awakening. She argues that our achievement-focused mentality and our connection-focused mentality are not opposites but collaborators in creating a more meaningful and inspired life.
The Awakened Brain is available from independent booksellers and other retailers today and we’re sharing with you here this useful guide to awakened awareness a simple practice to cultivate our own awakened awareness. We’d also like to invite you to meet with Lisa directly in these online events with Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, and Susan Cain. If the work resonates with you, please let us know and share with others—the world can use as much awakened awareness as we can get.
With an Awakened Heart,