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60 Mindful Minutes

Jun 1, 2021

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Some people never stop learning. They are endlessly curious about the world and all the ways we can understand and experience it more fully. As someone who identifies as a lifelong learner, I’m interested and invested in ways to learn better and retain more. Turns out there is a ton of neuroscience and cognitive psychology research behind how to upgrade our learning. In their new book, Learn Like a Pro: Science-Based Tools to Become Better at Anything, Dr. Barbara Oakley and Olav Schewe unpack this research and deliver tangible strategies for becoming a better learner.


Guest Bio

Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University and Michigan’s Distinguished Professor of the Year for 2018; she is also Coursera’s inaugural Innovation Instructor.


Olav Schewe is the founder and CEO of Educas, an educational technology startup, that develops solutions to help students learn how to learn. He is also an educational consultant to one of the world’s largest educational tech companies, Kahoot.


Host Bio

Kristen Manieri is certified both as a habits coach and mindfulness teacher. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, focus, habit formation, rest rituals, and prioritizing personal well-being. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 120 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional AND joyful life. Learn more at


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