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60 Mindful Minutes

May 5, 2020

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We are a flawed and mysterious species. On one hand, we’re extraordinary. No one is like us. No one has been given the gifts we brought into the world. We are exceptionally unique and special, capable of amazing things. And also… we fall down, procrastinate, give up, cut corners, and let ourselves and other down. This is the paradoxical experience of being human. We are extraordinary and, at the same time, infinitely exasperating. But why? Mike McHargue explains.

Guest Bio

Mike McHargue is a public educator trusted by millions to use empathy and deep scientific insights to help them navigate some of the most difficult parts of the human experience. He’s the host of Ask Science Mike, co-founded the chart-topping show The Liturgists Podcast, is the bestselling author of Finding God in the Waves, and You’re a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass), and works as a science advisor and story consultant for film and television working with clients including Marvel Studios and Pete Holmes. Mike has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Huffington Post, and scores of other notable publications. Mike lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Jenny, his daughters Madison and Macey, and their beloved dog, Ruby.

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