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494 Live A Well Designed Life Using Design Thinking; Dr. Kyra Bobinet

January 6, 2020

Dr. Kyra Bobinet is the CEO and founder of a neuroscience-based design firm called EngagedIn. This organization specializes in behavior change by bridging the gap between what people want to do and what they actually do. Dr. Bobinet is the author of “Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science and Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, & Purposeful Life”.  She has founded several healthcare start-ups, and has designed behavior change programs, billion-dollar products, and mobile health apps. All of her designs, whether for at-risk teens or seniors, are rooted in the belief that true caring is our greatest value.

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Most Influential Person

  • Sylvia Gretchen, her mindfulness teacher

Effect on Emotions

  • “What I think the value of mindfulness is, is that, I know when I'm having negative emotions.”
  • “I can do something to slow down, go outside, or take a deep breath.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “I learned that we breathe so shallowly as modern people.”

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Bullying Story

  • “My mindfulness alarms are going off when I realized that there was a group of young people collecting. It's not a good sign after school.”
  • “They had one girl that was being bullied by the other girls and I rushed out of my car all the way down and started screaming at them: Stop it!”
  • “It broke it up, and the girl was protected.”

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