Freedom to Breathe – Jillian Horton


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This week, we are in conversation with Jillian Horton. Jillian is an award-winning medical educator, writer, musician and podcaster. She completed a residency and a fellowship in internal medicine at the University of Toronto and has held the post of Associate Dean and Associate Chair of that department. For sixteen years, she cared for thousands of patients in an inner-city hospital. During that time, she had three sons and mentored hundreds of students. She now leads the development of new programs related to physician wellness and won the 2020 AFMC–Gold Humanism Award.

In this episode we reflect on themes from her book, We are All Perfectly Fine, and discuss:

  • how language can define how we feel
  • the spectrum from coping to thriving
  • the science behind mindfulness and why it is so powerful

This episode is part of our mini-series on 'Self' where we explore how our technology impacts some of the most important aspects of being human. Episodes so far in the series include Krista Tippett, creator of On Being, Susie Alegre, human rights lawyer and author of Freedom to Think, and L M Sarcasas, renowned commentator on technology & society. Upcoming episodes are with Casey Swartz, author of Attention, A Love Story, and Sharath Jeevan OBE, motivation expert and author of Intrinsic.

Our goal: to help all our listeners to think more critically about the role of technology in our lives, and how it shapes who we are.

To read We Are All Perfectly Fine:

Host and Producer: Georgie Powell

Music and audio production: Toccare

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