Author: Lu Hanessian

Lu Hanessian

Lu Hanessian is an award-winning science journalist, speaker, and author of several books including Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood (St. Martin's Press). For the past 15 years, she has taught international workshops on mindful living, the brain science of thriving, and cultivating connection and well-being through chaos and conflict. A veteran television host, Lu is a former NBC Network anchor and Discovery Health Channel host, and hosted The Science Show, syndicated in 110 countries and translated into 17 languages. She is the founder of several initiatives, including parent education resources Parent2ParentU, “Raising Mindful Families” and “Raising the Future Now,” an expert interview series. Her articles and essays have been published in The New York Times, USA Today, Redbook, parenting magazines, and she has been a guest on CNN, NPR, WABC radio, MSNBC. She is also a frequent education and parenting expert on FOX5 in New York. Lu moderated a PBS “This Emotional Life” special on attachment through the lifespan. Her two upcoming books The Heart of Connection and Reframe will be published later this year.

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Body & Mind

Being Present with Cancer

Fear. Uncertainty about the future. Some of the most difficult elements of the cancer experience are well-suited for mindfulness, and 20 years of research into Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) is beginning to bear out the benefits. Plus — try this breathing meditation to alleviate insomnia.