In Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson explore in rich, deeply researched, scientifically-proven detail the benefits of meditation for optimal wellbeing. Both men are giants (an understatement) in their field and have been researching this important link for over three decades. Dr. Goleman, a former visiting faculty at Harvard, known for his best-selling books, including “Emotional Intelligence,” is a psychologist and award-winning reporter on the brain and behavioral sciences for the New York Times. Dr. Davidson is research professor of psychology and psychiatry, director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research has won awards too numerous to mention. Bottom line: this dynamic duo know how to deliver the goods in a way that is relatable and just plain fascinating. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Davidson speak at Mindful Leadership summits, in addition to Wisdom2.0. Engaging, thought-provoking, and inspiring. This is such important and perhaps even life-changing information that we can all benefit from. To have two great minds share their research and data in this new book is pure gold.