EP 31: Epigenetics 101

Understand how genes work so you can feel empowered to make changes for better wellbeing. Meg sits down with Dr Jared Conney Horvath, neuroscientist and educator, to have an interesting conversation about genes. Through the use of easily understood metaphors, Dr Jared breaks down what we need to know about genes to function better and live well.

So what’s this episode really about?

  • How our genes are regulated.
  • The common myths about genes, epigenetics and our human potential.
  • The importance of context on our gene expression.

Why you should listen

If you’re anything like the rest of us, you might find yourself intimidated by the topic of this conversation. However, you don’t need to be into science to get a lot from this episode. Dr Jared has a unique way of translating scientific research into easily digestible lessons that make sense. Don’t be surprised if you learn something new about yourself simply by listening to this fascinating conversation. You’ll also discover how adaptable genes are and walk away with a firm understanding of what actionable changes you can take today to feel and function even better.

Actionable Skills

  • Set your goals, and then start to set your context (environment) accordingly.
  • If you want to do something differently, start thinking about it often until it becomes a part of your life.
  • Spend time with people that live and work in a way that inspires you to feel, function and relate in new ways.

You can quote us on that…

” The more we surround ourselves in a context that forces us to think and act in a certain way, that’s going to feedback and change our genes.”

Dr Jared Coney Horvath

“Whatever outcome you hope to get, just start living that.”

Dr Jared Coney Horvath

“Take nature and nurture – you cannot separate the two.”

Dr Jared Coney Horvarth


Dr Jared Cooney Horvath – YouTube | LinkedIn

LME Global – Website


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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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