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About Your Brain

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  • Gyosen Asakura knows his duty is to protect the family temple. Now, he's using his incredible skills as a DJ to illuminate the temple in a whole new way! This new and exciting addition has brought a brand new audience to the people of Buddhism! Incredible!...

  • What’s up with these people? The Practice: Give them what they want. Why? Research shows that relationships are built from interactions, and interactions are built from moments. A critical moment in an interaction is when one person wants something from the other one. (“Wants” include......

  • ​​On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Hanson and Forrest continue their focus on the strength of Grit with determination. Particularly, they look at the different aspects of determination, and explore how we can grow each of them over time....

  • A familiar face surprises Mr. Rogers after many years! The look on Mr. Rogers face is priceless and this is most definitely a very "feel good" moment for all who witnessed....

  • What’s to like? The Practice: See what’s likable. Why? Liking feels good, plus it encourages us to approach and engage the world rather than withdraw from it. Your brain continually tracks whether something is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. In essence, is it a carrot, a......

  • On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Hanson begins a new focus on the fourth of the twelve strengths he’ll be covering throughout this series: Grit. Particularly, this episode explores how to grow agency – an aspect of grit where we feel like a cause rather than an effect....

"Offers simple, accessible, practical steps for touching

the peace and joy that are every person’s birthright."

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Author of Being Peace and Understanding Our Mind

"A master of his craft."

-Mark Williams, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Oxford, author of Mindfulness

"Works practical magic, teaching you how to rewire your

brain for greater happiness, peace, and well-being."

-Jennifer Louden

Author of Women's Comfort Book

"One of the world's leading

authorities on mind training."

-Paul Gilbert, Ph.D., O.B.E.

Professor, University of Derby, author of The Compassionate Mind

"Makes the neuroscience of

happiness accessible and engaging."

-Marci Shimoff

Author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

"Brilliant at making complex

scientific information simple."

-Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

Co-author with Helen LaKelly Hunt of Making Marriage Simple

"Not simplistic positive thinking, his synthesis

of the new science of the brain is realistic and practical."

-Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Author of The Hormone Cure


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