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  • (Updated November 12, 2016) It is so very helpful to see the truth both around you and inside you. Then you’re more able to handle threats and fulfill opportunities, understand others, and make wise choices. Not finding the facts is like closing your eyes while......

  • What do you do when the bottom falls out? Take heart. By "taking heart," I mean several related things: Sensing your heart and chest, finding encouragement in what is good both around you and inside you, resting in your own warmth, compassion, and ...

  • What can you do when there’s nothing you can do? Love Someone. Sometimes something happens. Perhaps your cat takes a turn for the worse, there’s a money problem, or it’s on a larger scale: maybe there’s been an election and you’re grappling with its...

  • What can you do when you're shaken? Find your ground. It's clear that we all need a place to stand. A physical place to be sure - hearth and home, land and sea, a bed to curl up in - but also psychological or spiritual places, such as feeling loved, a calm clear center inside...


  • Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Robert Royston and Jill DeMarco “killin’ it” in Champion Strictly Semi-Finals at SwingDiego 2011.  ...

  • Beware Anger Have you been wronged? The Practice Beware anger. Why Anger is tricky. On the one hand, anger – feeling annoyed, irritated, resentful, fed up, mad, outraged, or enraged – alerts us to real threats, real injuries, and real wrongs that need correcting, and......

  • Check out this great creative activity that will deepen and internalize your sense of being cared about – an important inner resource for resilience, happiness, and satisfying relationships, and a key part of the Foundations of Well-Being. This 12-minute video guides you through an experiential......

  • Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Great comic strip based on the words of Amy Poehler. (Please note you may need to zoom in on your browser to view this.)  ...

  • What’s the spark and what’s the fuel? Welcome joy. Positive emotions – such as feelings of gratitude, love, and confidence – strengthen the immune system, protect the heart against loss and trauma, build relationships, increase resilience...

  • Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Practicing With Pain and Threat. More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here....

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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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