Accept It

posted on: September 11th, 2013

Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence (in 14 languages), Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (in 25 languages), Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time (in 14 languages), and Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and a Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, his work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, CBC, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health, U.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine and he has several audio programs with Sounds True. His weekly e-newsletter – Just One Thing – has 100,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites. For more information, please see his full profile at www.RickHanson.net.

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  • dianne

    Hi Rick
    I’m so loving the 12 Pillars of Well -being and especially the interview with Tara Brach on self care / self compassion. It’s such a simple message to ease up on ourselves… in all domains and feel compassion as opposed to self (negative) judgement. I’m so grateful that my brother her you interviewed on CBC ( here in canada) and told me about your book(s). Really wonderful…. to begin to feel at home with myself. thank you thank you. Dianne

  • Ana Buede-Fletcher

    Hi Rick, I can only make Dianne’s (see below) words mine. I’m very grateful to you for being so generous and loving and sharing these wonderful, life-affirming resources with us. May you be blessed on your path!

  • http://www.beverlyscreativecounselingsolutions.com Beverly

    I recognize divine inspiration in your words, Rick…just reading them brings me a sense of inner peace and allows me to relax more into myself. So many times great moments of joy and clarity have come from surrendering to something I have resisted because the pain felt too overwhelming…but it wasn’t…thank you…

  • Martha

    Hi Rick, Perfect timing, I so needed to read that again: Accept them for who they are and for who they are not.You speak from the heart and open yourself up with your own expireiences which really helps to put my circumstances into clarity,there for gaining peace,and accepting this friend for who she is.
    Thank you so much for always inspiring me.

  • xnavygal

    ACCEPTANCE=Actually Changing Completely Embracing Principles Truly Activates New Choices Everyday. Great read and I thank you. For me, self-acceptance is tough but begins with honesty. Stay Blessed _/l_

RICK HANSON, Ph.D.
RICK HANSON, Ph.D.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. He has several audio programs, his free Just One Thing newsletter has 100,000 subscribers, and his yearlong program on positive neuroplasticity - the Foundations of Well-Being - is now available as an eCourse.

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