Author: Rick Hanson

  Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Want to make a big difference to someone else in the world, for just $25? Check out Kiva - where you can offer a micro-loan for an entrepreneur of your choice—from a fisherwoman...

The tree or the forest? See the big picture. The vast majority of human acts each day are constructive: making meals, tending to children, saying hello, restraining anger, completing tasks, planting seeds, teaching, healing, nurturing, cooperating ...

  Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled, “Play and Practice.” More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here....

Are those supplements really helping you? Check out this cool interactive chart that displays scientific evidence for popular health supplements, showing tangible human health benefits (or lack thereof) when taken orally by an adult with a healthy diet....

What does your heart say? The Practice Choose to Love Why Many years ago, I was in a significant relationship in which the other person started doing things that surprised and hurt me. I'll preserve the privacy here so I won't be concrete, but it was pretty intense. After...

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled, "Self-Consciousness and Self-Awareness." More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here....

Images that capture the magic and wonder of the natural world are always a great source of "good" to take in. Therefore, I direct you to the results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2016: American photographer Tim Laman with his image of a...

Is anyone being pushed around? The Practice Stand up to bullies. Why Humans are the most social species on the planet. Most of us spend most of our lives working, eating, sleeping, and playing in groups that range in size from two people all the way up to nations...