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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!...

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 wishes, needs,...

​​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 stick, or safely ignored?...

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...

Do people ever make you mad? The Practice: Cultivate goodwill. Why? As the most social and loving species on the planet, we have the wonderful ability and inclination to connect with others, be empathic, cooperate, care, and love. On the other hand, we also have the capacity and inclination...

On today’s episode of the Being Well podcast, Dr. Rick Hanson discusses "linking" - how we can use new, positive experiences to soften and eventually replace old, negative ones....

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