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About Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist and New York Times best-selling author. He’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and meditation centers worldwide. His books are available in 28 languages and include ResilientHardwiring HappinessBuddha’s BrainJust One Thing, and Mother Nurture. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR.

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"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

"A brilliant and masterful guide in cultivating

the traits that underlie a happy, fulfilled life."

-Tara Brach

Author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

"Brilliant at making complex

scientific information simple."

-Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

Co-author with Helen LaKelly Hunt of Making Marriage Simple

"Teaches how to develop durable psychological resources

to become resilient in this modern, hectic world."

-Mark Hyman, M.D.

Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

New Book

Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness

Grow your own unshakable core of RESILIENT well-being. Learn how to develop key inner strengths – like mindfulness, grit, and self-worth – to stay calm, confident, and happy, no matter what life throws at you. For a limited time, you can also receive 12 free guided meditations.

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  • 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

  • A person’s path through life – day by day, year after year – is shaped by many factors. Many of these are beyond our control, like our genetics or birthplace. But studies in adult development show that we still have a lot of influence over...

  • What can you count on? The Practice: Love what’s real. Why? Because this practice could seem so abstract or so obvious that it’s not worth doing, I am going to take longer than usual to explain why it’s so important. As I grew up, my...



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