Author: Rick Hanson

What is an open heart? The Practice: Put no one out of your heart. Why? We all know people who are, ah, . . . challenging. It could be a critical parent, a bossy supervisor, a relative who has you walking on eggshells, a nice but flaky friend,...

What's in your mind? The Practice: Be mind full of good. Why? It's kind of amazing: right now, what you think and feel, enjoy and suffer, is changing your brain. The brain is the organ that learns, designed by evolution to be changed by our experiences: what scientists call...

Much of our success in life comes down to our ability to identify the things we’re passionate about, pursue them with consistency, and keep going when things get tough....

Explore why it is useful to consider the undying physical, living basis of states of conscience that have been exhalted by the traditions of the world....

Are you seeing this? The Practice: Be Amazed. Why? As we move into 2019, here are my top five inner practices for helping t"his year be a good one for you and others (click the links to see the first four): Drop the stone Let it flow ...

We continue our series on the central question “Who Am I” by exploring some subjects related to people who have an anxious or fearful temperament....

It is common for parents to feel like the glass is half empty rather than half full. For that we would like to offer a Parent’s meditation on gratitude....

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson, Ph.D. It is titled, “The Why - and the How - of Cultivating Happiness, Love, and Wisdom” and it focuses on cultivating personal strengths into happiness by training yourself to do good that lasts,...

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