Author: Sui Oakland

Let’s say someone truly mistreated you, or made a serious mistake. After you deal with the consequences and assert yourself as you judge best, then what? When it feels right, there’s truly a generosity to forgiving someone else, which is often also a kindness to...

At first glance, generosity may not seem like a mental resource, but it strengthens you with a sense of the fullness that’s already inside, while also connecting you with other people. Generosity to others can be a gift to you along the way, giving you...

Think about what you give, large and small, at home, on the job, to friends, to strangers, and to the wider world. We all offer so much each day, even if we don’t realize it in the moment. When you look at the things you do...

On this episode of the podcast we explore what it means to "aspire without attachment:" dreaming big dreams and pursuing them with commitment, while also being at peace with whatever happens. This includes: Why it’s a good thing to not be too attached to your aspirations. ...

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 how...

Today we’re beginning a new strength, Aspiration, with a conversation between Dr. Hanson and Dr. Dan Siegel. Dr. Siegel is a several-time bestselling author, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, and clinical professor at UCLA. To live is to lean into the future. We’re always stretching toward one thing...

Relationships go smoothly when everyone wants the same things. But how common is that? If little comments and adjustments resolve the problem, great. If not, we need to learn how to combine empathy for the other person with clear, skillful assertions of our own views...

Think about a significant relationship. It could be with a mate, child, sibling, parent, friend, or co-worker. If you’ve felt let down, irritated, or hurt, have you been able to talk about it? If you appreciate or love this person, have you expressed it? If...

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