02 Oct Being Well Podcast: Unilateral Virtue
Unilateral virtue sounds great in theory but can be a real challenge in practice. This episode explores why unilateral virtue avoids so many of the typical issues we have in our relationships; identifying what really matters to us; being empathic, honorable, and appropriate without turning into a doormat; knowing when it’s time to exit a difficult relationship; recommitting to unilateral virtue when we fall off the wagon.
Whether at home or at work, it’s easy to spend more time dwelling on the faults of others than reflecting on the room for improvement in oneself. But waiting for others to change first creates deadlocks, vicious cycles, and a sense of helplessness.
The alternative is unilateral virtue, the focus of our episode today. Unilateral virtue occurs when we draw on autonomy, empathy, compassion, and kindness to be honorable and responsible even when others aren’t.
Unilateral virtue sounds great in theory but can be a real challenge in practice. This episode explores:
- Why unilateral virtue avoids so many of the typical issues we have in our relationships
- Identifying what really matters to us
- Being empathic, honorable, and appropriate without turning into a doormat
- Knowing when it’s time to exit a difficult relationship
- Recommitting to unilateral virtue when we fall off the wagon
Dr. Rick Hanson offers 57 brief practices that strengthen the neural networks of deep well-being and resilience.
This program gives you just one thing to focus on each day to gradually change your brain for the better so you can handle the stresses and challenges of everyday life with greater ease, inner strength, and confidence.
Each practice is grounded in modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom, and Rick’s background in the very real world of business and raising a family.
Practices include a 1-2 minute video explaining the importance of the practice and how to do it, a recap, reflection, and suggestion for integrating it into your daily life, weekly emails with inspiration, support, and encouragement, an audio download, transcription, and printable handout.
They’re quick and easy to do, and each repetition strengthens key neural circuits – just like building a muscle in the gym. It’s the law of little things: a small thing repeated each day adds up to big results. Just one thing… that could change your life.
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