• Everyone has needs, there’s no avoiding them. In order to "be well" we need to meet those needs. But in our Western culture being "needy" is viewed as a weakness, and it can be painful to accept that we have needs.

  • I was so happy to be joined by Tara Brach on this episode of Being Well. We explored how we can find more compassion and acceptance while maintaining our motivation to change ourselves, and our world, in positive ways.

  • In the second episode related to the pitfalls of self-help, we explore how individuals and environments can manipulate others by making them feel like something is wrong with them.

  • Today we're exploring how to balance constructive and harmful self-criticism, move away from our "act," embrace change, manage feelings of worthlessness, and ultimately be a good friend to ourselves.

  • Clinical psychologist, author, and internationally recognized expert in self-compassion, Dr. Shauna Shapiro discusses how we can grow and include compassion – including for ourselves – alongside mindfulness.

  • We all have something we KNOW we should do...but that doesn't mean we actually do it. On this episode of Being Well, Forrest, Dr. Judy Ho, and I explore the roots of self-sabotage, the four key elements that fuel self-sabotaging behavior, and how we can use tools from cognitive therapy to overcome those behaviors.

  • Learn how to be compassionate under challenging circumstances, without tipping into anger.

  • On this episode, we’re joined by one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, Dr. Kristin Neff, the first to operationally define and measure the construct over a decade ago.

  • Forrest and I are joined by Dr. Chris Germer, a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, to explore how compassion can serve as an antidote to shame.

  • Shame is one of the most common, damaging experiences all of us face in our lives, and learning to deal with and heal shame injuries over time is a key part of becoming as healthy and happy as possible.

  • Rick Hanson and Tara Brach explore the importance of self-caring, how we can grow this critical resource inside ourselves, and why it’s not selfish to be on your own side.

  • However challenging it may be to forgive other people, we often struggle even more to forgive ourselves. Today we explore how we can give to ourselves as generously as we give it to other people.

  • On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Forrest and Dr. Hanson discuss the two “characters” we all have inside our minds: the inner critic and inner nurturer. Particularly, they focus on how we can manage our inner critic while building up a strong inner nurturer.


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