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Wishing well? The Practice: Bless. Why? Lately, I've been wondering what would be on my personal list of top five practices (all tied for first place). You might ask yourself the same question, knowing that you can cluster related practices under a single umbrella, your list may differ...

The holidays are coming up, and for many people they’re likely to be very different this year from usual. Experiencing sadness or disappointment around the holidays is normal even among the best circumstances, and we're far from those. On this episode, Forrest and I explore...

In this Meditation and Talk from the weekly Wednesday Night Meditation guest speaker Leslie Booker offers a guided meditation and talk on developing lovingkindness and equanimity through the “Paramis”, both inside yourself and in reality altogether which includes a Q&A and discussion....

Waking up is like the sun rising. At first it's mostly dark, as glimmers of consciousness begin to light the shadows. Emerging into full wakefulness, the fogs and veils dissolve and the whole plain of your mind comes into view. It's quiet: a restedness in...

Learning is the single most important skill: if you know how to learn, you can get good at anything else. On this week’s episode, Forrest is joined by Josh Kaufman, author of The Personal MBA, to explore the 20 hour rule, the problems with 10,000...

In this Meditation and Talk from his weekly Wednesday Night Meditation Dr. Rick Hanson offers a guided meditation and talk on Making Peace in Your Mind with Other People, both inside yourself and in reality altogether which includes a Q&A and discussion....

What's up with these people? The Practice: Give them what they want. Why? Research shows that relationships are built from interactions, and interactions are built from moments. A critical moment in an interaction is when one person wants something from the other one. ("Wants" include wishes, needs,...

If you live in the United States – and probably for many people who don’t – it’s been a bit of a stressful week. Today Forrest and I talk about relaxing anxiety, weathering the storm, and taking in the year as a whole. ...

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