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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. ...

The tree or the forest? See the big picture. The vast majority of human acts each day are constructive: making meals, tending to children, saying hello, restraining anger, completing tasks, planting seeds, teaching, healing, nurturing, cooperating ...

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...

What can you count on? The Practice: Love what’s real. Why? Because this practice could seem so abstract or so obvious that it’s not worth doing, I am going to take longer than usual to explain why it’s so important. As I grew up, my family and schools felt like...

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...

Do you see a bully? The Practice: Stand up to bullies. Why? Humans are profoundly social. We spend most of our lives working, eating, sleeping, and playing in groups ranging from two people up to nations and humanity as a whole. Woven through the tapestry of our relationships are...

At even the best of times, our relationships require a natural process of correction – let’s call it repair – to clear up little misunderstandings and ease points of friction. More seriously, you may need to work through conflicts, reestablish trust, or change aspects of...

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