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Most of our greatest joys and sorrows happen in our relationships with others. Imagine then: what if you could guide your mind to forgive, heal, and find greater happiness in your connections with others? The remarkable truth is that you can. Check out this sample audio of...

Are you basically OK? The Practice Notice you're alright right now. Why? To keep our ancestors alive, the brain evolved strong tendencies toward fear, including an ongoing internal trickle of unease. This little whisper of worry keeps you scanning your inner and outer worlds for signs of trouble. This background...

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Mind Precedes All Things. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group/....

This is the third post in the series on developing mindful presence. Here's Part One and Part Two. Steady mindfulness requires overcoming the natural – and evolutionarily adaptive – tendency of mind to scan endlessly and think of new things. So the basic capacity to steady the...

I think you might like this sample from my audio program - Self-Directed Brain Change: Rewire Your Neural Pathways for Happiness and Resilience - a step-by-step program for retraining our neural structure out of "sheer survival" mode and into one of greater well-being, mental clarity,...

Are you hard on yourself? The Practice: Forgive yourself. Why? Everyone messes up. Me, you, the neighbors, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Ghandi, King David, the Buddha, everybody. It's important to acknowledge mistakes, feel appropriate remorse, and learn from them so they don't happen again. But most people keep beating themselves up...

This is the second post in the series on mindful presence. You can view Part One here. So why should we go out of our way to develop mindfulness? Mindful presence feels good in its own right: relaxed, alert, and peaceful. Not contending with anything. No struggle. In...

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