Rick Hanson Tag

What is an open heart? The Practice: Put no one out of your heart. Why? We all know people who are, ah, . . . challenging. It could be a critical parent, a bossy supervisor, a relative who has you walking on eggshells, a nice but flaky friend,...

What's in your mind? The Practice: Be mind full of good. Why? It's kind of amazing: right now, what you think and feel, enjoy and suffer, is changing your brain. The brain is the organ that learns, designed by evolution to be changed by our experiences: what scientists call...

Are you seeing this? The Practice: Be Amazed. Why? As we move into 2019, here are my top five inner practices for helping t"his year be a good one for you and others (click the links to see the first four): Drop the stone Let it flow ...

Is it stuck? The Practice:  Let It Flow Why? I think there are five key things we can do inside ourselves to be happier, stronger, wiser, and more loving this year: Drop the stone Let it flow Learn as you go “Us” all “thems” Be Amazed   My previous JOT explored the...

Each year I use an issue of the Just One Thing newsletter to offer Twelve Good Things. I think they're really wonderful, and worth your attention....

Which wolf do you feed? The Practice: Feed the wolf of love. Why? I once heard a teaching story in which an elder, a grandmother, was asked what she had done to become so happy, so wise, so loved and respected. She replied: "It's because I know that there...

What are you doing? The Practice: Do freely. Why? Most people spend most minutes of most days doing one thing after another. I sure do. Typing these words is a kind of doing, as is driving to work, making dinner, brushing one's teeth, or putting the kids to...

Who’s left off your gift list? The Practice: Gift yourself. Why? Can you remember a time when you offered a gift to someone? Perhaps a holiday present, or a treat to a child, or taking time for a friend – or anything at all. How did this feel? Researchers...

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