QUIZ: What’s Your Passion Style?

It can feel great to rev up – get excited, eager, thrilled, energized, intense – but these passions can also tip quickly into stress, negative emotions like anger, fatigue, and conflicts with others. Find out how balanced your sense of passion is with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program: https://fwb.rickhanson.net/quizzes/whats-your-passion-style

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Quiz: How Safe Are You?

A lot of unease, worry, and fear is unwarranted: truly, the threats are not that likely or large, and your resources for dealing with threats are greater than you think. Feeling as safe as you reasonably can is really useful: it reduces stressful anxiety, prevents vicious cycles of conflict with others, and supports you in

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Quiz: How Well Do You Deal with Challenges?

Having a strong foundation will determine how you react to obstacles and challenges in life.
Find out if you have the resources necessary to handle anything that comes your way, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program:
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QUIZ: How Strong is Your Center?

In relationships, it’s natural to join with others, but it’s also fundamentally important to have a strong sense of your own autonomy. By strengthening your sense of “me” – in effect, establishing a kind of secure base inside yourself, – you will be more able to explore “we” out in the world. Find out how

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Gretchen Rubin Interview on Gratitude

Discover some simple yet powerful ways to become happier in this conversation with Gretchen Rubin—author of The Happiness Project. In this Foundations of Well-Being interview, Gretchen gets very practical and shares an easy path towards greater well-being, from the first things you do in the morning to what you reflect on before bed at night.

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QUIZ: Can You Calm Yourself?

“Life is wiggly,” as Alan Watts put it, and the parasympathetic wing of the nervous system helps us ride out the wiggles – and bumps – of everyday living. This ancient part of your nervous system is soothing, calming, and refueling. Find out how skillful you are at activating this to replace stress, anxiety, and

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James Doty Interview on Service

“What happens so many times in our lives is, we walk by people – we don’t really look at them. When you take the time to look, to truly see, then there’s this explosion of opportunity to care and have an impact. The goodness you get back from that is so powerful, it makes you

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QUIZ: Can You Control Your Inner Critic?

Do you have a sense of a strong part of yourself that soothes, calms, encourages, and sticks up for you? Or does it feel like your inner critic – finding fault with you, minimizing your pain and your needs, tearing you down – has the upper hand? Find out how skillful you are at controlling

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Marci Shimoff Interview on Gratitude

“We give our life energy by these practices, so they become more of our natural state.” – Marci Shimoff NY Times bestselling author Marci Shimoff shares practical ways of developing good habits and fitting in regular practice to increase your happiness, self-worth, and inner peace, in this interview I did for my Foundations of Well-Being

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QUIZ: How Filled with Compassion are You?

In essence, compassion is the wish that beings not suffer, and kindness is the wish that beings are happy – usually along with feelings of warmhearted caring. Did you know that studies show that people can increase these qualities in themselves, even changing their brains in the process? Find out how much compassion and kindness

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