Rick’s Picks: Living Simply in a Dumpster

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. James Hamblin writes for the Atlantic about one professor who left his home for a 36-square-foot open-air box, and is happier for it. It makes one think: how much does a person…

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Paul Gilbert Interview on Confidence

“A lot of what happens with loss of confidence, is that we undermine whatever confidence we may have. Humans have an amazing capacity to monitor everything – and that can begin to cause you a lot of trouble – because you’re monitoring that there’s a…

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Rick’s Picks: Collaborating with a 4-year-old

One day, while her 4-year-old daughter was happily distracted in marker drawings, a mother decided to risk pulling out a new sketchbook she had special ordered. The results are a unique an collaborative masterpiece!

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Put No One Out of Your Heart

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…

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QUIZ: Do You Value Yourself?

As profoundly social animals, we have a deep need to feel good about ourselves, especially in relation to others. See how you’re doing in this area and find ways to develop a healthy and appropriate sense of worth, with this short quiz from my Foundations…

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QUIZ: Do You Value Yourself?

As profoundly social animals, we have a deep need to feel good about ourselves, especially in relation to others. See how you’re doing in this area and find ways to develop a healthy and appropriate sense of worth, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program: https://fwb.rickhanson.net/quizzes/do-you-value-yourself

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Refill Your Cupboard

Are you self-nurturing? The Practice: Refill your cupboard. Why? [Note: This JOT is adapted from Mother Nurture, a book written for mothers – focusing on typical parenting situations and gender differences that are experienced by many, though not all, mothers and fathers, and by parents…

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Drop The Case

Who are you prosecuting? The Practice: Drop the case. Why? Lately I’ve been thinking about a kind of “case” that’s been running in my mind about someone in my extended family. The case is a combination of feeling hurt and mistreated, critique of the other…

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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…

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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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