Mindfulness of Anxiety

This talk on mindfulness and anxiety is one in a series on Buddhist perspectives and practice where Dr. Rick Hanson explores the practical wisdom in one of the world’s oldest contemplative traditions.

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A Courageous Brain: Not Manipulated by Needless Fear

Our ancestors evolved a frightened brain for survival in harsh conditions. Today, unnecessary and unwarranted fear can make it harder to speak from the heart, dream big dreams and stand up to the manipulations of advertisers and demagogues. A Courageous Brain: Not Manipulated by Needless…

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Take Heart

What do you do when the bottom falls out? The Practice: Take heart. Why It takes heart to live in even ordinary times.   By “taking heart,” I mean several related things: Sensing your heart and chest Finding encouragement in what is good both around…

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Find the Facts

It is so very helpful to see the truth both around you and inside you. Then you’re more able to handle threats and fulfill opportunities, understand others, and make wise choices. Not finding the facts is like closing your eyes while walking on thin ice….

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QUIZ: What Does Your Heart Say?

Bottling up your feelings and not saying what you want can lead to numbness inside, preoccupations, distance from others and lost opportunities. Reflect on how well you’re doing speaking from your own heart, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program: https://fwb.rickhanson.net/quizzes/what-does-your-heart-say

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QUIZ: What’s Your Personal Body Image

Having a healthy relationship with your body is a foundational part of your overall happiness and well-being. Find out if you are too preoccupied with your weight, shape, complexion, hair, or other aspects of your appearance, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being…

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Quiz: Do You Find Pleasure in Your Life?

By finding the beauty and pleasure in life, you build a greater foundation of inner peace and happiness within yourself.
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QUIZ: How Do You View Success?

By celebrating and recognizing the little accomplishments in your day, you can create a greater sense of success and self-worth. Find out how well you’re doing recognizing your own successes, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program: https://fwb.rickhanson.net/successquiz

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QUIZ: Are You the Master of Your Mind?

By learning to reduce the negative and foster the positive, you can start growing the good in your mind, and your life.
Find out how skillful you are with your own mind, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program:
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QUIZ: Are You Getting the Most Out of Life?

By taking the time to smell the roses and find beauty and pleasure in the little things, you can enjoy life even when things get a little bumpy. Find out how much you enjoy life with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program:…

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