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 person, irritation with others who haven’t supported me, views about

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QUIZ: Do You Know Your Purpose?

We’re pulled in lots of different directions these days – so knowing your clear priorities is important – otherwise the whole world will set your life plan for you. Find out how clear you are on your own purpose with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program: https://fwb.rickhanson.net/quizzes/do-you-know-your-purpose

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Rick’s Picks: Gratitude with Louie Schwartzberg at TEDxSF

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg‘s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.

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Accepting and Alrightness Undermines Craving

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled PAccepting and Alrightness Undermines Craving.

More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found here.

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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 problem, rather than monitoring that you’re okay. So if learn

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Rick’s Picks: An Incredible Ping Pong Rally

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Check out this incredible ping pong rally!

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Tend to the Causes

Are You Watering the Fruit Tree? The Practice Tend to the causes. Why? Let’s say you want to get apples from a tree of your own. So you go to a nursery and pick a good sapling, bring it home, and plant it carefully with lots of fertilizer in rich soil. Then you water it

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QUIZ: What’s Your Expression Style?

As profoundly social primates, we have a normal longing for others to find the buried treasure inside of us – but we must express ourselves for this to happen. Find out how comfortable you are expressing yourself, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program: https://fwb.rickhanson.net/quizzes/whats-your-expression-style

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Water Your Fruit Tree

What would bear lots of fruit? The Practice: Water your fruit tree. Why? My wife and kids tease me that the title of this practice is corny – and it is. Still, I like it. If you don’t nourish the things that nourish you, they wither away like a plant in dry stony ground. Looking

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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 really need? Read the full article here: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/the-simple-life-in-a-dumpster/379947/

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