Let Go

What Are You Holding Onto? The Practice: Let go. Why? I’ve done a lot of rock climbing, so I know firsthand the importance sometimes of not letting go! This applies to other things as well: keeping hold of a child’s hand while crossing the street, staying true to your ethics in a tricky situation, or

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Fear

I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Ask Dr. Nandi Show on the topic of Fear.
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Stress-Proof Your Brain

Our brains have evolved powerful tools for coping with threats and danger—but in the face of modern stresses like information overload, money worries, and interpersonal conflicts, our survival reflexes can do more harm than good. To help you adapt your nervous system to the challenges of today’s world, I’m offering a sample of my audio

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Giving Is the Most Natural Thing in the World

We spend a lot of time giving to others. It’s the most natural thing in the world. Most giving is small, in passing, hardly noticed, the breath and wallpaper of life. It’s not hard to overlook. And with all the attention paid in the media to images and words of destruction and horrible mistreatment, it

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Bear It

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Bear It. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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Feeling Loved

At this year’s Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference I offered a keynote presentation on Feeling Loved. I hope you like it!

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Questions About Compassion

“How do I develop an inner protector?” “You’ve said that love and compassion can combat anxiety. How do they do that—and how can we access those feelings more readily, particularly when we feel threatened?” “Once an uncomfortable pattern has developed, bad expectations seem to be a self-fulfilling prophecy for some folks – is there a

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Friday Favorite

Ira Glass Speaking on being creative and why it takes so long to reach the level you will finally achieve.

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What is Mindful Presence?

This article is about developing the skill of mindful presence. Let’s unpack those two words, mindful presence. Mindfulness is simply a clear, non-judgmental awareness of your inner and outer worlds. In particular, it’s an awareness of the flow of experience in your inner world – an alert observing of your thoughts, emotions, body sensations, desires,

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Secure at the Edge of Now

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Secure at the Edge of Now. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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