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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Recognizing Stillness

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Recognizing Stillness.
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Intimacy: Me and We Video Clip

In relationships, it’s natural to join with others, but it’s also fundamentally important to have a strong sense of your own autonomy. In this clip from my Foundations of Well-Being program I explain how you can create a secure base of “me” inside yourself to be more able to explore “we” out in the world.

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Rick’s Picks: Questioning the Universe with Stephen Hawking

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. In keeping with the theme of TED2008, professor Stephen Hawking asks some Big Questions about our universe — How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone? — and discusses how we might go about answering them. Check it

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See the Person Behind the Eyes

Even though it’s scary, everyone longs to be seen, to be known. To have your hopes and fears acknowledged – the ones behind a polite smile or a frown of frustration. To have your true caring seen, as well as your positive intentions and natural goodness.

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QUIZ: How do you Contribute to the World?

You offer many things to others each day in ways large and small. Sometimes people feel good about their contributions into the world – and sometimes they don’t, feeling anxious, stressed, or inadequate. Learn how you feel about your own contributions, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program: https://fwb.rickhanson.net/quizzes/how-do-you-contribute-to-the-world

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Rick’s Picks: The Hardest Rock Climb in the World

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra spent two years working together to climb La Dura Dura (5.15c / 9b+), the world’s hardest climb. This film tells the story of their unique collaboration and shows Adam’s historic first ascent and Chris’ second ascent.

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What We Practice

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled What We Practice.
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Tara Brach Interview on Self-Caring

Check out a clip from my Foundations of Well-Being interview with Tara Brach where we discuss the foundations of Self-Caring.

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