Relax, You’ve Arrived

Are we there yet? The Practice: Relax, you’ve arrived. Why? We spend so much of our time trying to get somewhere. Part of this comes from our biological nature. To survive, animals – including us – have to be goal-directed, leaning into the future. It’s…

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The Caring Quilt Creative Activity

Check out this great creative activity that will deepen and internalize your sense of being cared about – an important inner resource for resilience, happiness, and satisfying relationships, and a key part of the Foundations of Well-Being. This 12-minute video guides you through an experiential…

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Do Before You’re Ready

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Great comic strip based on the words of Amy Poehler. (Please note you may need to zoom in on your browser to view this.)  

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Welcome Joy

What’s the spark and what’s the fuel? Welcome joy. Positive emotions – such as feelings of gratitude, love, and confidence – strengthen the immune system, protect the heart against loss and trauma, build relationships, increase resilience, and promote success

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Practicing With Pain and Threat

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Practicing With Pain and Threat.
More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here.
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QUIZ: Do You Realize Your Dreams?

What hopes and dreams did you have as a child? How has it gone with fulfilling them? Does the part of your life that is “work” feel like a good combination of what you really enjoy doing, are talented at, and care about? Investigate this…

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Malala Yousafzai Interview

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Malala Yousafzai is the youngest ever Nobel laureate, awarded the Peace Prize in 2014 for her activism for the rights of all children to education, and for equal access to education for…

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Find Your Ground

What can you do when you’re shaken? Find your ground. It’s clear that we all need a place to stand. A physical place to be sure – hearth and home, land and sea, a bed to curl up in – but also psychological or spiritual places, such as feeling loved, a calm clear center inside

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Speak From The Heart

What’s Your Heart Saying? The Practice: Speak from the heart. Why? One Christmas I hiked down into the Grand Canyon, whose bottom lay a vertical mile below the rim. Its walls were layered like a cake, and a foot-high stripe of red or gray rock…

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Paul Gilbert: An 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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