QUIZ: Do You Realize Your Dreams?

What we do with our childhood hopes and dreams affects us as we change and grow our entire lives. By listening to your longings you can reclaim the dreams you had for yourself as a child and find work that is at the intersection of what you love, what you’re talented at, and what you

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Rick’s Picks: Brene Brown on The Power of Vulnerability

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

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Practice for Others, Too

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Practice for Others, Too.
More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found here.
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Choose To Love

What does your heart say? The Practice: Choose to love. Why? Many years ago, I was in a significant relationship in which the other person started doing things that surprised and hurt me. I’ll preserve the privacy here so I won’t be concrete, but it was pretty intense. After going through the first wave of

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Rest in Center

Are you all over the place? The Practice: Rest in center. Why? Gravity and entropy are powerful processes in the natural world. Gravity draws things together, toward a center, while entropy scatters them into disorder. In much the same way, in our own lives, some things bring us to center, while others disturb and disperse

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Love Freely

How do you love? The Practice: Love freely. Why? In my early 20’s, I went through Rolfing, a form of deep-tissue bodywork, and I nervously anticipated the 5th session, the one that goes deep into the belly. But instead of gobs of repressed emotional pain, what poured out was love – waves and waves of

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Feel Whole

What’s left out? The Practice: Feel whole. Why? When I look back on mistakes I’ve made – like dumping my anger on someone, making assumptions in haste, partying too much, losing my nerve, being afraid to speak from my heart – in all cases a part of me had taken over. You know what I

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Be Mind Full of Good

What’s in your mind? The Practice: Be mind full of good. Why? It’s kind of amazing: right now, what you think and feel, enjoy and suffer, is changing your brain. The brain is the organ that learns, designed by evolution to be changed by our experiences: what scientists call experience-dependent neuroplasticity. Neurons that fire together,

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Drop the Load

Are you doing too much? The Practice: Drop the load. Why? You may have seen the old Mickey Mouse movie in which he is working at a conveyor belt in a factory. More and more widgets come at him that he has to handle, and he gets increasingly frazzled as he struggles to keep up.

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Rick’s Picks: This mesmerizing video shows how incredibly vast space really is

The video below shows just how huge our galaxy is. Pretty astonishing!

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