QUIZ: Are You Too Afraid?

Fear serves important functions, alerting us to threats and guiding our responses. However, when we cling to, or have too much fear, we suffer unnecessary stress and fatigue, and often avoid opportunities and relationships that could contribute to our happiness and satisfaction. Find out if you have too much fear with this short quiz from

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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…

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Practicing with Negative Reactions to Others

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Practicing with Negative Reactions to Others.

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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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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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Take in the Good

Do Positive Experiences “Stick to Your Ribs?” The Practice Take in the good. Why? Scientists believe that your brain has a built-in “negativity bias.” In other words, as we evolved over millions of years, dodging sticks and chasing carrots, it was a lot more important…

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QUIZ: How Do You Handle Anger?

Anger is a normal response to pain, threat, and injustice. But frequent or chronic anger is fatiguing and stressful; like hot acid, it eats away at your mental and physical health. Find out how successfully you’re handling your own anger, with this short quiz from…

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QUIZ: How Do You Handle Anger?

Anger is a normal response to pain, threat, and injustice. But frequent or chronic anger is fatiguing and stressful; like hot acid, it eats away at your mental and physical health. Find out how successfully you’re handling your own anger, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program: https://fwb.rickhanson.net/quizzes/how-do-you-handle-anger

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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…

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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…

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