Sean Kyler’s Valedictorian Speech

Sean Kyler gives such a powerful speech touching on topics such as celebrating your successes, preservation and looking at the future with hope and positivity

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Be Friendly

Friend or Foe? The Practice: Be friendly. Why? Friendliness is a down-to-earth approach to others that is welcoming and positive. Think about a time when someone was friendly to you – maybe drawing you into a gathering, saying hello on the sidewalk, or smiling from…

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The Power of Mindfulness: Shauna Shapiro

How do we change? In this pioneering talk, Dr. Shauna Shapiro draws on modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives.

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Right Livelihood

Introduction The Eightfold Path is the fourth of the Buddha’s Noble Truths, and it is the way leading to the uprooting of the causes of suffering, and thus to increasingly stable and profound peacefulness, wisdom, virtue, and happiness.

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Spirit Rock

Taking some “me” time and visiting Spirit Rock for any one of their programs would be very beneficial for those seeking to grow their inner strengths.

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A Caring, Joyful Heart

As you probably know, compassion and loving kindness are central elements of Buddhism. They arise naturally in response to one of those three fundamental characteristics of existence: interdependence/not-self/emptiness.

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Chris Picco Sings “Blackbird” to Son in NICU

After his wife unexpectedly and tragically passed away in her sleep, Lennon was delivered by emergency c-section at just 24 weeks. Chris decided to bring his guitar to sing Blackbird to his baby, Lennon

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Give No One Cause to Fear You

What puts people at ease? The Practice Give no one cause to fear you. Why We evolved to be afraid. The ancient ancestors that were casual and blithely hopeful, underestimating the risks around them – predators, loss of food, aggression from others of their kind…

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Turn Toward Suffering, from Frank Ostaseski

In Western culture, we are taught that if suffering exists, something is wrong. It is a mistake. I had a boss years ago who, when something didn’t work out, demanded, “Whose fault is this? Who is to blame?” When I would explain that sometimes things…

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Interview with Dr. Randy Kamen

Dr. Randy Kamen interviews Dr. Rick Hanson for the Finding Fulfillment and Joy in Midlife online summit. Learn how you can live a rich and meaningful life despite inevitable challenges that may arise as we grow older.

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