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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Tend to the Causes

Are You Watering the Fruit Tree? The Practice Tend to the causes. Why? Let’s say you want to get apples from a tree of your own. So you go to a nursery and pick a good sapling, bring it home, and plant it carefully with…

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QUIZ: What’s Your Expression Style?

As profoundly social primates, we have a normal longing for others to find the buried treasure inside of us – but we must express ourselves for this to happen. Find out how comfortable you are expressing yourself, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program: https://fwb.rickhanson.net/quizzes/whats-your-expression-style

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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…

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Recognizing Stillness

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Recognizing Stillness.
More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found here.
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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…

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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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