It’s Possible to Heal Yourself

A friend of mine suddenly lost her relationship after more than a decade of happiness with her partner. He was the love of her life. After he left, she felt empty and despairing. She talked with her friends, exercised, meditated, and saw a therapist, all of which helped. But her grief still felt intense, and

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Feel The Support

What helps you carry your load? The Practice: Feel the support. Why? We’re all carrying a load, including tasks, challenges, worries, inner criticism, mistreatment from others, physical and emotional pain, loss and illness now or later, and everyday stresses and frustrations. Take a moment to get a sense of your own load. It’s very real,

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HH NYT List Announcement Twitter

Woohoo!! Check out #11! http://t.co/XlJDLT2o5D — Rick Hanson (@drrhanson) October 21, 2013

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New Calendar Subscription Tool

Want to know if I will be in your area in the coming months? You can now subscribe to my teaching calendar at http://t.co/568hs4AbjG — Rick Hanson (@drrhanson) October 17, 2013

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Let Go

What Are You Holding Onto? The Practice: Let go. Why? I’ve done a lot of rock climbing, so I know firsthand the importance sometimes of not letting go! This applies to other things as well: keeping hold of a child’s hand while crossing the street, staying true to your ethics in a tricky situation, or

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Let Things Change

What’s changing? The Practice: Let Things Change Why? Lately I’ve been writing about the fifth of my personal Top 5 practices (all tied for first place): open out, by which I mean relaxing into a growing sense of connection, even oneness, with all things. (The other four are be mindful, love, take in the good,

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Hardwiring Happiness: The HEAL Steps to Inner Strength and Peace

This is the third talk in the series on “Hardwiring Happiness”, based on my new book. To listen to the other talks in the series, go here.
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Hardwiring Happiness: Being for Yourself, and the Three Ways to Practice with Your Mind

This is the second talk in the series on “Hardwiring Happiness”, based on my new book of the same name, which is being released tomorrow, October 8!**
This talk was given at the San Rafael Meditation gathering on September 18, 2013.
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Hardwiring Happiness: Using the Mind to Change the Brain to Change the Mind (Part II)

Part II of a two-part talk on how to use the mind to change the brain to change the mind based on the theme of my new book, Hardwiring Happiness.
This talk was given at the San Rafael Meditation gathering on September 11, 2013.
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Hardwiring Happiness: Using the Mind to Change the Brain to Change the Mind (Part I)

Part I of a two-part talk on how to use the mind to change the brain to change the mind based on the theme of my new book, Hardwiring Happiness. This talk was given at the San Rafael Meditation gathering on September 11, 2013.
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