Let Things Change

What’s changing? The Practice: Let Things Change Why? The fifth of my personal Top 5 practices (all tied for first place) is open out, by which I mean relaxing into a growing sense of connection, even oneness, with all things. (The other four are be…

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Let Things Change

What’s changing? The Practice: Let Things Change Why? The fifth of my personal Top 5 practices (all tied for first place) is 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, and go green.) “Opening

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Put No One Out of Your Heart

What is an open heart? The Practice: Put no one out of your heart. Why? We all know people who are, ah, . . . challenging. It could be a critical parent, a bossy supervisor, a relative who has you walking on eggshells, a nice…

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QUIZ: Are You a Self-Starter?

One of the secrets to a happy and productive life is to know how to help yourself come to want things that are good for you and others . . . that you don’t initially want that much. Find out how good you are at…

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QUIZ: Are You a Self-Starter?

One of the secrets to a happy and productive life is to know how to help yourself come to want things that are good for you and others . . . that you don’t initially want that much. Find out how good you are at motivating yourself, or nudging yourself in a kind way, rather

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Accept Dependence

What makes your life? The Practice: Accept dependence. Why? Want to try a little experiment? Stop breathing. Really. For a few seconds, maybe a few dozen seconds, and see how it feels. For me, this experiment is an intimate way to experience a deep truth,…

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Accept Dependence

What makes your life? The Practice: Accept dependence. Why? Want to try a little experiment? Stop breathing. Really. For a few seconds, maybe a few dozen seconds, and see how it feels. For me, this experiment is an intimate way to experience a deep truth, that we live dependently, relying on 10,000 things for physical

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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.

More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found here.

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Bob Emmons Interview on Gratitude

I had the pleasure of interviewing Gratitude expert Bob Emmons for my Foundations of Well-Being program. Watch this clip to hear about the benefits of Gratitude and how to literally construct it at any moment in your life, no matter what your circumsta… [Read more…]

Bob Emmons Interview on Gratitude

I had the pleasure of interviewing Gratitude expert Bob Emmons for my Foundations of Well-Being program. Watch this clip to hear about the benefits of Gratitude and how to literally construct it at any moment in your life, no matter what your circumsta… [Read more…]