Listening to Your Longing for Peace

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Listening to Your Longing for Peace. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group/.
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Rick’s Picks: Four Year Old Reviews French Laundry

Rick’s Picks is a new series of posts highlighting the very best content online. In what has to be the most adorable review of a restaurant ever written, The Bold Italic writer Jessica Saia takes a friend’s four-year-old daughter to The French Laundry and subjects its legendary tasting menu to her simple yet extremely judgmental

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The Enlightened Brain

I thought you might like to listen to a sample from my audio program – The Enlightened Brain: The Neuroscience of Awakening – in which I offer practical tools to reshape your brain for awakening. Enjoy! I’d love to hear your feedback about this audio excerpt in the comments below!

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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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Fear

I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Ask Dr. Nandi Show on the topic of Fear.
I hope you enjoy it!
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Stress-Proof Your Brain

Our brains have evolved powerful tools for coping with threats and danger—but in the face of modern stresses like information overload, money worries, and interpersonal conflicts, our survival reflexes can do more harm than good. To help you adapt your nervous system to the challenges of today’s world, I’m offering a sample of my audio

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Giving Is the Most Natural Thing in the World

We spend a lot of time giving to others. It’s the most natural thing in the world. Most giving is small, in passing, hardly noticed, the breath and wallpaper of life. It’s not hard to overlook. And with all the attention paid in the media to images and words of destruction and horrible mistreatment, it

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Bear It

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Bear It. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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Feeling Loved

At this year’s Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference I offered a keynote presentation on Feeling Loved. I hope you like it!

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Questions About Compassion

“How do I develop an inner protector?” “You’ve said that love and compassion can combat anxiety. How do they do that—and how can we access those feelings more readily, particularly when we feel threatened?” “Once an uncomfortable pattern has developed, bad expectations seem to be a self-fulfilling prophecy for some folks – is there a

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