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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How To Use Math To Crush Your Friends At Monopoly

Monopoly is a classic American game and an excellent way to spend some quality time with your family – being present with them. Using some great math skills to dominate the game would make the experience even better

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Listen to Your Longing for Peace

  Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled, “Listen to Your Longing for Peace.” More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here.

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Kiva

  Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Want to make a big difference to someone else in the world, for just $25? Check out Kiva – where you can offer a micro-loan for an entrepreneur of your choice—from…

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See the Big Picture

The tree or the forest? See the big picture. The vast majority of human acts each day are constructive: making meals, tending to children, saying hello, restraining anger, completing tasks, planting seeds, teaching, healing, nurturing, cooperating

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Play and Practice

  Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled, “Play and Practice.” More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here.

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Snake Oil Supplements?

Are those supplements really helping you? Check out this cool interactive chart that displays scientific evidence for popular health supplements, showing tangible human health benefits (or lack thereof) when taken orally by an adult with a healthy diet.

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Self-Consciousness and Self-Awareness

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled, “Self-Consciousness and Self-Awareness.” More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here.

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