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…]

Rick’s Picks: Wealth Inequality in America

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

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Tune Into Others

What Are They Feeling? The Practice: Tune into others. Why? Imagine a world in which people interacted with each other like ants or fish. Imagine a day at work like this, or in your family, aware of the surface behavior of the people around you but oblivious to their inner life while they remain unmoved

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QUIZ: Do You Have Grit?

Can you be as the occasion demands? How determined, patient, persistent, and (as needed) feral are you?
Find out how much Grit you have, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program:
https://fwb.rickhanson.net/gritquiz

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Rick’s Picks: I Took The Dalai Lama To A Ski Resort And He Told Me The Meaning Of Life

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Douglas Preston writes for slate.com about his ski trip with the Dalai Lama: As we finished, a young waitress with tangled, dirty-blond hair and a beaded headband began clearing our table. She stopped to listen to the conversation and finally sat down,

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Not So Hard on Yourself

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Not So Hard on Yourself.
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Jack Kornfield Interview on Mindfulness

“We all have needs, we all have loneliness, we all have a certain measure of longing that’s unmet – and it’s not that there’s something wrong with us, it’s just one part of us. You can witness these different experiences from a space of loving awareness, and you become wise, and kind.” -Jack Kornfield In

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Rick’s Picks: Inside an Orbital Laboratory

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide

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Drop The Case

Who are you prosecuting? The Practice: Drop the case. Why? Lately I’ve been thinking about a kind of “case” that’s been running in my mind about someone in my extended family. The case is a combination of feeling hurt and mistreated, critique of the other person, irritation with others who haven’t supported me, views about

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