QUIZ: How Self-Worthy Are You?

A lot of people know intellectually that they have good qualities – but deep down they don’t feel that good about themselves, often with related feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness, being “less than,” exclusion, harsh self-criticism, unloveability, and shame. Find out how you’re doing in these…

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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…

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Already Happy Now

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Already Happy Now.

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

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Aspiration: An Interview with Dan Siegel

“Life is always unfolding, you’re always in an emerging process… only junk can really make you feel stagnat or chaotic, and the beautiful thing about being a human being is you have a choice. With awareness, you can use liberate yourself and free yourself to…

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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…

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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…

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QUIZ: Are You Too Afraid?

Fear serves important functions, alerting us to threats and guiding our responses. However, when we cling to, or have too much fear, we suffer unnecessary stress and fatigue, and often avoid opportunities and relationships that could contribute to our happiness and satisfaction. Find out if…

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QUIZ: Are You Too Afraid?

Fear serves important functions, alerting us to threats and guiding our responses. However, when we cling to, or have too much fear, we suffer unnecessary stress and fatigue, and often avoid opportunities and relationships that could contribute to our happiness and satisfaction. Find out if you have too much fear with this short quiz from

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Rick’s Picks: Gratitude with Louie Schwartzberg at TEDxSF

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg‘s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on…

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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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