2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

  Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2016 competition have been announced at London’s Natural History Museum. The overall winner is American photographer Tim Laman with his image of…

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Stand up to Bullies

Is anyone being pushed around? The Practice Stand up to bullies. Why Humans are the most social species on the planet. Most of us spend most of our lives working, eating, sleeping, and playing in groups that range in size from two people all the…

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The Third Foundation of Mindfulness

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled, “The Third Foundation of Mindfulness.” More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here.

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Karim Sulayman – I Trust You

  I thought you might enjoy this short but inspiring and uplifting video from Karim Sulayman. Together, we can create a world of caring and trust, instead of fear and uncertainty.   Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online….

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Leave the Red Zone

Leave the Red Zone Are you stressed or upset? The Practice Leave the Red Zone. Why There I was recently, my mind darting in different directions about projects in process, frazzled about little tasks backing up, uneasy about a tax record from 2010 we couldn’t…

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The Sea of Crises

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. This is an short story about Sumo and self discovery in Japan.  

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Know Where You Stand

We need to know the facts: is the stove turned off, do I have health insurance, does my partner love me, are the people who work for me getting the job done? We also need to know our values: what is fair, decent, good, and proper.

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Empty the Cup

Are you full to the rim? The Practice: Empty the cup. Why? Once upon a time, a scholar came to visit a saint. After the scholar had been orating and propounding for a while, the saint proposed some tea. She slowly filled the scholar’s cup:…

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Enjoy The Good That Lasts

Enjoy the Good That Lasts What doesn’t rust? The Practice Enjoy the good that lasts. Why So many things change. Leaves fall, friends move away, children leave home. My dad died a year ago, and my mom about ten years before that. I don’t know…

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Earth in True Perspective

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. It can be hard to understand our relative size on a cosmic level. This series of images helps make it clear.  

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