QUIZ: How Filled with Compassion are You?

In essence, compassion is the wish that beings not suffer, and kindness is the wish that beings are happy – usually along with feelings of warmhearted caring. Did you know that studies show that people can increase these qualities in themselves, even changing their brains in the process? Find out how much compassion and kindness

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Grow a Key Inner Strength

What do you need? The Practice: Grow a key inner strength. Why? We all have issues – including demands upon us, stresses, illnesses, losses, vulnerabilities, and pain. (As Alan Watts put it: “Life is wiggly.”) Of course, many of our issues – in the broad…

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When You Just Can’t Make a Good Thing Happen

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled When You Just Can’t Make a Good Thing Happen.

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

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When You Just Can’t Make a Good Thing Happen

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled When You Just Can’t Make a Good Thing Happen.

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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Do Freely

What are you doing? The Practice: Do freely. Why? Most people spend most minutes of most days doing one thing after another. I sure do. Typing these words is a kind of doing, as is driving to work, making dinner, brushing one’s teeth, or putting…

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Take in the Good

Do Positive Experiences “Stick to Your Ribs?” The Practice Take in the good. Why? Scientists believe that your brain has a built-in “negativity bias.” In other words, as we evolved over millions of years, dodging sticks and chasing carrots, it was a lot more important…

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QUIZ: Do You Know When to Stop?

Whether driving a car or going through life altogether, we need to be able to speed up skillfully . . . as well as slow down and even stop. How is it going with whatever you want to decrease or stop in your own life?…

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QUIZ: Do You Know When to Stop?

Whether driving a car or going through life altogether, we need to be able to speed up skillfully . . . as well as slow down and even stop. How is it going with whatever you want to decrease or stop in your own life? Perhaps related to food, drugs and alcohol, media. And can

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Relax Needless Fear Around Others

Does it feel safe with other people? The Practice: Relax needless fear around others. Why? We all know this fear. You’re walking down a street, someone you don’t know comes toward you, and there’s a second or more of wariness, scanning, apprehension, and tension or…

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