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 essential areas with this short quiz from my Foundations of

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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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QUIZ: How Do You Handle Anger?

Anger is a normal response to pain, threat, and injustice. But frequent or chronic anger is fatiguing and stressful; like hot acid, it eats away at your mental and physical health. Find out how successfully you’re handling your own anger, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program: https://fwb.rickhanson.net/quizzes/how-do-you-handle-anger

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Rick’s Picks: The Power Paradox

  Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. In this new book – The Power Paradox – UC Berkeley psychologist, Dr. Dacher Keltner offers a revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power. He demonstrates how compassion and selflessness enable us to have the most influence over

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QUIZ: Do You Value Yourself?

As profoundly social animals, we have a deep need to feel good about ourselves, especially in relation to others. See how you’re doing in this area and find ways to develop a healthy and appropriate sense of worth, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program: https://fwb.rickhanson.net/quizzes/do-you-value-yourself

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QUIZ: What’s Your Passion Style?

It can feel great to rev up – get excited, eager, thrilled, energized, intense – but these passions can also tip quickly into stress, negative emotions like anger, fatigue, and conflicts with others. Find out how balanced your sense of passion is with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program: https://fwb.rickhanson.net/quizzes/whats-your-passion-style

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Quiz: How Safe Are You?

A lot of unease, worry, and fear is unwarranted: truly, the threats are not that likely or large, and your resources for dealing with threats are greater than you think. Feeling as safe as you reasonably can is really useful: it reduces stressful anxiety, prevents vicious cycles of conflict with others, and supports you in

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Quiz: How Well Do You Deal with Challenges?

Having a strong foundation will determine how you react to obstacles and challenges in life.
Find out if you have the resources necessary to handle anything that comes your way, with this short quiz from my Foundations of Well-Being program:
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The Samadhi Pillar of Practice

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled The Samadhi Pillar of Practice.
More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found here.
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QUIZ: How Strong is Your Center?

In relationships, it’s natural to join with others, but it’s also fundamentally important to have a strong sense of your own autonomy. By strengthening your sense of “me” – in effect, establishing a kind of secure base inside yourself, – you will be more able to explore “we” out in the world. Find out how

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