Meditations for Happiness

Happiness is far more than a positive feeling that comes and goes. Science is now proving that happiness is a skill that you can develop. My audio program – Meditations for Happiness: Rewire Your Brain for Lasting Contentment and Peace – brings you a series of practices that allow you to literally rewire the neural

The post Meditations for Happiness appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more...]

Enjoy Four Kinds of Peace

What’s your sense of peace? The Practice: Enjoy four kinds of peace. Why? “Peace” can sound merely sentimental or clichéd (“visualize whirled peas”). But deep down, it’s what most of us long for. Consider the proverb: The highest happiness is peace. Not a peace inside that ignores pain in oneself or others, or is acquired by shutting down.

The post Enjoy Four Kinds of Peace appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more...]

Cultivating Happiness

I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Ask Dr. Nandi Show on Cultivating Happiness. I hope you enjoy it! Ask Dr. Nandi Cultivating Happiness – 361 from Ask Dr. Nandi on Vimeo.

The post Cultivating Happiness appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more...]

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 sense I’m using the word here – are related to

The post Grow a Key Inner Strength appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more...]

How to Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness

We can outwit our brain’s negative circuitry and tilt ourselves toward the good in life. The inner strengths we all need to cope with life and enjoy it – strengths like resilience, positive emotions, confidence, and feeling loved – are based on underlying neural structures. Most inner strengths come from positive experiences. But to help

The post How to Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more...]

Creating Lasting Happiness in the New Year

The old-fashioned saying that “practice makes perfect” is true for one’s well-being and relationships. Picking just one thing to think about or do in your mind each day helps make the practice easier. Keep it simple. But stick with it. For example, drawing on a few practices in my book, Just One Thing: •  Notice

The post Creating Lasting Happiness in the New Year appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more...]

Gratitude and the ‘Buddha Brain’

A”buddha brain” is one that knows how to be deeply happy, loving, and wise. We develop ourselves in this way by cultivating wholesome qualities and uprooting unwholesome ones. In a sense, we plant flowers and pull weeds in the garden of the mind – which means that we are gradually changing the brain for the better.

The post Gratitude and the ‘Buddha Brain’ appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more...]

Dealing with Holiday Stress

What does it mean to have a simple holiday? For me it means having realistic expectations about what you can actually get done, and not over-committing. Alongside, keeping a sense of perspective and humor about the madness of parking lot traffic jams, weird in-law vibes, crazed children jacked up on sugar and other stimulants, packed

The post Dealing with Holiday Stress appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more...]

TedXMarin

I'm excited to share my @TEDXMarin talk on #HardwiringHappiness with you today! http://t.co/8SpLBqGBUG — Rick Hanson (@drrhanson) November 15, 2013

The post TedXMarin appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more...]

Interview on Self-Directed Brain Change – Part 2

In the second half of a two-part interview, based on my program Self-Directed Brain Change, Tami Simon and I speak about how we can move from a “red” reactive state to a “green” state of calm, how this progression aligns with the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism, and my vision for how how healthy brains can

The post Interview on Self-Directed Brain Change – Part 2 appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

[Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X