Author: Rick Hanson

What's fundamental? The Practice: Back to Basics. Why? In middle school, I thought it would be cool to play a musical instrument, and picked the clarinet. My wise parents rented one rather than buying it, and I started practicing. (In the garage because it sounded pretty screechy.) After...

Why do we have cheerleaders? The Practice: Don't rain on the parade. Why? Let's say you've had an interesting idea or moment of inspiration, or thought of a new project, or felt some enthusiasm bubbling up inside you. Your notions are not fully formed and you're not really...

On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Hanson and Forrest look at the role fully taking in the good things in life has in the process of building mental strengths. ...

Are you taking care of yourself? The Practice: Stay well. Why? [Note: This JOT is adapted from Mother Nurture, a book written for mothers - focusing on typical parenting situations and gender differences that are experienced by many, though not all, mothers and fathers, and by parents in...

What do you think about when you first wake up? The Practice: Lean into good on first waking. Why? Waking up is like the sun rising. At first it's mostly dark, as glimmers of consciousness begin to light the shadows. Emerging into full wakefulness, the fogs and veils...

On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Hanson and Forrest discuss the strength of Vitality, and how it relates to grit. They explore how we can form more positive relationships with our bodies by accepting, nurturing, and appreciating them...

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