Author: Rick Hanson

How do you talk to people? The Practice: Try a softer tone. Why? When our kids were little, I’d come home from work wanting some peace after the daily roller-coaster and often walk into a living room full of stuff – toy trucks, tennis shoes, bags of chips, etc....

Explore how the ‘feral’ parts of our mind can be a powerful resource, and how we can use that inner strength rather than be used by it....

Gyosen Asakura knows his duty is to protect the family temple. Now, he's using his incredible skills as a DJ to illuminate the temple in a whole new way! This new and exciting addition has brought a brand new audience to the people of Buddhism!...

What's up with these people? The Practice: Give them what they want. Why? Research shows that relationships are built from interactions, and interactions are built from moments. A critical moment in an interaction is when one person wants something from the other one. ("Wants" include wishes, needs,...

​​On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Hanson and Forrest continue their focus on the strength of Grit with determination. Particularly, they look at the different aspects of determination, and explore how we can grow each of them over time....

A familiar face surprises Mr. Rogers after many years! The look on Mr. Rogers face is priceless and this is most definitely a very "feel good" moment for all who witnessed....

What's to like? The Practice: See what's likable. Why? Liking feels good, plus it encourages us to approach and engage the world rather than withdraw from it. Your brain continually tracks whether something is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. In essence, is it a carrot, a stick, or safely ignored?...

On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Hanson begins a new focus on the fourth of the twelve strengths he’ll be covering throughout this series: Grit. Particularly, this episode explores how to grow agency – an aspect of grit where we feel like...

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