Author: Rick Hanson

You offer many things to others each day in ways large and small. Sometimes people feel good about their contributions into the world - and sometimes they don’t, feeling anxious, stressed, or inadequate. Learn how you feel about your own contributions, with this short quiz from...

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled What We Practice. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found here....

What we do with our childhood hopes and dreams affects us as we change and grow our entire lives. By listening to your longings you can reclaim the dreams you had for yourself as a child and find work that is at the intersection of...

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Practice for Others, Too. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found here....

Are you all over the place? The Practice: Rest in center. Why? Gravity and entropy are powerful processes in the natural world. Gravity draws things together, toward a center, while entropy scatters them into disorder. In much the same way, in our own lives, some things bring us...

How do you love? The Practice: Love freely. Why? In my early 20's, I went through Rolfing, a form of deep-tissue bodywork, and I nervously anticipated the 5th session, the one that goes deep into the belly. But instead of gobs of repressed emotional pain, what poured out was...

What's left out? The Practice: Feel whole. Why? When I look back on mistakes I've made - like dumping my anger on someone, making assumptions in haste, partying too much, losing my nerve, being afraid to speak from my heart - in all cases a part of me had...

What's in your mind? The Practice: Be mind full of good. Why? It's kind of amazing: right now, what you think and feel, enjoy and suffer, is changing your brain. The brain is the organ that learns, designed by evolution to be changed by our experiences: what scientists call...

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