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Are you exaggerating sticks while downplaying carrots? The Practice: Wake up to good news. Why? "Tell the truth." It's the foundation of science, ethics, and relationships. But we have a brain that evolved to tell lies to help us survive. As I've written before, over several hundred million years...

Are you thinking too much? The Practice: Rest your weary head. Why? The traditional saying that's this week's practice has been sinking in for me lately. Thoughts have been swirling around like a sandstorm about work, things I've been reading, household tasks, finances, concerns about people, a yard that...

What's the hurry? The Practice: Avoid the rush. Why? As I was meditating this morning, our cat hopped up in my lap. It felt sweet to sit there with him. And yet - even though I was feeling fine and had plenty of time, there was this internal pressure...

On this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Hanson and Forrest begin the strength of Confidence with an exploration of “attachment theory.” Particularly, they focus on how adults who may have had challenging childhood relationships can become more securely attached in the here and...

What's the light that will guide you out of your own tangled woods - both the woods "out there" in the world and the ones "in here," in your own mind?...

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. ...

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