Being Well Podcast: How to Become Psychologically Flexible (from formerly rigid people)

Being Well Podcast: How to Become Psychologically Flexible (from formerly rigid people)

Just like how physical flexibility is the amount of stretch in our muscles, the ability they have to bend without breaking, psychological flexibility is the same quality in our minds. It helps us look at situations in new lights, be open to our emotions, let go of old versions of ourselves, and step into new ways of being.

Being Well Podcast: Start Now: Mid-Year Resolutions

Being Well Podcast: Start Now: Mid-Year Resolutions

We’re halfway through a very strange year, and it’s a good time to take stock, check in with ourselves, and establish some new commitments – even if they’re as simple as being kind to ourselves. When things happen *to* us, as they have in many ways this year, it’s easy to feel helpless. One way we can reclaim our experience of agency is by finding where we *do* still have influence over our outcomes. And that’s what Forrest and I explore in this episode: how to start anew under the circumstances we find ourselves in.

Finding Agency in a Chaotic World

Finding Agency in a Chaotic World

The art of engaged life is to tap into healthy outrage, fieriness, fierce compassion, moral disgust, etc. without getting sucked into the “poisons” (Buddhist reference) of ill will, hatred, contempt, us-against-them tribalism.

Being Well Podcast: Agency

Being Well Podcast: Agency

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 a cause rather than an effect.