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Writings on Well-Being Dr. Rick Hanson

Get Out of the War

Get Out of the War

Conflicts with others are a normal part of life. But if we do this while swept away by anger, that’s not good for us or others.

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Trust In Love

Trust In Love

Love is like air. It may be hard to see – but it’s in you and all around you.

Trust Yourself

Trust Yourself

See what happens when you bet on yourself, when you back your own play. See what happens when you let yourself fall backward into your own arms, trusting that they will catch you.

Love What’s Real

Love What’s Real

What do a healthy relationship, family, organization, or country have in common? They are grounded in what is real. They seek the truth, tell the truth, and learn from the truth.

“Us” All “Thems”

“Us” All “Thems”

Finding common ground with every person – especially those you fear or are angry with or who are simply very different from you – builds bridges among us, widens circles, and allows us to live together in peace.

Love the World

Love the World

Humanity has great power for good and ill. As the earth heats up, as species go extinct and resources decline, it is critically important that a fourth major motivation guide our thoughts, words, and above all, deeds: Love the world.

Grow a Key Inner Strength

Grow a Key Inner Strength

What’s your “Vitamin C?” “Vitamin C” is. Daily life is full of opportunities to notice or create experiences of inner strength, a psychological resource. Take it into yourself, making it a part of you.

Take Heart

Take Heart

What do you do when the bottom falls out? Take heart. By “taking heart,” I mean several related things: Sensing your heart and chest, finding encouragement in what is good both around you and inside you, resting in your own warmth, compassion, and