Just One Thing

Simple Practices from Dr. Rick Hanson

We are so busy these days that it’s great to have just one thing to focus on: a simple theme to reflect on and be inspired by.

These practices are grounded in brain science, positive psychology, and contemplative training. They’re simple and easy to do – and they produce powerful results. For example, one practice asks you to take a few minutes each day to notice little things you appreciate or feel grateful for, like the smell of an orange, or the smile of a friend. This may not sound like much, but research has shown that this practice will lift your mood, protect you against stress, and even strengthen your immune system.