647: Rick Hanson -- How To Hardwire Your Brain For Happiness And Resilience

Do you want to be happy, joyful, at peace? I can’t imagine anyone would say no. But as a human we generally look to our circumstances to provide these things. Something else is being...resilient...meaning ‘able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions’? So in this show we get to what I’m tempted to label a root issue of our personal performance, but that doesn’t feel like it does us justice. It’s Our very selves, our joy, our peace, our very lives. Rick Hanson is a psychologist whose focus is neuroscience. He wrote the book “Hardwiring Happiness” that my business partner who is an MD, said I MUST read. I went to buy the book and saw he had a new book, “Resilient” - How To Grow An Unshakable Core Of Calm, Strength, and HappinessNow folks, this isn’t about merely “feeling good”. You can get a temporary feel good from many things, as i mentioned before...circumstances. But We’re talking the foundation of ourselves. Being Calm in any situation, strong overall, and having true, enduring happiness. Those are not easy things to attain, and few truly have. All you strive for, every day, is for an ultimate goal. What is it? To be miserable, or happy and joyful? To be stressed out and worried, or at peace? So this is not theory, it comes from Rick’s research. It is an eye-opening, profound conversation. Quick background on Rick Hanson, he’s a Ph.D., a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 28 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture.He’s founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. In 2016 he gave a keynote address at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.You can find Rick’s books at.rickhanson.net/ , but if you are as intrigued by what you hear as I believe you will be, I encourage you to go to thefoundationsofwellbeing.com/ where you can literally engage with Rick’s methodology and neuroscience. Thefoundationsofwellbeing.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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