How to Take in the Good – (updated)

Rick Hanson explains how we can boost our positive emotions and positive experiences. This video was taken at the Greater Good Science Center in UC Berkeley as part of the Science of a Meaningful Life Series.

How to build the neurons in our brains that will make us stable and healthy.

From his youtube channel:
If you can change your brain, you can change your life. That’s the promise of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson, PhD.

Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist and has written and taught extensively about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice as well as about relationships, family life, and raising children.

Rick Hanson has a book that is a collection of small everyday and every moment practices to build our “Buddha Brain:” I love the simplicity of the exercises and that you do them while living your life.  Just One Thing: Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

I get his Just One Thing newsletter to my email weekly. They’re simple thoughts and practices that one can add to their lives one at a time.

UPDATE — Just today WildMind posted one of Rick Hanson’s practices: Feeding the Wolf of Love. That is the sort of thing you would get in your email. I received the very same article via email yesterday.

Other good books by Rick Hanson here:

**Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

**Meditations to Change Your Brain

**Stress-Proof Your Brain: Meditations to Rewire Neural Pathways for Stress Relief and Unconditional Happiness

**The Enlightened Brain: The Neuroscience of Awakening

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