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Oct 31, 2017

When do you feel the most confident, the most powerful? For some it’s when they’re at home, comforted by their loved ones. For others, it’s when they’re in the workplace, taking charge and making decisions. Now strip away that “safe” reassuring environment…do you still feel self-assured? Dr. Rick Hanson, psychologist, senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley and New York Times bestselling author, shares the truth, insight, and research behind finding your internal strength where you least expect it.

Rick’s books, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing and Mother Nurture are available in over 26 languages. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. Rick’s a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and a founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience in Contemplative Wisdom. He’s been invited to speak by NASA, Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard and has taught in meditation centers worldwide. Featured on BBC, CBS, and NPR, Rick offers his Just One Thing newsletter for free to over 120,000 online subscribers. Find more of his work online at Foundations of Well-Being, a program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone — even those with financial need — can do at no cost.

Unwind your neurological settings and get to know the REAL you. 

Key takeaways:

Your internal alarm. Have you ever felt like the world’s happening around you and instead of actively participating, you lock yourself inside your mind? All too often we go with the crowd, shrug off any opportunity to speak our truths, and then sadly miss our chance to experience our own power. Not anymore! Discover the 3-step process called “waking down”…[05:09].

Your empathetic compass. Sometimes it’s difficult to find compassion and vulnerability during a stressful experience. We want to be sympathetic, but we don’t want to be taken advantage of. Is there a way to have a balance when you’re in a hostile situation? Yes! Remember this ONE phrase to get you through it…[09:13].

Your stress responder. You’ve heard it before -- when you take greater risks, you gain more. The same applies to being more compassionate. Research shows that when you experience more compassion, those social experiences can actually make you more resilient. The science behind how having compassion can ACTUALLY have an impact on how you interpret stress…[20:41].

Your neurological footprint. There’s a powerful framework routinely used in psychology that states a person’s course of day, lifespan, or career is a result of their challenges, vulnerabilities, and available resources. It sounds tricky, but it’s not. Rick breaks down this idea and shares the SECRET to actually building your internal strength-- start here…[27:43].

(Hint: It’s not yoga or meditation).

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.