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Drop the 'Shoulds'

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

At bottom, "shoulds" are not about events. They're about what you want to experience (especially emotions and sensations) if your demands on reality are met, or what you fear you'll experience if they're not.

See Deep Wants

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Imagine your deepest wants like a soft warm current at your back, gently and powerfully carrying you forward along the long road ahead. How would this feel?

Let It R.A.I.N.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

How can we reclaim, use, enjoy, and be at peace with our whole estate -- without being overwhelmed by its occasional swamps and fumes?

Recognize Suffering in Others

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Watch and listen to those closest to you. What's hurting over there? Face it, even if you have to admit that you are one of its causes. If appropriate, ask some questions, and talk about the answers.