Men have long been silent and stoic about their inner lives, but there’s every reason for them to open up emotionally—and their partners are helping.
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Rick Hanson Ph.D. on March 20, 2023
A Personal Perspective: Compassion and kindness express inner freedom.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on March 13, 2023
In small and passing quantities, anger can be like medicine, but in large and lasting quantities, it poisons the mind and relationships.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on March 6, 2023
Positive feelings can be present alongside negative ones. Joy makes us stronger and fuels us to keep going for the sake of others.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on February 27, 2023
Know you are not alone, whatever you are dealing with, from personal health problems to a worry about a child or concern about global events. We stand together on common ground.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on February 20, 2023
At a time when you may feel powerless about the wider world, here and now, you can make a real difference. Love is never defeated.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on February 13, 2023
Strong forces have always tried to confuse and frighten others. Whatever outward action is necessary, you can preserve inner freedom.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on February 6, 2023
Be your whole self; it's your whole self that you can trust. See what happens when you let yourself fall backward into your own arms, trusting that they will catch you.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on January 30, 2023
When you recognize the truth of others’ pain, it is strangely calming. Seeing the pain and its causes are just a tiny part of a mostly impersonal whole.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on January 23, 2023
Try to see the world as if you are seeing it for the first time. If we are filled with wonder and surprise, we would treat ourselves, others, and our fragile world more gently.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on January 17, 2023
Believe in realistic thinking and seeing reality. Life is often hard, but try to focus on the good facts in life. Let them become good experiences, and let them really sink in.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on January 9, 2023
Personal Perspective: For better or worse, what you do to others ripples back to you, and vice versa. Recognizing this will change the lives of others for the better.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on January 2, 2023
Daily life is full of opportunities to notice or create experiences of inner strength, a psychological resource. Take it into yourself, making it a part of you.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on December 12, 2022
How to stop things from building up, understand what's making you angry, and turn anger into peace.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on December 5, 2022
Minor differences in parenting style are OK. But children get confused when there are major differences. Here are five ways to work together effectively and get the best possible results.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 29, 2022
Stress builds up over time, so it's important to do small things throughout the day to keep the stress meter in the "green zone." There are many ways to lower stress.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 21, 2022
Make sure you are getting enough sleep and eating correctly, doing exercise regularly, avoiding health hazards, and having regular checkups.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 14, 2022
Stop the urgency of the day, let quiet fill the air, and let your thoughts slow down. There is presence in this moment and no worries about the future.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 7, 2022
Moments of practice add up over time, and you feel more like a whole person, less fragmented. You feel more fed, fulfilled, connected, and entwined with the world.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on October 31, 2022
Love is in our nature, woven into our DNA. It doesn't need to be pushed or pumped. It needs to be released.
Rick Hanson Ph.D. on October 24, 2022
The relentless pace of doing wears down mental and physical health. What you need to do while refreshing is have a sense of choice.