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“Oxygen is made inside stars as they blow up in the universe. We are breathing stardust.”

– Rick Hanson

Feeling lost or adrift? Today’s discussion with Dr. Rick Hanson is the remedy you need. Dr. Hanson is a psychologist who studies the intersection between science and spirituality. On this episode of The SimplyBe. Podcast, he’s sharing practical tools such as the Three Breaths technique and the seven qualities that lead to happiness. Listen in and take notes!

The last few months have been relentless, and Jessica felt like she was crashing. Talking to Dr. Rick Hanson was a much-needed balm for the soul. Dr. Hanson is a New York Times Bestselling author of books like Buddha Brain, and his latest, Neurodharma. He is an expert both at the science behind your brain, and the role that spirituality plays in mental health.

On today’s episode of The SimplyBe. Podcast, Dr. Hanson teaches the Three Breaths technique, shares the seven qualities that lead to happiness, and explains why we each suffer from chronic inner homelessness. Take a listen and apply these practices to your own life.

In this episode of The SimplyBe. Podcast:

  • [04:09] – It’s go time

  • [07:39] – Who is Dr. Rick Hanson?

  • [14:39] – Neurodharma

  • [17:29] – Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness

  • [27:55] – Changing your brain in lasting ways

  • [34:50] – The importance of feeling

  • [37:36] – The Rick Hanson brand

  • [41:15] – The fine line

  • [49:30] – Stop thinking about yourself

  • [53:55] – How to launch a successful book

  • [58:08] – What does SimplyBe. mean to Rick?

More about this episode's Guest:

Rick Hanson, PhD is 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 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture—with 900,000 copies in English alone.

This show is produced by Soulfire Productions


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