Rick Hanson joins us to speak about his new book Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness.
When I hear the word resilient, I used to think of it as pushing against, being resistant to something else. Over time, though, this has proven to be too narrow an idea, not able to encompass the complexities and nuances of resilience. Most surprising was the idea of being able to nurture it, and grow our capacity to bounce back, and even thrive, in difficulties.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., 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 26 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 120,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.
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