Rick Hanson

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. He's been an invited speaker at NASA and Google, and at Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and he's taught in meditation centers worldwide. His books are available in 28 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and Radio New Zealand, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with 135,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well–Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.

Documents & Publications

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Just One Thing: See What’s Likeable

Our response to liking or disliking things depends a lot on what we pay attention to to and on our own perspective.

Just One Thing: Accept Difficulty

Difficulties come and go. Meanwhile, your own good qualities and the good things in life persist and remain.

Find Stillness

Drop The "Shoulds"

Hold Wants Lightly

Feel Cared About

Love Someone

10 Ways to Support Your Partner

15 Ways to Feel Good

Just One Thing: Say Thanks

Just One Thing: Pay Attention


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