Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson explore the practical science of lasting well-being, and teach you how to build reliable inner strengths, overcome your challenges, and get the most out of life. New conversations every Monday.
The Heart of Zen with Henry Shukman
Henry Shukman, the guiding teacher of Mountain Cloud Zen Center, joins Rick and Forrest to explore self-transcendent experiences, relaxing self-identification, and the warm heart at the core of Zen practice.
The New Normal with Dr. Jennifer Ashton
The Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, joins Rick and Forrest to discuss everything you need to know about the current state of the pandemic. This includes what vaccinated people should feel comfortable doing, the J&J vaccine pause, how to think about risk, and how we can support our physical and mental health during the New Normal.
Why We Meditate: Purposes, Methods, and Common Misconceptions
What's the "point" of meditation, and how can we build a practice that works for us? In this episode Rick and Forrest clear up some common misconceptions about meditation, explore major forms of meditation, and share how you can get more out of your practice.
Working With Your Anxiety
Over the last year we’ve all been through a lot. In addition to the many major costs, there have been smaller, subtler costs, including a pervasive feeling of anxiety. In this episode, Rick and Forrest walk through a normal experience of anxiety and offer some suggestions for how to overcome it.
Mindful Practice in the Real World with Stephen Snyder
How can we bring useful qualities of contemplative practice into our normal, everyday lives as people living in the real world? Senior meditation teacher and author Stephen Snyder joins us to explore that overarching question, alongside a variety of topics related to “not-self,” the true nature of the self, and self-transcendence.
Building Healthy Boundaries with Nedra Tawwab
One of the hardest, and most important, parts of creating great relationships is setting healthy boundaries with other people. Boundaries expert Nedra Glover Tawwab joins the show to explore how we can trust our instincts, work through codependency, and build better boundaries.
“Refresh” button for my mind
I love how familiar the hosts, guests and topics feel yet I constantly arrive in new places or expand my point of view. Thank you fir the thoughtful and caring approach.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton
I love this podcast.
But I just need to make this comment — Dr. Ashton said there were warnings about a global pandemic for years and she said no one listened. However, President Obama had a pandemic plan. He did listen. The former guy threw it away when he came into office. If anyone doesn’t believe this, they can look it up. Its was reported by credible sources.
My morning grounding
I listen to one of the Being Well podcasts every morning before I get out of bed. It helps me set my course for a more peaceful, grateful day. I especially appreciate Forrest’s summary at the end of each episode.