Understanding to accept what we can change verse what we cannot change in our lives is a huge part of living a happier life. Listen to today’s show to learn how to cultivate acceptance and how it will improve your relationships.

In this episode with Dr. Greg Hammer we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How acceptance is an antidote to suffering
  • Specific tools and practices to cultivate more acceptance in your life
  • Why we should not be trying to satisfy a sense of lack through our relationship
  • Using mindfulness to cultivate more acceptance
  • How to sit with discomfort
  • Differentiating between things we can change and things we cannot
  • And much more!

Greg Hammer, MD is a recently retired professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, pediatric intensive care physician, pediatric anesthesiologist, wellness and mindfulness lecturer, and the author of GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals. Dr. Hammer was the Chair of the Physician Wellness Task Force for the California Society of Anesthesiologists as well as a former member of the Stanford WellMD initiative. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer on wellness at institutions worldwide and has taught the GAIN method to medical students, residents, and fellows at Stanford. Dr. Hammer’s clinical focus has been in pediatric cardiac anesthesia and pediatric critical care medicine. His research was primarily focused on developmental pharmacology and immunology, and had an active laboratory with multiple ongoing studies in these areas. He has published widely on topics related to pharmacology and perioperative care of children undergoing cardiac and thoracic procedures as well as organ transplantation. Dr. Hammer is a health enthusiast and meditator, utilizing a non-duality and mindfulness-based approach, including the GAIN method.





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