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 Hardwiring Happiness, Buddhas 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, hes been an invited speaker at 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.
In today’s episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
- The evolutionary processes that make us have empathy and love for others.
- Social brain theory and what it means for relationships.
- Tuning into your body to become more connected and improve your relationship.
- Recognizing the nature of your experience to improve yourself and your relationship.
- And much more!
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Dr. Hansen’s Daily Tool
Ask your partner three questions per day. How are you feeling? What is it like to be you? And one of your choice!
Make love once a week.
Relationship Advice Resource
Advice for Newlyweds
Don’t be a jerk, keep delivering the goods and remember that you have a unilateral friendship.
Advice for Single Listeners
Get clear on what you want.