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With New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Hanson''s four steps, you can counterbalance your brain''s negativity bias and learn to hardwire happiness in only a few minutes each day. 

Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences and slowly from good ones, but you can change this.
 
Life isn’t easy, and having a brain wired to take in the bad and ignore the good makes us worried, irritated, and stressed, instead of confident, secure, and happy. But each day is filled with opportunities to build inner strengths and Dr. Rick Hanson, an acclaimed clinical psychologist, shows what you can do to override the brain’s default pessimism.
 
Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. You’ll learn to see through the lies your brain tells you. Dr. Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain to make contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In just minutes a day, you can transform your brain into a refuge and power center of calm and happiness.

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"Rick Hanson is a master of his craft, showing us a wise path for daily living in this book. Based in the latest findings of neuroscience, this book reveals that if we understand the brain a little, we can take care of our lives a lot, and make a real difference to our well-being. Here is a book to savor, to practice, and to take to heart."  -Mark Williams, Ph.D., Professor, University of Oxford, author of Mindfulness
 
"The cultivation of happiness is one of the most important skills anyone can ever learn. Luckily, it’s not hard when we know the way to water and nourish these wholesome seeds, which are already there in our consciousness. This book offers simple, accessible, practical steps for touching the peace and joy that are every person’s birthright."  -Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Being Peace and Understanding Our Mind
 
"In this remarkable book, one of the world''s leading authorities on mind training shows how to cultivate the helpful and good within us. In a beautifully written and accessible way, Rick Hanson offers us an inspiring gift of wise insights and compassionate and uplifting practices that will be of enormous benefit to all who read this book. A book of hope and joyfulness."  -Paul Gilbert, Ph.D., O.B.E., Professor, University of Derby, author of The Compassionate Mind
 
"Rick Hanson''s new book works practical magic: it teaches you how, in a few seconds, to rewire your brain for greater happiness, peace, and well-being. This is truly a book I wish every human being could read - it''s that important. I hope we''ll soon be saying to each other, in meetings, over coffee, in crowded subway cars: “Take in the good?”  -Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman''s Comfort Book
 
"Learning to take in the good is like fully and mindfully breathing in life: it allows us to access our inner strengths, creativity, vitality and love. In his brilliant new book, Rick Hanson gives us the fascinating science behind attending to positive experiences, and offers powerful and doable ways to awaken the deep and lasting wellbeing we yearn for."  -Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance
 
"Hardwiring Happiness teaches us the life-affirming skills of inverting our evolutionary bias to hold on to the negative in our lives and instead soak in and savor the positive. What better gift can we give our selves or our loved ones than an effective strategy to increase joy through brain-based steps that are both accessible and pleasurable? Bravo"  -Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, author of Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, and Brainstorm
 
"Rick Hanson is brilliant at making complex scientific information about the brain simple. For anyone wanting to decode the black box of the brain and take advantage of its potential, this is the book to read."  -Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., co-author of Making Marriage Simple

About the Author

Rick Hanson, PhD, is a psychologist, senior fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times bestselling author. His books have been published in twenty-nine languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture, with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free weekly newsletter has 150,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial need. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He loves wilderness and taking a break from emails.

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Chapter 1

Growing Good

Going through school, I was a year or two younger than the other kids in my grade, a shy, skinny, nerdy boy with glasses. Nothing awful happened to me, but it felt like I was watching everyone else through a wall of glass. An outsider, ignored, unwanted, put down. My troubles were small compared to those of many other people. But we all have natural needs to feel seen and valued, especially as children. When these needs aren''t met, it''s like living on a thin soup. You''ll survive, but you won''t feel fully nourished. For me, it felt like there was an empty place inside, a hole in my heart.

But while I was in college I stumbled on something that seemed remarkable then, and still seems remarkable to me now. Some small thing would be happening. It could be a few guys saying, "Come on, let''s go get pizza," or a young woman smiling at me. Not a big deal. But I found that if I let the good fact become a good experience, not just an idea, and then stayed with it for at least a few breaths, not brushing it off or moving on fast to something else, it felt like something good was sinking into me, becoming a part of me. In effect, I was taking in the good--a dozen seconds at a time. It was quick, easy, and enjoyable. And I started feeling better.

In the beginning the hole in my heart seemed as big as an empty swimming pool. But taking in a few experiences each day of being included, appreciated, or cared about felt like tossing a few buckets of water into the pool. Day after day, bucket after bucket, month after month, I was gradually filling that hole in my heart. This practice lifted my mood and made me feel increasingly at ease, cheerful, and confident.

Many years later, after becoming a psychologist, I learned why doing this seemingly small practice had made such a large difference for me. I''d been weaving inner strengths into the fabric of my brain, my mind, and my life--which is what I mean by "hardwiring happiness."

Inner Strengths

I''ve hiked a lot and have often had to depend on what was in my pack. Inner strengths are the supplies you''ve got in your pack as you make your way down the twisting and often hard road of life. They include a positive mood, common sense, integrity, inner peace, determination, and a warm heart. Researchers have identified other strengths as well, such as self-compassion, secure attachment, emotional intelligence, learned optimism, the relaxation response, self-esteem, distress tolerance, self-regulation, resilience, and executive functions. I''m using the word strength broadly to include positive feelings such as calm, contentment, and caring, as well as skills, useful perspectives and inclinations, and embodied qualities such as vitality or relaxation. Unlike fleeting mental states, inner strengths are stable traits, an enduring source of well-being, wise and effective action, and contributions to others.

The idea of inner strengths might seem abstract at first. Let''s bring it down to earth with some concrete examples. The alarm goes off and you''d rather snooze--so you find the will to get up. Let''s say you have kids and they''re squabbling and it''s frustrating--so instead of yelling, you get in touch with that place inside that''s firm but not angry. You''re embarrassed about making a mistake at work--so you call up a sense of worth from past accomplishments. You get stressed racing around--so you find some welcome calm in several long exhalations. You feel sad about not having a partner--so you find some comfort in thinking about the friends you do have. Throughout your day, other inner strengths are operating automatically in the back of your mind, such as a sense of perspective, faith, or self-awareness.

A well-known idea in medicine and psychology is that how you feel and act--both over the course of your life and in specific relationships and situations--is determined by three factors: the challenges you face, the vulnerabilities these challenges grind on, and the strengths you have for meeting your challenges and protecting your vulnerabilities. For example, the challenge of a critical boss would be intensified by a person''s vulnerability to anxiety, but he or she could cope by calling on inner strengths of self-soothing and feeling respected by others.

We all have vulnerabilities. Personally, I wish it were not so easy for me to become worried and self-critical. And life has no end of challenges, from minor hassles like dropped cell phone calls to old age, disease, and death. You need strengths to deal with challenges and vulnerabilities, and as either or both of these grow, so must your strengths to match them. If you want to feel less stressed, anxious, frustrated, irritable, depressed, -disappointed, lonely, guilty, hurt, or inadequate, having more inner strengths will help you.

Inner strengths are fundamental to a happy, productive, and loving life. For example, research on just one strength, positive emotions, shows that these reduce reactivity and stress, help heal psychological wounds, and improve resilience, well-being, and life satisfaction. Positive emotions encourage the pursuit of opportunities, create positive cycles, and promote success. They also strengthen your immune system, protect your heart, and foster a healthier and longer life.

On average, about a third of a person''s strengths are innate, built into his or her genetically based temperament, talents, mood, and personality. The other two-thirds are developed over time. You get them by growing them. To me this is wonderful news, since it means that we can develop the happiness and other inner strengths that foster fulfillment, love, effectiveness, wisdom, and inner peace. Finding out how to grow these strengths inside you could be the most important thing you ever learn. That''s what this book is all about.

In the Garden

Imagine that your mind is like a garden. You could simply be with it, looking at its weeds and flowers without judging or changing anything. Second, you could pull weeds by decreasing what''s negative in your mind. Third, you could grow flowers by increasing the positive in your mind. (See the box on page 7 for what I mean by positive and negative.) In essence, you can manage your mind in three primary ways: let be, let go, let in. This book is about the third one, the cultivation of inner strengths: growing flowers in the garden of the mind. To help you do this most effectively, I''d like to relate it to the other two ways to approach your mind.

WHAT IS POSITIVE?

By positive and good, I mean what leads to happiness and benefit for oneself and others. Negative and bad mean what leads to suffering and harm. I''m being pragmatic here, not moralistic or religious.

Positive experiences usually feel good. But some experiences that feel bad have good results, so I''ll refer to them as positive. For example, the pain of a hand on a hot stove, the anxiety at not finding your child at a park, and the remorse that helps us take the high road make us feel bad now to help us feel better later.

Similarly, negative experiences usually feel bad. But some experiences that feel good have bad results, and I''ll call these negative. The buzz from three beers or the vengeance in gossiping about someone who wronged you may feel momentarily pleasurable, but the costs outweigh the benefits. Experiences like these make us feel good now but worse later.

Being with Your Mind

Letting your mind be, simply observing your experience, gives you relief and perspective, like stepping out of a movie screen and watching from twenty rows back. Letting the stream of consciousness run on its own helps you stop chasing what''s pleasant and struggling with what''s unpleasant. You can explore your experience with interest and (hopefully) kindness toward yourself, and perhaps connect with softer, more vulnerable, and possibly younger layers in your mind. In the light of an accepting, nonreactive awareness, your negative thoughts and feelings can sometimes melt away like morning mists on a sunny day.

Working with Your Mind

But just being with your mind is not enough. You also need to work with it, making wise efforts, pulling weeds and growing flowers. Merely witnessing stress, worries, irritability, or a blue mood will not necessarily uproot any of these. As we''ll see in the next chapter, the brain evolved to learn all too well from negative experiences, and it stores them in long-lasting neural structures. Nor does being with your mind by itself grow gratitude, enthusiasm, honesty, creativity, or many other inner strengths. These mental qualities are based on underlying neural structures that don''t spring into being on their own. Further, to be with your mind fully, you''ve got to work with it to grow inner strengths such as calm and insight that enable you to feel all your feelings and face your inner shadows even when it''s hard. Otherwise, opening to your experience can feel like opening a trapdoor to Hell.

Staying Mindful

Whether you are letting be, letting go, or letting in, be mindful, which simply means staying present moment by moment. Mindfulness itself only witnesses, but alongside that witnessing could be active, goal-directed efforts to nudge your mind one way or another. Working with your mind is not at odds with mindfulness. In fact, you need to work with your mind to build up the inner strength of mindfulness.

Be mindful of both your outer world and your inner one, both the facts around you and how you feel about them. Mindfulness is not just self-awareness. While rock climbing, I''ve been extremely mindful of my partner belaying me and looking out for me far below!

A Natural Sequence

When something difficult or uncomfortable happens--when a storm comes to your garden--the three ways to engage your mind give you a very useful, step-by-step sequence. First, be with your experience. Observe it and accept it for what it is even if it''s painful. Second, when it feels right--which could be a matter of seconds with a familiar worry or a matter of months or years with the loss of a loved one--begin letting go of whatever is negative. For example, relax your body to reduce tension. Third, again when it feels right, after you''ve released some or all of what was negative, replace it with something positive. For instance, you could remember what it''s like to be with someone who appreciates you, and then stay with this experience for ten or twenty seconds. Besides feeling good in the moment, this third step will have lasting benefits, for when you take in positive experiences, you are not only growing flowers in your mind. You are growing new neural circuits in your brain. You are hardwiring happiness.

Experience-Dependent Neuroplasticity

The brain is the organ that learns, so it is designed to be changed by your experiences. It still amazes me but it''s true: Whatever we repeatedly sense and feel and want and think is slowly but surely sculpting neural structure. As you read this, in the five cups of tofu-like tissue inside your head, nested amid a trillion -support cells, 80 to 100 billion neurons are signaling one another in a network with about half a quadrillion connections, called synapses. All this incredibly fast, complex, and dynamic neural activity is continually changing your brain. Active synapses become more sensitive, new synapses start growing within minutes, busy regions get more blood since they need more oxygen and glucose to do their work, and genes inside neurons turn on or off. Meanwhile, less active connections wither away in a process sometimes called neural Darwinism: the survival of the busiest.

All mental activity--sights and sounds, thoughts and feelings, conscious and unconscious processes--is based on underlying neural activity. Much mental and therefore neural activity flows through the brain like ripples on a river, with no lasting effects on its channel. But intense, prolonged, or repeated mental/neural activity--especially if it is conscious--will leave an enduring imprint in neural structure, like a surging current reshaping a riverbed. As they say in neuroscience: Neurons that fire together wire together. Mental states become neural traits. Day after day, your mind is building your brain.

This is what scientists call experience-dependent neuroplasticity, which is a hot area of research these days. For example, London taxi drivers memorizing the city''s spaghetti snarl of streets have thickened neural layers in their hippocampus, the region that helps make visual-spatial memories; as if they were building a muscle, these drivers worked a part of their brain and grew new tissue there. Moving from the cab to the cushion, mindfulness meditators have increased gray matter--which means a thicker cortex--in three key regions: prefrontal areas behind the forehead that control attention; the insula, which we use for tuning into ourselves and others; and the hippocampus. Your experiences don''t just grow new synapses, remarkable as that is by itself, but also somehow reach down into your genes--into little strips of atoms in the twisted molecules of DNA inside the nuclei of neurons--and change how they operate. For instance, if you routinely practice relaxation, this will increase the activity of genes that calm down stress reactions, making you more resilient.

Changing the Brain for the Better

If you step back from the details of these studies, one simple truth stands out: Your experiences matter. Not just for how they feel in the moment but for the lasting traces they leave in your brain. Your experiences of happiness, worry, love, and anxiety can make real changes in your neural networks. The structure-building processes of the nervous system are turbocharged by conscious experience, and especially by what''s in the foreground of your awareness. Your attention is like a combination spotlight and vacuum cleaner: It highlights what it lands on and then sucks it into your brain--for better or worse.

There''s a traditional saying that the mind takes its shape from what it rests upon. Based on what we''ve learned about experience-dependent neuroplasticity, a modern version would be to say that the brain takes its shape from what the mind rests upon. If you keep resting your mind on self-criticism, worries, grumbling about others, hurts, and stress, then your brain will be shaped into greater reactivity, vulnerability to anxiety and depressed mood, a narrow focus on threats and losses, and inclinations toward anger, sadness, and guilt. On the other hand, if you keep resting your mind on good events and conditions (someone was nice to you, there''s a roof over your head), pleasant feelings, the things you do get done, physical pleasures, and your good intentions and qualities, then over time your brain will take a different shape, one with strength and resilience hardwired into it, as well as a realistically optimistic outlook, a positive mood, and a sense of worth. Looking back over the past week or so, where has your mind been mainly resting?

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aggiereader
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Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2017
First three chapters were great. I was fascinated to have an explanation of why the brain (The most powerful organ) would work improperly, causing stress, anxiety, depression, etc. The explanations were clear and also offered hope to change the neural paths that led to... See more
First three chapters were great. I was fascinated to have an explanation of why the brain (The most powerful organ) would work improperly, causing stress, anxiety, depression, etc. The explanations were clear and also offered hope to change the neural paths that led to improper brain function. The next six chapters were about making the changes necessary day to day. It got very repetitive then. I believe all those chapters could be summarized in one or two chapters. I didn''t finish the book. I read about half of it but still recommend it.
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Half the Story. but a good half
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2018
This is a good book on how important it is to really make sure you notice the good stuff and replace the bad stuff with 5x more good stuff in order to rewire your brain so you can enjoy more of life. I found it helpful. But it doesn''t cover how to reclaim your nervous... See more
This is a good book on how important it is to really make sure you notice the good stuff and replace the bad stuff with 5x more good stuff in order to rewire your brain so you can enjoy more of life. I found it helpful. But it doesn''t cover how to reclaim your nervous system once fight/fight has hijacked your brain.
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Katie Mildenhall
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I read this book and two other books about happiness at the same time
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2018
I read this book and two other books about happiness at the same time. The other books were by Shawn Achor. They were a much more enjoyable read than this book by Rick Hanson. Although Hanson’s research and ideas are solid his writing is so redundant. He says the same... See more
I read this book and two other books about happiness at the same time. The other books were by Shawn Achor. They were a much more enjoyable read than this book by Rick Hanson. Although Hanson’s research and ideas are solid his writing is so redundant. He says the same things over and over again in ways that I find vague and boring. I recommend Achor’s books on happiness, they are fascinating and easy to apply to our own lives.
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Disappointing
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2019
I was expecting something like Shad Helmstetter''s very helpful self-talk books, but this just seems like rehashed Thích Nhất Hạnh without the enlightening wisdom. I also find that this author writes primarily for privileged married couples with children, whereas there are... See more
I was expecting something like Shad Helmstetter''s very helpful self-talk books, but this just seems like rehashed Thích Nhất Hạnh without the enlightening wisdom. I also find that this author writes primarily for privileged married couples with children, whereas there are so many others out there. To me, this boils down to many pages to just say be thankful for what you have, appreciate what you experience. I love Thích Nhất Hạnh and have read countless books from him, but this is not inspiring to me and unfortunately falls into the category of most self-help books that one reads. They have nice ideas, then they''re forgotten. I expected more than just be thankful from a title about hardwiring and new brain science. Although from the reviews, it looks like this books speaks to many--which is great, for me, however, it''s back to Shad Helmstetter.
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B. T. Collins
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40 pages of good info stretched out to 300
Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2015
Hanson explains some good research that may increase your happiness (very simply put: taking time to savor good experiences strengthens their neural pathways in your brain) but runs out of gas after 40 pages or so; from there on, it''s all filler and repetition. There isn''t... See more
Hanson explains some good research that may increase your happiness (very simply put: taking time to savor good experiences strengthens their neural pathways in your brain) but runs out of gas after 40 pages or so; from there on, it''s all filler and repetition. There isn''t enough here to justify a book; a long magazine article would have been enough.
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Stuck in Depression? THIS WILL UNSTICK YOU!
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2019
A survivor of childhood trauma, when one of my perpetrators died, my Sober friends couldn''t figure out why I wasn''t RELIEVED, EVEN HAPPY; as I learned I WASN''T ENTITLED to being Happy, I knew LACK, DEPRIVATION of it MAY have been LEARNED. Seeking to find out whether or not... See more
A survivor of childhood trauma, when one of my perpetrators died, my Sober friends couldn''t figure out why I wasn''t RELIEVED, EVEN HAPPY; as I learned I WASN''T ENTITLED to being Happy, I knew LACK, DEPRIVATION of it MAY have been LEARNED. Seeking to find out whether or not Happy could be CHOSEN, I stumbled onto a handful of writer/researchers that were sure IT CAN; This is the least dry, most joyfully accessible book on the subject. Inclusive of, recognizing a variety of spiritual traditions in support of much of the science, I SPECIFICALLY URGE Conservative Christians NOT to dismiss this, when they''re mentioned.
In the week since acquiring this, I''ve read a few pages at a time, then set my Internet device to wake me up, playing one of the authors'' YouTube videos, and, when troubles, gone to bed LISTENING to one.
**I am ALREADY EXPERIENCING waking up SMILING, and sure - since I ALREADY was meditating and eating differently [after all, "what we do to the body, we ALSO do, to THE MIND"], I HAVE been READY & CAPABLE of Happy.
I assure you... it''s - perhaps QUITE accidentally - one of the GREATEST SINGLE Self - Help books to be published in my lifetime (& I''m 59).
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J Rice
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Great Book and Well Written
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2018
Truly intelligent, interesting and insightful; this is a great book for understanding why negative experiences are so impactful; whereas our positive life experiences have a way of sliding out of our thoughts due to our innate fight or flight response and modern day life... See more
Truly intelligent, interesting and insightful; this is a great book for understanding why negative experiences are so impactful; whereas our positive life experiences have a way of sliding out of our thoughts due to our innate fight or flight response and modern day life not properly allowing our bodies to take in and store in our brains our happy experiences without a little extra work, but very doable work. I have extensive psychology background (though not a professional) and I read this as part of a book club consisting of only professionals. They suggested this book not be read by those who may be suffering PTSD, or if someone is but still wants to give it a read, maybe do so with a professional as the book can trigger some strong emotional responses from some readers.
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Serena
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Awesome book. Currently letting a friend borrow it
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2017
Awesome book. Currently letting a friend borrow it. Love Hanson''s explanation about the brain and how it works. This book appeals to your those who are more logically minded while also introducing some spiritual aspects but without getting too far off on the spiritual side... See more
Awesome book. Currently letting a friend borrow it. Love Hanson''s explanation about the brain and how it works. This book appeals to your those who are more logically minded while also introducing some spiritual aspects but without getting too far off on the spiritual side which can turn some people off. He keeps his explanations clear, and makes you want to find out more. Highly recommend this book.
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Raquel Coelho
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Simple ideas to help you re-wire your brain for happiness
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 21, 2018
This is not a positive thinking book and that is one of the reasons I like it. It helps you to see life with all its colours and shades, and helps you to practise feeling good. He teaches the HEAL technique for example, as a way of getting you to notice good...See more
This is not a positive thinking book and that is one of the reasons I like it. It helps you to see life with all its colours and shades, and helps you to practise feeling good. He teaches the HEAL technique for example, as a way of getting you to notice good things/moments/feelings and how to enrich these, absorb them and link positives to negatives.
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Excellent advice
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 27, 2021
So glad my friend badgered me to read this book. I almost didn''t buy it as I thought it was a book about positivity but its not. If you are hesitating then buy it. Its more than helpful. Its a go-to book. Excellent
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Jen J.
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This book is fantastic, super interesting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 5, 2018
This book is fantastic, super interesting, and I''m learning a ton. Really helps you see the mind/brain connection and it''s a useful way to approach mindfulness I hadn''t considered previously.
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Kanga
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Enlightening
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2015
This book explains our natural tendencies to negative thoughts and how some people are more susceptible than others. It also explains how you can change that around and move away form those thoughts which hold you back. Great book.
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Anna F
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this is the best book ever
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 20, 2016
To me, this is the best book ever. I have been practising taking in the good now for three years and it has fundamentally changed my life. Taking in the good is the perfect complement to my standard mindfulness practice. I would recommend that every person in this world...See more
To me, this is the best book ever. I have been practising taking in the good now for three years and it has fundamentally changed my life. Taking in the good is the perfect complement to my standard mindfulness practice. I would recommend that every person in this world should read this book. It''s awesome!!!!!
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