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Hardwiring Happiness

The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence
Spoken Word CD
Random House Audio Publishing Group
October, 2013
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Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of feeling loved? Your brain was wired in such a way when it evolved, primed to learn quickly from bad experiences, but not so much from the good ones. It's an ancient survival mechanism that turned the brain into Velcro for the negative, but Teflon for the positive.

"One insight at the core of this book, "taking In the good", has helped me change my life. And yet there's much more here. With the compassion and gentleness of a good friend and the rigor and precision of an engineer, Rick Hanson gives you the key takeaways from neuroscience that will enable you rewire your brain for a more joyful life." --Terry Patten, author of Integral Life Practice

“Rick Hanson is brilliant not only at making complex scientific information about the brain simple, he also shows us in Hardwiring Happiness, how to overcome our brain’s evolutionary negativity bias. Using ordinary experiences he guides the reader in processes that actually restructure the brain to experience sustainable happiness and joy. 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, co-author with Helen LaKelly Hunt of Making Marriage Simple

"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, author of True Refuge

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and is also the author of Buddha's Brain and Just One Thing.


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