The bottom line, in terms of how we feel - are we happy, are we sad, are we effective, are we lost in stress - how we ARE is fundamentally the result of what's happening in the three pounds of tofu between your ears.
What's amazing to appreciate is that you can actually deliberately stimulate parts of your brain that do good things, thereby strengthening them. As in the famous saying: "Neurons that fire together, wire together."
Dr. Rick Hanson presents a FREE 8-part video series—The Compassionate Brain—that explores effective ways to change your brain and heart and life.
In each interview, Dr. Hanson is joined by a world-class scholar/teacher, including Richie Davidson, Dan Siegel, Tara Brach, Dacher Keltner, Kelly McGonigal, Kristin Neff, and Jean Houston. They discuss different ways to use the power of neuroplasticity—how the mind can change the brain to transform the mind—to open the heart, build courage, find compassion, forgive oneself and others, and heal the world.