Dr. Rick Hanson, a neuropsychologist, is the author of New York Times best-selling books including Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing and Mother Nurture. On this episode of the Better Life, Better Business Podcast, Shawn speaks with Rick about his latest book (already a New York Times bestseller!), Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.
If you’re looking for advice to help you in your personal growth, if you want to be a more effective teacher, trainer or speaker, if you want to help those you lead perform at a higher level… this interview is for you.
Listen in and you’ll learn:
- What we’re really talking about when we talk about happiness
- Why your brain has a negativity bias, and how to work with it to enjoy positive experiences
- Why there’s more to happiness than just having positive experiences — we must “install” them
- How to tap the hidden power of everyday experiences to change your brain and your life for the better
If you like what you hear on the interview, be sure to pick up your own copy of Hardwiring Happiness, and also sign up for Rick’s “Just One Thing” newsletter to receive a simple practice each week that will bring you more joy, more fulfilling relationships, and more peace of mind and heart.
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UPDATE: Courtesy of Rick’s publisher, we gave away five copies of Hardwiring Happiness via a drawing. Instructions for participating in the drawing (now closed) remain posted below:
Step One: Leave a comment below.
Some possible writing prompts: What was your key takeaway from the interview? Why would you like a copy of this book? What is your personal advice for experiencing more happiness on a regular basis?
Step Two: Click to tweet a special message and link to this post:
“RT @HiShawnEllis Book Giveaway & Interview with Rick Hanson: #HardwiringHappiness http://bit.ly/1bbUOii”
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Everyone who comments by 11:59 p.m. Central (Chicago) time on Thursday, November 14, 2013, will be entered into the drawing. On Friday, November 15, we will randomly select from those who comment and notify the winners — and we’ll also post a list of the winners here.
The drawing has concluded. Winners of the book are:
- Bridget Dougherty
- Lucinda Fountain
- Regina Heliva
- Elmo Shade
- Diane Sieg
13 thoughts on “Rick Hanson Interview and Book Giveaway: “Hardwiring Happiness””
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This sounds like a truly facinating read and one that i would love to have chance to delve into!
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of places…” (one of my favourite quotes) is true but not always easy to follow, as trials in life can sometimes detract from our enjoyment.
As a stressed writer and pessimistic person, finding happiness isn’t always easy and so on a personal level i would find this interesting to read.
(Email ~ lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk )
Thank you, Lucinda – and thanks for sharing that quote! You’re right: “finding happiness isn’t always easy.” Rick’s book is a great help, and I hope you will find some helpful advice in his interview, too.
Nice interview from my best mindfulness friend.
Thanks, Elmo! I appreciate your friendship. Glad you enjoyed the interview.
Great interview, Shawn! I love the concept of Let Be, Let Go, and Let In. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Diane! I love that, too. Glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you so much Shawn for sharing… the interview is amazing & meaningful…
Thank YOU, Regina! I appreciate you stopping by, and I’m glad the interview was meaningful to you.
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Great interview. I will be much more appreciative in future of just how much our children can teach us about being more mindful. Thanks Shawn for sharing your cereal story, and thank you Rick for all the great work you do.
Thanks, Bridget. I appreciate you listening and I’m glad it served you. Children are great teachers of mindfulness — in so many ways!
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