What an honor to interview Rick Hanson the author of another great book entitled “Hardwiring Happiness“. My last interview with Rick was for his book “Just One Thing, Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time”.
In our interview together we get to dialogue about how our brains are not really hardwired for happiness, and how to use various practices that will help us to rewire our brains for happiness. Rick explains the “three” layers of the brain which I think is fascinating and allows us to better understand the “why” behind our inability to just get happy. One of his practices Rick has developed, and he uses the acronym “HEAL” , which stand for Have, Enrich, Absorb and Link. This is a simple process developed to awaken us so we can reprogram our brains for happiness.
Another simple process he discusses in our inteview is just taking the time to notice our positive experiences. This might sound simple but when was the last time that we took a few minutes to just bask in the awe of one of our happy moments. As Rick states this helps us to reprogram the brains to better be wired to happiness. I can not guarantee that we will all become Dalai Lama’s after listening to my interview with Rick, but it will put you on the right track to greater levels of happiness.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a fascinating author and advocate for well being and happiness.
If you would like to learn more about Rick Hanson and his wonderful program entitled ” The Foundations of Well-Being” please click on the link provided and check out his great site. Also if you want to watch a great TED talk video just click here.