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Pausing with Rick Hanson

In this episode 17 of The Pausecast...

  • Experience a ten minute guided pause with Rick

  • Learn the science behind what our brains experience when we pause.

  • Why we need to make friends with our reptile brain (and feed the mouse, pet the monkey).

  • The three headlines of psychological needs 

  • Why we need to keep growing & learning

  • How changing attitudes helps our bodies feel different

  • Recipe for boosting resilience and positive outlooks

  • How many neurons you actually have in your brain

  • How to continue studying with Rick in his online class and a 15% discount PAUSE15 - Foundations of Well Being which Resilient is based upon - use THIS LINK to sign up!

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Dr. Rick Hanson

Rick is a psychologist and has written and taught about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice – as well as about his relationships, family life, and raising children.

In 2009, he wrote Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom. The book shows readers many effective ways to “light up” the brain circuits that relieve worry and stress, and promote positive relationships and inner peace.

Rick's latest book, Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness, explains how to use positive neuroplasticity to develop 12 vital inner strengths – such as grit, gratitude, and compassion – in order to cope with challenges, pursue opportunities, and find lasting well-being in a changing world.


It’s based on his online program – the Foundations of Well-Being – an experiential journey of personal healing and growth that is a year long course anyone can take.

More about Rick:

Rick's Website​

Talks At Google Video Rick Hanson | Resilient

(hosted by Rachael O'Meara)


Online Course: Foundations of Well Being  - Year long and what Resilient was based on.

Sign up using this link for and get 15% off


Rachael O'Meara


Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She works at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the Talks at Google YouTube channel.

Please see Rachael's Press page for recent articles or Speaking page on where to find Rachael next.


She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.

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