RICK HANSON, PH.D.,

is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence (in 14 languages), Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (in 25 languages), Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time (in 14 languages), and Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.
 
Dr. Hanson’s work has been featured on CBS, BBC, NPR, CBC, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health, U.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine. He has several audio programs with Sounds True, he edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and his weekly e-newsletter – Just One Thing – has 100,000 subscribers and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites.
 
For more information, please see his full profile.

GUEST EXPERTS

For each Pillar of Well-Being, Rick interviews a leading scholar or teacher about that topic. These conversations are practical and penetrating, and often explore the guest expert's personal relationship to different aspects of their pillar. 

Self-Caring

Tara Brach

Mindfulness

Jack Kornfield

Vitality

Anat Baniel

Gratitude

Gretchen Rubin

Confidence

Paul Gilbert

Motivation

John Ratey

Intimacy

Sue Carter

Aspiration

Dan Siegel

Service

James Doty

BONUS EXPERTS

Rick also interviews additional scholars or teachers about other aspects of well-being. These in-depth explorations focus on ideas and tools you can use in your everyday life.

Gratitude

BOB EMMONS

Spirituality

ANDREW DREITCER

Gratitude

MARCI SHIMOFF

Addiction

KEVIN GRIFFIN

Vitality

Jan Hanson

Spirituality

TERRY PATTEN

Intimacy

LINDA GRAHAM

Trauma

Peter Levine

Mindfulness

Michael Taft