Finding Hope in a Divided World: Rick Hanson's Guide to Staying Optimistic

Season #6

In the Season 6 premiere of Compassionate Las Vegas—the Podcast, host Will Rucker interviews world-renowned psychologist and mindfulness teacher Rick Hanson. They discuss the power of compassion and the importance of empathy and caring in today's world. They delve into the challenges of overcoming the "us versus them" mentality and the need for unity and cooperation. Rick also shares insights on how individuals can make a difference and create positive change.

Tune in to gain valuable perspectives on compassion and discover how you can contribute to a more compassionate society.

"Compassion, which is bittersweet, the bitter of the empathy, but the sweet of the tender care and concern for that other person which moves you to action to relieve their suffering." - Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson is a distinguished figure in the fields of psychology and mindfulness. With a career spanning decades, he has established himself as a clinical psychologist, a senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and a New York Times bestselling author. Hanson is also known for his unique insights in combining neuroscience, contemplative wisdom, and practical psychology, providing transformative resources in human well-being. He is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and has authored seminal works such as "Buddha's Brain," "Hardwiring Happiness," and "Resilient." His work has helped countless individuals foster greater happiness, love, and wisdom in their lives through the power of inner strength and mindfulness.

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