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Just One Thing : Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time - RICK HANSON

Just One Thing

Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time


Published: 1st October 2011
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You've heard the expression, "It's the little things that count." It's more than a simple platitude. Research has shown that integrating little daily practices into your life can actually change the way your brain works.

This guide offers simple things you can do routinely, mainly inside your mind, that will support and increase your sense of security and worth, resilience, effectiveness, well-being, insight, and inner peace. For example, they include: taking in the good, protecting your brain, feeling safer, relaxing anxiety about imperfection, not knowing, enjoying your hands, taking refuge, and filling the hole in your heart. At first glance, you may be tempted to underestimate the power of these seemingly simple practices. But they will gradually change your brain through what's called experience-dependent neuroplasticity.

Moment to moment, whatever you're aware of-sounds, sensations, thoughts, or your most heartfelt longings-is based on underlying neural activities. This book offers simple brain training practices you can do every day to protect against stress, lift your mood, and find greater emotional resilience.

Just one practice each day can help you to:

Be good to yourself
Enjoy life as it is
Build on your strengths
Be more effective at home and work
Make peace with your emotions

With over fifty daily practices you can use anytime, anywhere, Just One Thing is a groundbreaking combination of mindfulness meditation and neuroscience that can help you deepen your sense of well-being and unconditional happiness.


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Beautiful daily practices to get you into mindfulness. Perfect for the beginner or the mindful guru.



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Simple, enjoyable, easy exercises you can use in order to live a more peaceful and happier life.

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"These are great practices--wise and straightforward, scientific and nourishing. They can transform your life."
--Jack Kornfield, PhD, author of The Wise Heart and A Path with Heart

"Most people want to be happier, healthier, less stressed, and more self-accepting, but it's often hard to find time to work toward these goals. The brilliance of this book is that it offers powerful, targeted practices that can be done easily throughout the day to help people reach their highest potential."
--Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Self-Compassion

"Delightfully clear and practical, this book distills profound insights from ancient wisdom traditions, modern psychology, and cutting-edge neurobiology into simple techniques anyone can use to live a happier, saner, more rewarding life. I felt more awake and alive after reading just a few pages."
--Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and author of The Mindfulness Solution

"If you are looking for bite-sized daily practices that can open your heart and clear your mind, Just One Thing deserves to be at the top of your reading list. Grounded in fascinating science, psychological understanding, and timeless wisdom, this book offers a rich assortment of entirely simple, doable ways you can find more happiness and ease."
--Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Happiness

"Rick Hanson has done the work for us, distilling decades of self-inquiry and key psychological research into fifty-two essential skills for healthy, happy living. This deceptively simple book is a trustworthy guide to living our lives more deeply and fully. Read, practice, and your brain will surely return the favor."
--Christopher K. Germer, PhD, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

"This gem of a book is the perfect follow-up to Rick Hanson's brilliant Buddha's Brain. Just One Thing offers dozens of easy-to-learn practices that slowly work their magic on our brains, making it possible for all of us to dwell in the peaceful contentment of a Buddha. Just One Thing is one of those rare books that becomes a lifelong companion--never far out of reach."
--Toni Bernhard, author of How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers

"Is it improper to be begged by someone you don't know to buy a book? Then call me improper because I am begging you to give yourself the miracle of Rick Hanson's grounded science and earthy spirituality. Keep this book close by while giving copies to everyone you love."
--Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman's Comfort Book and The Life Organizer

"What a way to go through life! These simple yet profound practices train the brain, open the heart, and enhance well-being. Rick Hanson provides the map. If you follow it, you'll surely increase your happiness and awaken your joy!"
--James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy

"Just One Thing is a very wise, sincere, and heartfelt guide to living well. Rick Hanson skillfully guides you through fifty-two accessible and down-to-earth practices that can transform your outlook on life and health"
--Bob Stahl, PhD, coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook and Living with Your Heart Wide Open

"Just One Thing is full of simple, down-to-earth steps you can take to experience greater happiness and love in your life. Based in brain science, but written beautifully from the heart, this book is a gem."
--Marci Shimoff, author of Happy for No Reason

Introductionp. 1
Be Good to Yourself
Be for Yourselfp. 12
Take in the Goodp. 17
Have Compassion for Yourselfp. 22
Relaxp. 26
See the Good in Yourselfp. 29
Slow Downp. 33
Forgive Yourselfp. 37
Get More Sleepp. 42
Befriend Your Bodyp. 46
Nourish Your Brainp. 50
Protect Your Brainp. 54
Enjoy Life
Take Pleasurep. 58
Say Yesp. 60
Take More Breaksp. 64
Be Gladp. 68
Have Faithp. 72
Find Beautyp. 76
Be Gratefulp. 79
Smilep. 82
Get Excitedp. 85
Build Strengths
Find Strengthp. 90
Be Mindfup. 93
Be Patientp. 98
Enjoy Humilityp. 102
Pausep. 106
Have Insightp. 109
Use Your, Willp. 113
Make Refugep. 117
Risk the Dreaded Experiencep. 120
Aspire without Attachmentp. 126
Keep Goingp. 130
Engage the World
Be Curiousp. 134
Enjoy Your Handsp. 138
Don't Knowp. 141
Do What You Canp. 146
Accept the Limits of Your Influencep. 149
Tend to the Causesp. 152
Don't Be Alarmedp. 156
Put Out Firesp. 160
Dream Big Dreamsp. 164
Be Generousp. 167
Be at Peace
Notice You're All Right Right Nowp. 172
Honor Your Temperamentp. 176
Love Your Inner Childp. 182
Don't Throw Dartsp. 186
Relax Anxiety about Imperfectionp. 190
Respond, Don't Reactp. 194
Don't Take It Personallyp. 198
Feel Saferp. 202
Fill the Hole in Your Heartp. 206
Let Gop. 212
Lovep. 216
Referencesp. 221
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ISBN: 9781608820313
ISBN-10: 1608820319
Series: Unassigned Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st October 2011
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 12.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.22