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Hardwiring Happiness

Hardwiring Happiness” by Rick Hanson is a groundbreaking book that explores the neuroscience behind happiness and offers practical strategies for rewiring the brain for lasting well-being. Drawing on insights from psychology, neuroscience, and contemplative traditions, Hanson explains how the brain’s negativity bias predisposes us to focus on threats and challenges, often overlooking positive experiences. He introduces the concept of “taking in the good,” a process of intentionally savoring positive moments to build neural pathways for resilience, joy, and inner peace. Through a series of accessible exercises and techniques, Hanson demonstrates how anyone can cultivate greater happiness by cultivating mindfulness, self-compassion, and gratitude. By learning to harness the power of neuroplasticity, you can transform your brain and life, creating a foundation of lasting happiness and well-being.

“Taking in the Good”. In this exercise, you focus on a positive experience or moment in your day, however small it may be. It could be something as simple as enjoying a warm cup of coffee in the morning or receiving a compliment from a friend. Take a few moments to fully immerse yourself in this experience, allowing yourself to savor the feelings of joy, gratitude, or contentment that arise. Pay attention to the sensations in your body and the emotions in your mind as you relive the positive experience. By repeatedly engaging in this practice, you can strengthen the neural pathways associated with positive emotions, gradually rewiring your brain for greater happiness and well-being.

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