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Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of the bestselling Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, now in 21 languages and over 300 days on Amazon's list of top 100 bestselling nonfiction books.

The pocket-sized companion to this bestselling book, Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time, presents over 50 quick, simple, yet profoundly powerful practices to change the neurocircuitry in our brains to lead to greater happiness, love and wisdom. As an expert in neuroscience and positive psychology, Dr. Hanson motivates readers by explaining why each practice will make a big difference in their lives, and then guides them step-by-step in how to do it right in the middle of a busy, stress-filled day.

He is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and has taught at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and in meditation centers in Europe, North America, and Australia. His work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, Consumer Reports Health, and U.S. News and World Report. His work appears on the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites.