Day 6: Rick Hanson – Daily Challenge: Make Work Your Offering 2018-05-22T00:35:18+00:00

Day 6: Work

Daily Challenge: Make Work Your Offering

Dr. Rick Hanson

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What You’ll Learn

Challenge yourself to make your work an offering from the heart, now and everyday.

About Dr. Rick Hanson

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 are available in 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 120,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.

To learn more about Dr. Rick Hanson check out his personal website as well as The Foundations of Well Being to explore how to shape your brain for lasting well-being. To check out his new book, Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness, click here.

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  1. Anne May 19, 2018 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Thank you so much Rick for your daily guidance. I have been enjoying all the sessions and learning so much. It truly has been a very special week where my life is enriched daily. I am so grateful to you all.

  2. Michael deCamp May 19, 2018 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    These morning challenges, indeed all the presentations, have been enormously helpful and I am very grateful to you all for being so giving of your time and wisdom.

  3. Mary Balkovetz May 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Today’s challenge was especially helpful to me, in the way you framed it. Thank you

  4. Mike May 19, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Ugh. This one was a bit challenging to relive work on a Saturday!overall have appreciated the series

  5. Peggy May 19, 2018 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I love these daily challenges. And this one in particular really strikes me. Thank you so much for the wisdom, hints, tips, etc!

  6. rosamaria jimenez huertas May 19, 2018 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much about this talk. It has given me a sense of purpose, that is, not to get upset to every time I get a “no”

  7. Evelyn May 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    I just had something challenging just come up yesterday at my work. This information has been very helpful. I feel a sense of relief

  8. Madeline May 19, 2018 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Rick, for your guidance. You put a name to a special interaction that took place at work yesterday. My thanks to the One who loves us all for this revelation.

  9. Laura Rankin May 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    I think I’ll be replaying today’s work mindfulness challenge quite a few times. I’ve been ‘blocked’ for while now, so this session really helped me reshape how I am approaching my work. Thank you for your insights and suggestions. I’m deeply grateful. It’s very helpful.

  10. Melody May 19, 2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Thankyou Rick ! I always love the thoughtfulness you bring !
    I was struggling emotionally and this helped me to clarify why and with whom , and to resolve it by showing empathy to them ! I’m not sure how they’ll receive it but my offering was with love !

  11. Leona May 19, 2018 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    I’m going to merge this challenge with Rodro Linzler”s talk on making our living space inspiring. Since I’m nearing 80 years old, I do not go to work, but people would like me to entertain more often. This will be an offering from my heart to myself. While I like the idea of not being responsible for the result. So I guess if I fail in the challenge I can be mindful of what happened in the process. I’m thinking as I’m going along.
    Thank you for the challenge.

  12. Geri deGruy May 20, 2018 at 2:18 am - Reply

    A beautiful reframe of our work as offering which is freeing and changes the spirit of it. Thank you!

  13. Jana May 20, 2018 at 3:05 am - Reply

    What a wonderful challenge to offer. I look forward to using this practice inward and to others this day. Hopefully more often as well.

  14. Stefanie May 20, 2018 at 9:13 am - Reply

    That was very helpful for me (as are most of the talks and suggestions made here in this wonderful Mindful Livin Week). I indeed have some challenges in my work and will truly benefit from this new thougts and shift of attitude. Thank you!

  15. Dr Latha Hapugoda May 20, 2018 at 11:21 am - Reply

    I truly appreciate & admire your knowledge, wisdom & your ability to deliver most common challenges that most people encounter. Reframe work as an offering is such a positive attitude & particularly with a mindful approach we can make use of it not only at work but also in our society.
    Dr Rick I have learnt so much ch on mindfulness, LK meditation together within the context of neuroscience, which has made me empowered & I share what I learn with varying target audiences free of charge. Participants love this partly due to inclusion of neuroscience. Thanks mainly to you I am able to do this service.

    I have read some of your books, presentations you have delivered in many countries, currently following foundations of wellbeing .i am not aware of anybody who has shared so much knowledge online in this field.
    I have just registered a charity in Sri Lanka “mindful Lanka Foundation”, to educate & inspire them to be happier, compassionate & kndness.
    I aim to use what I learn from you to disseminate this messages on the website. I live 6 months in London & 6 m in Sri Lanka as I have devoted my retirement from my NHS job, UK, to serve the community.
    May you be blessed with best of
    You are sent to this world to transform lives & I wish you best of health & courage to serve our people. Much Metta
    Dr Latha Hapugoda MD

  16. Julie Huddle May 21, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    This is approach to work is helping me see chores and tasks in an entirely different light.
    Letting go of the results after doing my bests is helpful too. I have let my desire for recognition cloud my thoughts and relations all too often.

  17. beverly rivard May 21, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Your presentation was a validation of a retreat I just completed. I am the offering. Whatever comes to me is an extension of who I am. I don’t have to worry or control what I do but instead just open my heart and let it flow through me as an offering. This feels peaceful and natural, unforced. My 9 month old granddaughter sat peaceful through your meditation, talking quietly in her own baby language. She got your message!

  18. Chris Walton May 21, 2018 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Offerings have been on my mind for some while. Your challenge this morning enabled me to recognise a context for offering that meant something to me. Thank you.

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