Diana and MH with Jan and RickMy colleague Diana Gordick and I just returned newly invigorated from a 5 day workshop with Rick Hanson, PhD entitled “Buddha’s Brain: Lighting up the Neural Circuits of Happiness, Love and Wisdom.” I can’t wait to share these resources with clients! Jan Hanson, an acupuncturist (and Rick’s wife), was also a guest presenter and talked about use of supplements and nutrition to improve brain health.  In addition to their warm, down-to earth and approachable demeanors, they are both powerhouses of information and keen consumers of scientific literature to back their points. Research on neuroplasticity backs up these kinds of interventions . Dr. Hanson is quite  generous in sharing many resources for free on his website at www.rickhanson.net. I also want to let you know about a new online class ($25/month) he is offering that just began on October 7, 2014, and runs for one year. It’s called “The Foundations of Well-Being: A Year of Growing Good in Your Brain and in Your Life. His books include Buddha’s Brain, Hardwiring Happiness and Just One Thing.