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How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination

By Linda Graham | August 20, 2014

A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.

 
  

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Gratitude Journal: Summer Smiles

By Janine Kovac | July 22, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Emotional Literacy

By Mary Gordon | July 21, 2011
 

Can Empathy Reduce Racism?

By Alex Dixon | July 21, 2011

A new study suggests we can keep our prejudices in check by trying to see the world through someone else's eyes.

 

Just One Thing: Pet the Lizard

By Rick Hanson | July 20, 2011

Rick Hanson offers tips for soothing our anxious impulses.

 

Tuesday Tip: Play with Some Friends

By Christine Carter | July 19, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

Podcast: Finding Happiness in Intimacy

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 18, 2011

Living with a spouse or a partner can be hard.

 

Finding Happiness in Intimacy

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 18, 2011
 

Our Common Humanity

By Mary Gordon | July 16, 2011
 

Global Consensus: Money Doesn’t Bring Happiness

By Bernie Wong, Raymond Firmalino | July 15, 2011

Summaries of new research on the link between money and happiness, a key to political participation, and how our relationship with our parents can affect our relationship with our spouse.

 
eating strawberries from a friend's garden and homemade whipped cream from a local farm

Gratitude Journal: Time with Friends

By Janine Kovac | July 15, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 
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Social Science, with a Touch of Snark

By Jill Suttie | July 13, 2011

Greater Good’s book review editor examines The Social Animal, by David Brooks.

 

Tuesday Tip: Take a Stroll

By Christine Carter | July 12, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

Tiny Teachers

By Mary Gordon | July 11, 2011
 

Podcast: Strategies for Feeling Good After You’ve Felt Bad

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 11, 2011

Christine's list of go-to feel-better tactics.

 

How Good News Can Inspire Good Deeds

By Carmen Sobczak | July 11, 2011

A recent study suggests how acts of kindness can have a far-reaching ripple effect.

 

Strategies for Feeling Good After You’ve Felt Bad

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 11, 2011
 

Gratitude Journal: Summer is Here!

By Janine Kovac | July 8, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Roots of Empathy’s Impact

By Mary Gordon | July 6, 2011
 

Tuesday Tip: Make Yourself Guffaw

By Christine Carter | July 5, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

Podcast: Helping Kids Cope with Uncomfortable Emotions

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 4, 2011

What to do when you--or your kids--are feeling bad

 

Helping Kids Cope with Uncomfortable Emotions

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 4, 2011
 
Wayne (11), on our first ziplining adventure (at North Georgia Canopy Tours in Lula, GA)

Gratitude Journal: Time with Nature

By Janine Kovac | July 1, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Mary Gordon on the Roots of Empathy

By Mary Gordon | July 1, 2011
 

How to Deal with Prejudice

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | June 30, 2011

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains how to confront negative experiences without letting our emotions overwhelm us.

 

How Has the Recession Affected Our Happiness?

By Jennifer Stellar | June 28, 2011

A recent survey looks at the link between money and happiness during hard times.

 

Tuesday Tip: Take a Break

By Christine Carter | June 28, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

Do Your Kids Have “Nature Deficit Disorder?”

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 27, 2011
 

Podcast: Do Your Kids Have “Nature Deficit Disorder?”

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 26, 2011

The benefits of a summer spent outdoors

 

How Meditation is Good for Mind and Body

By Jason Marsh, Bernie Wong | June 24, 2011

Two new studies show how meditation helps us tune out distractions and tune into our bodies.

 

Gratitude Journal: Welcome, Allyson!

By Janine Kovac | June 24, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

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