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Jill Suttie

Jill Suttie

 

Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good‘s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.

 
 
  

Stories by Jill Suttie

Articles: How to Change a Company from the Inside Out

By Jill Suttie | May 15, 2015

A new book explains how to move your organization in a more socially or environmentally responsible direction.

 

Articles: How Our Bodies React to Seeing Goodness

By Jill Suttie | May 12, 2015

A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.

 
Picador, 2015, 240 pages

Articles: The Place of Care in the Economy

By Jill Suttie | May 4, 2015

A new book brings economists, scientists, and Buddhists together to explore the spiritual dimensions of the economy.

 

Articles: Why Humans Need Surprise

By Jill Suttie | April 24, 2015

A new book argues that surprise, whether good or bad, is critical for bringing vitality to our lives.

 
A scene from the film Alive Inside.

Articles: Can Music Help Keep Memory Alive?

By Jill Suttie | April 21, 2015

A conversation with the makers of Alive Inside, a new documentary about how music is helping people with dementia.

 
Yale University Press, 2015, 192 pages

Articles: Why Does Altruism Exist?

By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2015

A new book argues that it is group needs, not individual intention and virtue, that drives altruism.

 
Viking, 2015, 261 pages

Articles: How Touch Shapes Emotion

By Jill Suttie | March 31, 2015

A new book explores the science of touch, and finds that it is inextricably linked to how we feel and communicate.

 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015, 296 pages.

Articles: How Meditation Can Change Business

By Jill Suttie | March 17, 2015

A new book argues that mindfulness promises to transform workplaces from the inside out.

 
Harvard Business Review, 2015, 247 pages

Articles: Stopping the Distraction Epidemic

By Jill Suttie | March 13, 2015

A new book explains why we get so distracted at work—and how we can become more focused and productive.

 
Perigree, 2014, 352 pages

Articles: What Makes a Great Workplace?

By Jill Suttie | February 25, 2015

A new book applies science to figuring out how to build a place where people actually look forward to work.

 

Articles: How to Increase Compassion at Work

By Jill Suttie | February 16, 2015

A new program tries to help business leaders to identify and alleviate suffering in the workplace.

 

Articles: My Trouble With Mindfulness

By Jill Suttie | February 9, 2015

Jill Suttie knows the benefits of mindfulness, but she still doesn't practice it. What holds her back?

 
2015, Ballantine Books, 320 pages

Articles: How Christine Carter Got Her Groove Back

By Jill Suttie | February 6, 2015

A new book by long-time Greater Good contributor Christine Carter provides tips for finding balance in your life.

 

Articles: How to Find Your Sweet Spot

By Jill Suttie | January 21, 2015

Jill Suttie talks with the GGSC's Christine Carter about her new book.

 

Articles: Five Ways Music Can Make You Healthier

By Jill Suttie | January 20, 2015

New studies are suggesting that music can be more powerful than medication.

 

Articles: Four Ways Music Strengthens Social Bonds

By Jill Suttie | January 15, 2015

Why would human evolution have given us music? New research says the answer may lie in our drive to connect.

 
Valorie Salimpoor, McGill University

Articles: Why We Love Music

By Jill Suttie | January 12, 2015

Researchers are discovering how music affects the brain, helping us to make sense of its real emotional and social power.

 
R2014, Current, 219 pages

Articles: Can Positive Thinking Really Make Dreams Come True?

By Jill Suttie | December 17, 2014

A new book says we can't ask more of our fantasies than they can give us.

 
A protestor in Berkeley, California, after grand juries decided not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Reduce Racism?

By Jill Suttie | December 9, 2014

Can we override hidden prejudice? A new study says, yes, it can be done—and the key might be mindfulness meditation.

 
Read Roman Krznaric's essay, Six Habits of Highly Empathic People.

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2014

By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 8, 2014

Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.

 

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