Megan Cowan is a co-founder and co-director of the Mindful Schools program, based in Oakland, California.
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Videos and Podcasts: Mindful Schools, Compassionate SchoolsBy Megan Cowan | November 2013
In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, the program director for Mindful Schools explains how mindfulness practice helps schools to become more compassionate places.
Self-criticism and low self-worth can hold us back. Here’s how to start banishing those negative beliefs.
You can turn election stress into courage and compassion, says Kelly McGonigal. Here's how.
Ellen Rand shares the lessons she’s learned about preparing for the death of a loved one.
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Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
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- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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