Tag: Compassion


Tag: Compassion

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Articles: How to Raise an Environmentalist

By Jill Suttie | September 14, 2016

Helping children form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet's future.


Articles: How to Grow from Your Regrets

By Kira M. Newman | June 20, 2016

According to a new study, self-compassion may help us benefit from regret rather than wallowing in it.


Articles: What Mindfulness Is Missing

By Kira M. Newman | June 9, 2016

According to neurosurgeon Jim Doty, mindfulness and compassion must go hand in hand.


Articles: How Positive Media Can Make Us Better People

By Sophie H. Janicke | April 27, 2016

Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.


Articles: Does Mind-Wandering Make You Less Caring?

By Hooria Jazaieri | April 25, 2016

According to a new study, how caring we are is linked to how much we pay attention to the present moment.


Articles: How to Cultivate Global Compassion

By Jill Suttie | April 8, 2016

Legendary psychologist Paul Ekman explains how to extend compassion beyond our circle of family and friends.


Articles: How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

By Summer Allen, Jeremy Adam Smith | March 17, 2016

New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.

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Articles: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

By Kira M. Newman | March 1, 2016

The new book “The Happiness Track” explains how to use the science of happiness to preserve your energy and be more productive.

Brené Brown

Articles: How to Listen to Pain

By Jill Suttie | February 17, 2016

A Q&A with Brené Brown about her new book, Rising Strong.


Articles: Could Stress Be Causing Your Relationship Problems?

By Kira M. Newman | February 10, 2016

Research reveals how stress can get between you and your partner, and how to stay connected amid the chaos.


Articles: Five Ways to Put Self-Compassion into Therapy

By Tim Desmond | January 27, 2016

Tim Desmond offers practical strategies from his new book on integrating the science of self-compassion into clinical treatment.


Articles: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Kinder

By Jill Suttie | January 25, 2016

New research suggests that people who have experienced greater adversity are more empathic.


Articles: Can We Be Mindful at Work Without Meditating?

By Leah Weiss | January 21, 2016

Leah Weiss explains how to bring more awareness, compassion, and purpose to work without a meditation cushion.


Articles: How Humility Will Make You the Greatest Person Ever

By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 12, 2016

It's so hard to be humble. Here are three tips for taming your ego.


Articles: How Fear Hurts Us

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 30, 2015

In the wake of terrorist attacks, American politicians are stoking fear of Muslims. But there's another, better way to respond to violence, argues Jeremy Adam Smith


Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2015

By Jason Marsh, Kirra Dickinson, Kira M. Newman, Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2015

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.


Articles: The Best Greater Good Articles of 2015

By Greater Good Editors | December 28, 2015

We round up the most-read Greater Good articles from the past year—and our editors pick the best of the rest.


Articles: How Our Brains Make Us Generous

By Summer Allen, Jill Suttie | December 21, 2015

A recent series of ground-breaking neuroscience studies suggest that empathy and altruism are deeply rooted in human nature.

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Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015

By Jill Suttie, Diana Divecha, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 15, 2015

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


Articles: May Mindfulness Be With You

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 14, 2015

Jeremy Adam Smith finds common ground with his son in the philosophy of Star Wars.


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Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training
International House
December 9-10, 2016

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.


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How Pleasure Works By Paul Bloom Bloom explores a broad range of human pleasures from food to sex to religion to music. Bloom argues that human pleasure is not purely an instinctive, superficial, sensory reaction; it has a hidden depth and complexity.

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Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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