Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.
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Articles: Facing Fear, Facing ForgivenessBy Jill Suttie | July 9, 2014
Three decades ago, Tim Zaal nearly killed Matthew Boger for being gay. We talk with them and the director of Facing Fear, which tells their story of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Articles: Just One Thing: Be Mind Full of GoodBy Rick Hanson | July 3, 2014
Savoring positive experiences can change the brain for the better, says Rick Hanson.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to guiding teens’ technology use, but it helps to understand both the technology and normal brain development.
Articles: Making Mindfulness Part of TherapyBy Jill Suttie | June 23, 2014
A new book explores when and how therapists can incorporate moment-to-moment, non-judgmental attention into their practice.
Articles: Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for YouBy Joseph P. Forgas | June 4, 2014
Scientists are finding out how sadness works in the brain—and they're discovering that it can confer important advantages.
Research says that Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is an effective treatment for depression. A new study finds out why.
Articles: Just One Thing: Feel WholeBy Rick Hanson | May 26, 2014
Allowing just a small part of ourselves to take over can lead to mistakes, argues Rick Hanson. Here's how to become whole again.
Articles: Forgive Yourself, Save Your RelationshipBy Juliana Breines | May 14, 2014
Recent research suggests that forgiving yourself for your own mistakes might be good for your partner, too.
Articles: How to Overcome Barriers to ForgivenessBy Linda Graham | May 13, 2014
It's hard to let go of the suffering caused by someone else’s wrongdoing. What barriers stand in the way of forgiveness—and how can we overcome them?
Articles: Can Mindfulness Improve Decision Making?By Hooria Jazaieri | May 12, 2014
A recent study asks if present-moment focus can help correct for the "sunk-cost bias"—our tendency to continue down a path because we're already so far along.
Articles: Two Ways to Foster GritBy Vicki Zakrzewski | May 5, 2014
To help students learn to overcome obstacles in pursuit of long-term goals, educators should focus on developing cognitive and emotional skills.
A new study compares the effects of sitting meditation, body scan, and mindful yoga on health and well-being.
Articles: Can Gratitude Help You Thrive?By Arianna Huffington | April 15, 2014
In an excerpt from her new book, Arianna Huffington explores how gratitude helped her to find meaning in pain and loss.
Two new studies explore how attachment style, romantic conflict, stress, gender, and mindfulness interact with each other.
In a new installment of our Mindful Monday series, we talk with researcher Rimma Teper about how mindfulness helps improve executive function.
Articles: What’s Wrong with Grit?By Vicki Zakrzewski | March 20, 2014
Schools are exploring how to foster—and even grade—perseverance and passion. But before we take grit too far, we need to remember how little we know about it.
Articles: Are Facial Expressions Universal?By Paul Ekman, Dacher Keltner | March 12, 2014
Charles Darwin argued that we can detect someone’s emotional state by looking at her face. Does new research prove him wrong?
Articles: Feeling Self-Critical? Try MindfulnessBy Emily Nauman | March 10, 2014
New research shows that mindfulness may help us to stop comparing ourselves to other people.
A recent study reveals unexpected similarities between the emotional lives of human and ape kids—bound together by the quality of parenting.
Want more productive and satisfied employees? A new study suggests that companies should consider mindfulness training for managers.
A new study finds that troubled people can reap enormous benefits from keeping a journal that focuses their attention on the good things in life.
Psychologist and author Shauna Shapiro explains new research into how meditation changes the brain.
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