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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: 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: Seven Keys to a Good DeathBy Charles Garfield | April 30, 2014
Charles Garfield draws on decades of experience to explore how to create the conditions for a good death.
A recent study reveals unexpected similarities between the emotional lives of human and ape kids—bound together by the quality of parenting.
Articles: Three Ways to Foster a Forgiving SchoolBy Vicki Zakrzewski | February 5, 2014
Research suggests that forgiveness might be an unexpected but powerful way to enhance school culture
Two new studies look at how gratitude, grit, and forgiveness can work together to cut suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Articles: Eight Inspiring Images from 2013By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2013
We remember acts of heroism, altruism, compassion, and forgiveness from the past year.
Articles: Just One Thing: Transform Ill WillBy Rick Hanson | July 10, 2013
Ill will creates negative, vicious cycles, says Rick Hanson. But with a few simple steps, we can aim our will at creating good feelings.
Articles: Can Patriotism Be Compassionate?By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 2, 2013
Feeling ambivalent about the Fourth of July? New psychological research points to how we can feel authentic pride for our country—and still be citizens of the world.
Articles: Seven Inspiring Images from 2012By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 28, 2012
Need some elevation? We remember acts of heroism, altruism, compassion, joy, and forgiveness from the past year.
Are people horrible? It's a question many Americans are asking ourselves after the horror of a school shooting.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Raising Forgiving KidsBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 29, 2012
How to teach kids the skills they need to be forgiving
Videos and Podcasts: Raising Forgiving KidsBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 29, 2012
Is your child having a hard time forgiving a classmate for hurting his or her feelings? If you’ve got a grudge-holding or revenge-seeking kiddo, this podcast is for you! Rona and I discuss foundational skills that lead to forgiveness. Part one of two.
Articles: Just One Thing: See Good IntentionsBy Rick Hanson | November 14, 2012
In recognizing the positive intentions in others, says Rick Hanson, we feel safer, more supported, and happier.
Articles: The Healthy Way to Forgive YourselfBy Juliana Breines | August 23, 2012
Self-forgiveness is critical to well-being—but it has a dark side. Here are four steps to healthy self-forgiveness, based on recent research.
Articles: Just One Thing: Hush the Inner CriticBy Rick Hanson | August 22, 2012
Messing up is easy, says Rick Hanson. But forgiving yourself takes practice.
A new program tries to help business leaders to identify and alleviate suffering in the workplace.
Intergenerational mentoring carries many benefits, but it's becoming more and more rare. Here are some tips for renewing an age-old practice.
Recent research backs up Friedrich Nietzsche.
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