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Articles: Does Self-Compassion Make You Selfish?By Jill Suttie | December 5, 2016
A new study suggests that self-compassion makes you hold yourself to a higher standard of morality.
Self-criticism and low self-worth can hold us back. Here’s how to start banishing those negative beliefs.
Being kind to yourself can make the difference between a good divorce and a bad one.
Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope.
Articles: How to Overcome Destructive AngerBy Bernard Golden | August 2, 2016
Anger can make us feel out of control. Bernard Golden shares three tips for taming our temper.
Articles: How to Grow from Your RegretsBy 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: Manage Your Energy, Not Your TimeBy 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.
It's so hard to be humble. Here are three tips for taming your ego.
Articles: The Five Myths of Self-CompassionBy Kristin Neff | September 30, 2015
Kristin Neff tackles the misconceptions that stop us from being kinder to ourselves.
Discussing the new film adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s timeless poems with students can help reveal the science of a meaningful life.
Articles: Just One Thing: Forgive YourselfBy Rick Hanson | June 25, 2015
Everyone makes mistakes. But it takes skill to hush your inner critic!
Articles: How to Help a Narcissist to ForgiveBy Linda Graham | April 14, 2015
Narcissists struggle to forgive people for even minor transgressions. But a new study points the way forward.
Two new studies investigate self-compassion in adolescents.
It's easy to make New Year resolutions. The trick lies in keeping them!
Articles: Five Ways to Get the Gift RightBy Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | December 15, 2014
Do presents make you anxious? Here are research-based techniques to help bring joy back into the holidays.
We think of kindness as something we do for others. But Rick Hanson says kindness is a two-way street.
Videos and Podcasts: Overcoming Objections to Self-CompassionBy Kristin Neff | October 23, 2014
Kristin Neff considers—and rebuts—some of the main objections to treating yourself with kindness.
Videos and Podcasts: The Three Components of Self-CompassionBy Kristin Neff | October 21, 2014
Kristin Neff, the world’s leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program, explains the core features of self-compassion.
Articles: How Self-Compassion Beats RuminationBy Linda Graham | August 20, 2014
A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
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"
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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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