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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.
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.
A new study finds that children of mindfully self-compassionate parents tend to have lower rates of anxiety and depression.
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: 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.
Many people believe that being hard on themselves will make them better people, but research doesn't support this belief.
Articles: Just One Thing: Accept DifficultyBy Rick Hanson | December 10, 2013
Sometimes things are difficult—and we can make it worse by telling ourselves that "things shouldn't be this way." But Rick Hanson suggests an alternative.
According to the research on failure, students may need more than just grit to succeed.
Videos and Podcasts: How Does Mindfulness Help Cultivate Self-Compassion?By Kristin Neff | October 8, 2013
Author and psychologist Kristin Neff explains how self-awareness can help us to identify and alleviate pain and distress within ourselves.
Articles: Self-Compassion for FreshmenBy Bianca Lorenz | October 8, 2013
A recent study suggests that when new college students are kind to themselves, they're less likely to suffer from homesickness.
By developing social-emotional skills, teachers can rediscover the joy of teaching.
Articles: Compassion for the TestedBy Vicki Zakrzewski | March 26, 2013
School-testing season is here—and a little compassion can go a long way in relieving the stress for all involved.
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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.
Today is the UN's International Day of Happiness! To celebrate, here's a list of some of our most illuminating and helpful happiness research, tools, and tips.
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
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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"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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