Comedian Marilyn Pittman takes stock of what she really wants in life – and makes a plan to get it.
High expectations can lead to disappointment, but expecting the worst doesn't feel great, either. This week we explore how to find the balance.
Part of life is experiencing pain and loss. And sometimes, finding meaning in it. We explore a writing practice shown to help us come out…
Science is discovering how we can be happy with other people and why that's good for us.
A NYT restaurant critic puts down her pen and grabs her camera to capture the beauty of the outdoors.
What happens when we feel compassion for the things that scare us? Shabazz Larkin shares what it's like to face some of his deepest fears.
A Q&A with Jack Kornfield about giving feedback at work, using social media wisely, and the poetry in his teachings.
Jack Kornfield reflects on the joy and suffering that is part of being human, and the practices that can help us along the way.
While votes for the 2020 election are counted, our contributors weigh in on what we as individuals can do now to preserve our well-being and…
Are you struggling to discover your purpose? That may be because you feel isolated from other people. Here's how you can overcome that.
Different cultures value different things—and that matters for happiness.
We round up the most-read Greater Good articles from the past year—and our editors pick the best of the rest.
Tough compassion means speaking up, setting boundaries, and making uncomfortable choices for the greater good.
A journey through expressions of gratitude during the pandemic reveals how we're helping each other through it.