Happiness Break: Who Takes Care of You? With Dacher Keltner
When we feel cared for, our cortisol levels drop, we feel safe, and we handle stress better. Dacher leads a meditation to help us focus on…
Your Happiness Calendar for June 2023
This month, be your best self.
Five Ways for Educators to Reset and Renew This Summer
The school year is almost over! These practices can help you recharge your batteries and get the most out of your summer break.
Feeling Overworked? Take a Fika Break (The Science of Happiness Podcast)
A short break does more than just fuel our bodies, it strengthens our minds. Our overworked guest tries the Swedish practice of…
Happiness Break: How to Be in Harmony in Nature—Wherever You Are, With Yuria Celidwen
Indigenous scholar Yuria Celidwen guides us in a meditation to strengthen our sense of belonging and connection to the earth.
How to Do Good for the Environment (And Yourself) (The Science of Happiness Podcast)
Walking can increase our sense of connectedness with the earth and motivation to take climate action, which might be an important aspect of…
Happiness Break: Contemplating Our Interdependence With Nature, With Dekila Chungyalpa
Take 10 minutes to renew your connection to the earth through this guided meditation on our interdependence with the ecosystem.
How Mindfulness Can Help Create Calmer Classrooms
In an Arizona school district, a mindfulness program has helped students manage their emotions, feel less stressed, and learn better.
How Anxiety Hides in Your Habits
Before you try any tips to reduce anxiety, you have to understand your own anxiety routines, a new book argues.
Four Surprising Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep
Research suggests that practicing gratitude, forgiveness, mindfulness, and self-compassion may improve our sleep during stressful times.
What to Do When You Never Feel Good Enough
Are you stuck in constant self-judgment? In a new book, a clinical psychologist suggests a better way to feel good about yourself.
Our Favorite Books of 2020
Greater Good’s editors pick the most thought-provoking, practical, and inspirational science books of the year.
Four Ways We Avoid Our Feelings—and What to Do Instead
Avoiding our emotions is not good for our mental health. A psychologist explains how to break the habit and embrace your vulnerability.
How to Stop the Pain of Wishing People Were Different
Sometimes it's hard to just accept people for who they are. Here's how to be at peace with someone, faults and all.
How to Stop Overthinking Your Relationship
Ruminating about your relationship isn't a healthy way to solve any problems—and it may be a way to avoid your real feelings.
Ten TV Series That Can Help You Be Your Best Self
Our contributors award "Greater Goodies" to the TV shows that helped them to get through the pandemic.