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“You don’t become happy by pursuing happiness. You become happy by living a life that means something, says Harold S. Kushner
The Trouble with Trigger Warnings, by Mariah Flynn: Can educators warn students about troubling content without discouraging
Though Inside Out has artfully opened the door to these conversations, it can still be hard to find the right way to move through them or respond to kids' questions. So for parents and teachers who want to discuss Inside Out with children, here we have distilled four of its main insights into our emotional lives
Mindfulness is more than a great way to get healthy and stay healthy. It's a process of discovery -- full of solace and revelation. And your relationships, your work and your play will all benefit.
6. Tasting: When you are ready, prepare to chew the raisin, noticing how and where it needs to be for chewing. Then, very
“This is a really uncommon pattern, where you see both of these systems recruited for one emotion,” Dr. Sarina Saturn, a
At 9:15 pm, I make a quick pit stop in the hot tub and have a little downtime with my hubby. Our body temperature naturally
In the study, researchers Sigal Barsade and Olivia O’Neill focused on exploring the idea of a compassionate love culture
My now-teenage son always listens to music while he studies. Far from being a distraction to him, he claims it helps him
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So what's one of Kornfield's secrets to abundant gratitude? Don't take life so seriously, or get so wrapped up in your own
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misspelled Sonja Lyubomirsky's name. The error has been fixed. "A potent part
These aren’t just academic questions. They can help us determine where we should invest our energy to lead the life we want
Below, find five scientific insights on how to create a happier, more meaningful life. Then head over to the Greater Good
By making the conscious decision to open yourself to true well-being and happiness, you'll be more likely not to miss those
There are no doubt other sources as well, but the research suggests these eight seem to be especially important. Even so
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As Vallerand suggests, the leaders of positive psychology have always prided themselves on delivering scientific findings
So why does compassion provide such a boost to employee well-being? One reason may be its impact on social connection. Research