Peace Starts Within

Solving conflicts around us, whether interpersonal or intercultural, may start with finding peace in ourselves. Cover image: Shutterstock

Is Zero Anger Optimal? Yes (with Footnotes).

By Steven Laurent
A brief argument for why the 'right' amount of anger is none at all, pretty much

Crisis Goggles Make Everything Look Bad

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Take off your crisis goggles and see the good around you.

The Serenity Prayer: A Musical Gift

By Meg Selig
Is there a better gift than the gift of serenity?

Free Your Mind From Worry

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Stuck in a worry loop? Here’s how to break free.

How to Cultivate Equanimity Regardless of Your Circumstances

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
A calm mind and evenness of temper can help make peace with life's difficulties.

Coping with the Holiday Blues

By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS, LPCS
Emotional expression through writing.

ADHD & Mindfulness: An Interview with Lidia Zylowska MD

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Learn about mindfulness as a treatment for ADHD.

The Consequence of Not Pursuing Happiness

By Robert Puff Ph.D.
If we actively pursue happiness then we are going to become happier.

Pico Iyer on the Art of Doing Nothing

By Jennifer Haupt
Sometimes, doing less is more.

Learning to Be Present With Yourself

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Can you just "be" instead of "doing" all the time?

The Rest Note: An Essential Part of the Music of Life

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
Your life is moving pretty fast. Is it time to insert a rest note?

Racial Unrest in 1963 and 2014: What Have We Learned

By Kathryn Seifert Ph.D.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." (George Santaya

Benefits of Mindfulness

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
As therapists, cultivating mindfulness is perhaps the greatest gift we can offer

The Missing Piece in Sustainable Peace

By Peter T. Coleman Ph.D.
What we need to make peace last

How to Promote Nonviolence: 1. The Problem

By Steven Reidbord M.D.
Moral arguments alone are insufficient to promote prosocial behavior.

Become the CEO of Your Own Brain in Six Easy Steps

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How to be the boss of your brain, rather than letting it master you

Kindness Moves Mountains

By Marietta McCarty
Recognizing the Incredible Power of Kindness

What Malala Yousafzai Teaches Us About Psychological Health

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
What we can learn about emotional resilience from Malala

How to Set Yourself Up for Bliss

By Robert Puff Ph.D.
Preparing to Meditate

Mindfulness Training and the Compassionate Brain

By Christopher Bergland
Meditation cultivates concentration, empathy, and insight at a neural level.

Creating a Peaceful World Through Parenting

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D.
Nurturing compassion from the beginning

Peace of Mind, Peace on Earth Assessment Tool

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A.
Gain peace of mind, create peace on earth.

Give Peace a Chance

By Andy Tix Ph.D.
What if we sought peace, rather than happiness?