There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on March 17, 2019 in Beauty Sick
You can change the mental habit of berating your body and learn to think gentler, more accepting thoughts.
By Robert Enright Ph.D. on February 25, 2019 in The Forgiving Life
You have control over hopelessness because it can be defeated if you do the challenging work of seeing your own and others' built-in worth, work on gratitude, and forgive.
By David Fryburg M.D. on February 13, 2019 in The Science of Kindness
Images of kindness potently inspire increases in joy, hope, love, gratitude, and compassion. Learn the value of a balanced visual diet.
By Sanjiv Chopra, MD and Gina Vild on January 19, 2019 in Your Life’s Purpose
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” -Mary Oliver
What her life teaches about how to find joy
By Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D. on December 22, 2018 in Between You and Me
Research suggests that giving a gift may feel even better than receiving one.
By Suzie Pileggi Pawelski, MAPP and James Pawelski, Ph.D. on December 04, 2018 in Happy Together
Practicing how to receive praise can boost your happiness and improve your relationships.
By Allen R McConnell Ph.D. on November 22, 2018 in The Social Self
With Thanksgiving here, many people focus on family and friends while counting their blessings. Expressing gratitude is more than a Thanksgiving ritual, it improves our happiness.
By Amanda Rose Ph.D. on November 21, 2018 in Between Us
Are you a woman not feeling very thankful on Thanksgiving? You are not alone.
By Arash Emamzadeh on November 15, 2018 in Finding a New Home
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, a new study finds that a short gratitude activity facilitates healthier eating habits in students.
By Abigail Fagan on November 13, 2018 in Brainstorm
Author A.J. Jacobs explores the benefits of gratitude—by thanking 1,000 people who helped create his morning cup of coffee.
By Sonja Lyubomirsky Ph.D. on November 11, 2018 in How of Happiness
The lack of interest on gratitude or kindness is one of the reasons that these practices are so powerful in creating positive emotions and making people happier with their lives.
By Tasha Eurich Ph.D. on October 14, 2018 in The Power of Insight
Is your daily stress getting in the way of your giving? How to reverse the trend.
By Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D. on September 26, 2018 in Between You and Me
Expressing gratitude is an instant mood boost. Science explains how to overcome the prediction errors that prevent us from truly saying thanks.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on September 07, 2018 in Talking Apes
We’re often reluctant to show our appreciation because we overestimate the awkwardness and underestimate the positive impact.
By Christopher Bergland on August 29, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Expressing gratitude and appreciation in a handwritten note benefits the writer and receiver in undervalued ways, according to new research.
By Nina Shapiro M.D. on August 19, 2018 in Medical Myths
Is the remarkable cultural growth in recent centuries making us happier, or can a simpler life be better?
By Arash Emamzadeh on August 01, 2018 in Finding a New Home
Have you ever wondered why you feel reluctant to express gratitude? New research examines some potential barriers to communicating it.
By Alfie Kohn on July 11, 2018 in The Homework Myth
Should we really adopt a "count your blessings" stance across the board, or is it more authentic to see (and react to) circumstances as they are?
By Karen Bluth Ph.D. on July 11, 2018 in The Mindful Teen
The boys and their coach, trapped in a cave for over a week, captivated our attention. We have much to learn from this event to enrich our own lives.
By Kate F. Hays Ph.D. on May 13, 2018 in The Edge: Peak Performance Psychology
When life-threatening illness means months, if not years, to recovery, mental skills for optimal performance can be adapted to support that process.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on May 05, 2018 in Talking Apes
Relationships are more satisfying when we show gratitude for the sacrifices our partner makes for us. The only problem is, we’re not very good at noticing when they've done this.
By Sanjiv Chopra, MD and Gina Vild on April 08, 2018 in Your Life’s Purpose
Learn the scientific formula to reveal your happiness quotient.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on March 22, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Are stress and negative daily events draining your well-being? Gratitude may buffer the effects of negativity and enhance well-being.
By Richard B. Joelson DSW, LCSW on March 02, 2018 in Moments That Matter
Why do some people complain a great deal while others complain rarely, if ever?
By Dona Matthews Ph.D. on February 09, 2018 in Going Beyond Intelligence
It can be alarming when your child expresses concerns about mortality, but death worries are common between the ages of 4 and 8. Take the fears seriously, and be calmly reassuring.
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