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GRATITUDE AND CULTURE

How Cultural Differences Shape Your Gratitude Americans say thanks a lot, but other cultures may have a deeper understanding of gratitude. BY KIRA M. NEWMAN | JULY 15, 2019 Print If you’re trying to become happier, you’ve probably heard the advice to practice gratitude. “Gratitude is literally one of the few things that can measurably change people’s lives,” writes pioneering...[ read more ]

GRATITUDE AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

Scroll To Top How Cultural Differences Shape Your Gratitude Americans say thanks a lot, but other cultures may have a deeper understanding of gratitude. BY KIRA M. NEWMAN | JULY 15, 2019 If you’re trying to become happier, you’ve probably heard the advice to practice gratitude. “Gratitude is literally one of the few things that can measurably change people’s lives,”...[ read more ]

Creating Compassionate Kids

Five Ways to Talk with Your Kids So They Feel Loved These warm, nurturing messages need repeating over and over again with our children. BY SHAUNA TOMINEY | MARCH 18, 2019 Print Bookmark “I don’t recognize you.” This was the first thought I had when my daughter was born. She didn’t look like me (at first), and I soon learned that she...[ read more ]

Empathy

Why the World Needs an Empathy Revolution A new book explains how we can learn empathy and have better social interactions. BY JILL SUTTIE | FEBRUARY 1, 2019 Print Bookmark It’s hard to watch someone who is suffering. We may feel their pain or absorb their sorrow; we may worry that we won’t know what to do or say. Those...[ read more ]

How To Model Kindness

How to Be a Kindness Role Model for Your Kids We can inspire our kids to be kinder by talking about and practicing kindness ourselves. BY DALE V. ATKINS, AMANDA R. SALZHAUER | NOVEMBER 13, 2018 Today, World Kindness Day, is an opportunity for people across the world to focus on good deeds in their communities, reminding us that kindness...[ read more ]

Mindfulness and Your Memory

Can Mindfulness Improve Your Bad Memory? New research suggests that mindfulness can change our brains and help with our short-term memory. BY JILL SUTTIE | SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 I’m of a certain age when things seem to disappear a lot. Keys, glasses, my cell phone, a favorite sweater. I put them down somewhere, and, hours later, I can’t remember where...[ read more ]

NATURE BENEFITS OUR WELL-BEING

  What Happens When We Reconnect with Nature Research is discovering all the different ways that nature benefits our well-being, health, and relationships. BY KRISTOPHE GREEN, DACHER KELTNER | MARCH 1, 2017 Humans have long intuited that being in nature is good for the mind and body. From indigenous adolescents completing rites of passage in the wild, to modern East...[ read more ]

BE KIND TO YOURSELF

Three Simple Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself Starting Today Do you ever call yourself names like ‘idiot or ‘loser’? Do you ever berate yourself for your mistakes in your head over and over again? Ever push your body and mind way past the point of tired and hungry, till you’re almost about to collapse in a heap? If so,...[ read more ]

TRY WRITING A GRATITUDE LETTER

LET'S WRITE A GRATITUDE LETTER TIME REQUIRED At least 15 minutes for writing the letter and at least 30 minutes for the visit HOW TO DO IT Call to mind someone who did something for you for which you are extremely grateful but to whom you never expressed your deep gratitude. This could be a relative, friend, teacher, or colleague....[ read more ]

Take a Deep Breath

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control By Crystal Goh The breath is a powerful tool that can impact our emotional health and decision-making — research suggests that deep breathing can help manage our emotional responses and improve our memory. During the day, we can use the breath as an anchor to cultivate focus, tap into deep relaxation, and mentally...[ read more ]