Articles, Interviews & Blogs:

The Science of Happiness (An incredible infographic for all ages). Harvard researchers discovered the one thing everyone needs for happier, healthier lives by Colby Itkowitz (2016)


Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices.  Thich Nhat Hanh (2005) 

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun. Gretchen Rubin (2009) 

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. Rick Hanson (2013)

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works-- A True Story Dan Harris (2014) 

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World. Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (2016)

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The Science of Happiness, a practical and inspiring new podcast from the Greater Good Science Center and Public Radio International.



Articles, Interviews & Blogs:

Overcome the Biggest Obstacle to Gratitude (Greater Good Science, December 12, 2017)

The Science of Gratitude- How it Changes People, Relationships, (and Brains!) and How to Make it Work for You (Hey Sigmund, May 9, 2017)

What Don’t We Know about Gratitude and Youth? by Giacomo Bono (Greater Good Science Center, 2017) 

What Parents Neglect to Teach About Gratitude (Greater Good Science, November 21, 2017)

How Gratitude Helps Your Friendships Grow (Greater Good Science, December 6, 2017)


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Empathy & Compassion


Articles, Interviews & Blogs:

Articles, News, Research, Interviews, Blogs:

Why Self-Compassion Beats Self-Confidence (New York Times, December 28, 2017)

‘Just Show Up’: Sheryl Sandberg On How To Help Someone Who’s Grieving (NPR, April 25, 2017, interview). Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy (2017)

Where Does Compassion Really Come From? (Happify Annimation 2:44)

Making SEL the DNA of a School, (Greater Good Science Center, April 17, 2017)

How to Stay Empathetic Without Suffering So Much by Amy L. Eva (Greater Good Science Center, May 4, 2017)


Stuff That Sucks: A Teen’s Guide to Accepting What You Can’t Change and Committing to What You Can (2017) by Ben Sedley. A short, easy read for parents, teens and anyone who sometimes struggles with being human.

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