Taking in the Good

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Articles- News, Research, Interviews, Blogs:

How To Start A Kindness Revolution (GGSC, February 16, 2018)

This College Professor Gives Her Students Extra Credit for Going on Dates (The Washington Post, April 16. 2018)

'Happiness 101' Courses Are a Necessary Stop-Gap for the Campus Mental Health Crisis (Slate, 2018)

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

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

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

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)

Nine Scientists Share Their Favorite Happiness Practices (Mindful, 2018)

How To Stop Being A Control Freak (Greater Good Science, February 21, 2018)

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

'The Gift of Failure' by Jessica Lahey (New York Times, August 18, 2015)

The Top 10 Insights from "The Science of a Meaningful Life" in 2017 (Greater Good Science, December 27, 2017)

How To Really Be the Change from Positively Positive

Pyramid of Success, Coach John Wooden (UCLA, John Wooden Official Site, 2017)

Paul Wesselmann - The Ripples Guy

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, March 2, 2016

The Envelope Please: How to Accept College Hits and Misses by Amy Alamar

Making SEL the DNA of a School, Greater Good Science Center, Berkeley

How to Stay Empathetic Without Suffering So Much by Amy L. Eva, May 4, 2017

How To Really Be the Change from Positively Positive (www.positivelypositive.com)

Books:

Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness (Rick Hanson, 2018)

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

Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices. Thich Nhat Hanh, 2005

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)

Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices. Thich Nhat Hanh, 2005

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Dweck, 2007)

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)

Videos:

Orly Wahba TED talk on the magic of kindness (10:15)

YouTube “One Day” Life Vest Inside: Kindness Boomerang

Chris Rosati-A father’s gift to his daughters

Chris Rosati proves the butterfly effect (CBS News, 2015)

Learning to Treat Each Other with Respect  (Harvard Education, 2:35) 

Sheryl Sandberg’s 2016 Commencement Speech to Cal graduates “Know that you have the ability to get through anything…  We are more vulnerable than we ever thought, but we are stronger than we ever imagined.” (25:41, 2016)

Donovan Livingston's 2016 Speech to Harvard Graduate School of Education Students (5:46 minutes of spoken word poetry bliss)
Where Does Compassion Really Come From? (Happify Annimation 2:44)

The Happy Movie http://www.thehappymovie.com/

What makes a good life? Robert Waldinger’s TEDTalk (12:46):  Lessons from the longest study on happiness.

Dr. Brené Brown: The Two Most Dangerous Words in Your Vocabulary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XTcB1evO8c&t=11s (4:05)

Brene Brown on Empathy (Feeling With People) Animation (2:53)

Empathy Can Change the World (Students in their own words) (2:23)

Happify-Compassion Where Does Compassion Really Come From? A Must-See Animation (2:44 minutes)

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

Will Ferrell 2017 USC Commencement Speech (25 minutes)

Podcast

Being Well Podcast (Rick Hanson)

Three Good Things (GGSC, February 5, 2018)

Quieting Your Inner Critic (GGSC, February 5, 2018)

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

Audio Stories to Listen to

Total Failure: The Mountain That Got Away (NPR, 2016)

Total Failure: When The Space Shuttle Didn't Come Home (NPR, 2016)

Total Failure: How George Foreman's Losses Showed Him The Light (NPR, 2016)

Total Failure: The World's Worst Video Game (NPR, 2016)