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The Science of Gratitude 

Research shows gratitude isn’t just a pleasant feeling—being grateful can also support greater health, happiness, and wisdom in ourselves and our communities. Read More

  • Misty Pratt

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Why Relationships Are Key to Well-Being 

Authors and mindfulness experts Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp dive into the research on how building strong connections with others helps us stay healthy and happy. Read More 

  • Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp
  • July 30, 2021
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What Does Happiness Mean to You? 

Ahead of the International Day of Happiness, we asked 12 mindfulness teachers about the deeper meaning of happiness. Here are some of their answers. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • March 20, 2021
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How Do We Cultivate Contentment? 

Contentment does not necessitate overlooking pain or difficulty in favour of what is pleasant—It means opening ourselves up to what is present in any given moment. Read More 

  • Willem Kuyken
  • December 10, 2019
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Sparking Joy: A Mindfulness Practice for Everyday 

Joy is a capacity we all have that can be trained and developed—It is a primary component of psychological well-being, encompassing moments of appreciation, enduring contentment, and a sense of confidence and gratitude. Read More 

  • Willem Kuyken
  • November 6, 2019