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Compassion

How Hardship Can Help Us Grow Toward Joy 

Sometimes the challenges we face can help nudge us to make much-needed changes. Psychologist and behavioral scientist Mike Rucker offers tips for recognizing opportunities to nurture joy. Read More

  • Mike Rucker

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How to Hold Boundaries with Skill and Care 

Setting and holding boundaries can be challenging, even if you’re not a people-pleaser. The key is communicating clearly to cut down on conflict and increase freedom—for those on both sides of the line. Read More 

  • Melissa Urban
  • October 25, 2022
The Science of Wanting: How We Unhook from Dopamine
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The Science of Wanting: How We Unhook from Dopamine 

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps motivate us to fulfill our basic needs, but in our modern age of plenty, it can also lead to overindulgence and addiction. So how can we find balance and contentment in an age of instant gratification? Read More 

  • Katherine Ellison
  • September 22, 2022
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How to Practice Gratitude 

Practicing gratitude has incredible effects, from improving our mental health to boosting our relationships with others. Explore ways you can be more appreciative in our mindful guide to gratitude. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • September 21, 2022
Anxiety

How Practicing Loving-Kindness Helped Me Find My Place in the World 

For Jane Anne Staw, the war in Ukraine increased the anxiety she was already feeling, with climate change, mass shootings, political upheaval and COVID. A reminder about the power of loving-kindness meditation helped her find her footing—and her connection with the world at large. Read More 

  • Jane Anne Staw
  • September 20, 2022

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