Harnessing the Power of Prosocial Emotions for Our Future Selves
In his new book, David DeSteno explores how certain prosocial emotions, such as gratitude, compassion, and pride, can help us succeed in life when things like rationality and willpower power fall short.
Does ‘Counting Your Blessings’ Work?
Doing so has appealed to people for centuries, but the power of a gratitude list can be misused.
For many of us, living gratefully seems to promise more happiness in our lives. But what if we’ve got gratitude all wrong?
The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions
Willpower is for chumps. Here’s what actually works.
Gray Matter, The New York Times
The Science Behind Why You Shouldn’t Stop Giving Thanks After Thanksgiving
People who consciously choose daily to seek out things in their lives to be thankful for are, research has shown, happier and healthier.
The Washington Post
Why Doing Good Is Good for the Do-Gooder
Volunteering is linked to health benefits including lower blood pressure and decreased mortality rates.
Well, The New York Times
How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain
New research is starting to explore how gratitude works to improve our mental health.
Greater Good Magazine
Wonder and Awe
Wonder and awe bring us into the present moment, connecting us with the divine, that possesses the power to inspire and heal us. Louie Schwartzberg, cinematic wizard, reconnects you with your human birthright: your innate spiritual resonance with visions of wonder and awe in the natural world.
Emotional Intelligence for Success
What underlies success? Self-control, according to psychology professor David DeSteno. But why are we still so bad it?
Stop Making Gratitude All About You
The whole point is to focus on the other person.
Harvard Business Review
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