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How To Be Less Hard on Yourself from The Science of Happiness

From The Science of Happiness - Do you beat yourself up over every mistake? A high school senior tries to be kinder to himself during an especially stressful time.


The Science of Happiness
Research-based tips for a meaningful life. A co-production with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

How To Be Less Hard on Yourself
2019-12-05 03:00:00
Do you beat yourself up over every mistake? A high school senior tries to be kinder to himself during an especially stressful time.
20 minutes, 37 seconds


A Cure for Loneliness
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Feeling lonely? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy learns why focusing on the quality of our relationships, not the quantity, can be an antidote. 


Happy Again: Finding Beauty in the Everyday (Encore)
2020-09-10 03:00:00
A tree next to a bus stop, a flower poking through the sidewalk. Our guest, an Iraq War veteran, discovers how awe and wonder can be found anywhere – if you just pay attention.


Happy Again: How To Find Beauty in the Everyday (Encore)
2020-09-10 03:00:00
A tree next to a bus stop, a flower poking through the sidewalk. Our guest, an Iraq War veteran, discovers how awe and wonder can be found anywhere – if you just pay attention.


24 Hours of Kindness
2020-08-27 03:00:00
Why should you be nice? Our guest explores how small, daily acts of kindness can produce meaningful life changes.


How to Deal with Your Critics
2020-08-13 03:00:00
Do you obsess over negative feedback? Shereen Marisol Meraji, of NPR's Code Switch, tries a better way to cope.


How to Switch Off Your Critics
2020-08-13 03:00:00
Do you obsess over negative feedback? Shereen Marisol Meraji, of NPR's Code Switch, tries a better way to cope.


How to Reconnect with Your Partner
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A couple try a practice to bring more excitement and passion into their relationship, even while sheltering-in-place.


Do You Want to Be More Patient?
2020-07-16 03:00:00
We can be at our worst with the people we love best. Our guests try ways to be more calm and present with those closest to them.


How to Love People You Don't Like
2020-07-02 03:00:00
Our guest tries a practice to help her feel compassion toward others – even those she disagrees with.


What's Your "Why" in Life?
2020-06-18 03:00:00
Our guest asks big questions designed to help teens – and adults – find more meaning and purpose in their lives.


What's Your 'Why' in Life?
2020-06-18 03:00:00
Our guest asks big questions designed to help teens – and adults – find more meaning and purpose in their lives.


From Othering to Belonging
2020-06-11 03:00:00
We speak with john a. powell, director of the Othering & Belonging Institute, about racial justice, well-being, and widening our circles of human connection and concern.


On Othering to Belonging
2020-06-11 03:00:00
We speak with john a. powell, director of the Othering & Belonging Institute, about racial justice, well-being, and widening our circles of human connection and concern.


Taking Small Steps Toward Big Goals
2020-06-04 03:00:00
When our world is turned upside down, how do we keep moving forward? Our guest, award-winning author Christine Day, sets a new path for herself.


How to Connect When You Must Stay Apart
2020-05-21 03:00:00
Do you want to be famous? What's a favorite memory? These 36 questions can bring you closer to loved ones, even if you're separated.


Give Yourself a Break
2020-05-07 03:00:00
Want to calm your inner critic? Our guest tries a practice to find more self-compassion during uncertain times.


Helping Kids Think About the Good
2020-04-23 03:00:00
Sheltering-at-home with kids? These questions can help them, and us, focus on the good things in life.


Remembering to Breathe
2020-04-09 03:00:00
How a doctor stays calm and centered during times of uncertainty, one breath at a time.


Staying Close While Self-Distancing
2020-03-26 03:00:00
Our guest tries a practice to feel more connected to loved ones, and herself, while sheltering at home.


Staying Close While Physical Distancing
2020-03-26 03:00:00
Our guest tries a practice to feel more connected to loved ones, and herself, while sheltering at home.


Who Would You Be Without Them?
2020-03-12 03:00:00
Think of an important person in your life. Now imagine you never met. Our guest practices counting his blessings by picturing his life without a special person from his past.


Step Away from Anxiety
2020-02-27 03:00:00
Do you have a hard time calming your nerves? Author Raina Telgemeier tries a practice to get out of her head, one step at a time.


Kai Koerber
2020-02-13 03:00:00
He survived the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, two years ago and has been a student mental health advocate ever since. Now Kai Koerber finds a way to thank the person who helped him find his voice.


Who Is Your Rock?
2020-02-13 03:00:00
He survived the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, two years ago and has been a student mental health advocate ever since. Now Kai Koerber finds a way to thank the person who helped him find his voice.


What Does It Take To Really Listen To Someone?
2020-01-30 03:00:00
Are you actually listening when someone is talking to you, or just waiting for your turn to talk? Our guest, a veteran of the Iraq War, practices how to truly listen to others.


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