Author: Greater Good Science Center

Greater Good Science Center

Greater Good In Action is a site launched by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, in collaboration with HopeLab. Synthesizing hundreds of scientific studies, Greater Good in Action collects the best research-based methods for a happier, more meaningful life—and puts them at your fingertips in a format that’s easy to navigate and digest.

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Body & Mind

Public speaking is one of the most common fears people experience. Explore this mindfulness practice for conquering those butterflies in your stomach—without picturing the audience in their underwear. [Podcast]

Man looking angry
Body & Mind

When anger builds, do you fall into it, or are you able to let it pass? This mindfulness practice creates space between your thoughts and your emotions, so you can let go of negative feelings. [Podcast]

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Body & Mind

Does imagining your future make you more happy—or more anxious? Taking just 15 minutes every day to write down what you want to do in the future can help you realize what’s most important to you, and put you on a path to achieving you goals. [Podcast]

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Living

Are you too hard on yourself? Graduate student Steven Czifra spent most of his life behind bars. In this podcast, discover the research-tested practice that helped him quiet his inner critic.