kindness

Well-Being

When Good Goes Viral (video) 

The documentary film Good Virus debunks the "nice guys finish last" notion and suggests kindness is our default. Catch the screening at Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).  Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • November 25, 2014
Daily Practices

5 Steps to Worrying Less 

There's no way to cure worry, says Elisha Goldstein. But we can learn to get better at recognizing it and gently guiding ourselves back to what matters. Read More 

  • Elisha Goldstein
  • June 13, 2014

Killing with Kindness? 

Yesterday The New York Times published a science piece about “pathological altruism.” This is when normally helpful behavior “is taken to extremes, misapplied or stridently rhapsodized.” Then it can become “unhelpful, unproductive and even destructive.” Dr. Robert A. Burton, author of the forthcoming book Pathological Altruism, says selflessness gone awry may… Read More 

  • Line Goguen-Hughes
  • October 4, 2011

Humankind-ness: Dacher Keltner 

Humans are wired to be good, according to Professor Dacher Keltner. One only has to look at emotions such as compassion, awe, and embarrassment to see it.  Read More 

  • Line Goguen-Hughes
  • January 31, 2011

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