Jessica Gibney

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What Don’t We Know about Gratitude and Youth?

When I was nine years old, I came down with a serious case of encephalitis. I spent a couple of weeks drifting in and out of sleep, hooked up to …

UC Berkeley

How to Fight Stress with Empathy

How many times have you been concerned about a friend or other loved one and asked if everything’s all right only to be told, “Oh, I’m just …

Mindfulness

What’s Good about Lying?

Do you teach children to lie?I do. All the time. And you do, too! If you’re like most American parents, you point to presents under the Christmas …

Psychology

Can You Change Your Personality?

I’m an extrovert—or so I’ve been told. I’m generally more energized by being with other people than alone, and I like to bounce ideas off of my …

Psychology

A Neuroscientist Tackles 'Why Diets Make Us Fat'

When Sandra Aamodt talks about dieting, people listen ... or, they stick their fingers in their ears and go la, la, la. Aamodt's neuroscientific take on why diets backfire is that divisive.<p>Aamodt is a neuroscientist, book author and former editor of a leading brain research journal. She also has …

Nutrition

In Defense of Food

Premiered December 30 | Streaming for a Limited Time“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” With that seven-word maxim, US-based journalist Michael …

Agriculture

Healthy Eating Plate & Healthy Eating Pyramid

The Healthy Eating Plate, created by nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health and editors at Harvard Health Publications, was designed to …

In praise of gratitude

The Thanksgiving holiday began, as its name implies, when the colonists gave thanks for surviving their first year in the New World and for a good …

Happiness
Mindfulness

Harvard researchers discovered the one thing everyone needs for happier, healthier lives

My grandmother once told me this little story that stuck with me. One afternoon at a doctor’s appointment, her doctor moved her large purse to another chair and remarked how heavy it was. “You must be very rich,” he said to her. “I am,” she said affirmatively.<p>My grandparents lived modestly, still …

Happiness

Are Your Happiness Goals Too High?

In our competitive culture, we usually think “more is better.” Being Number One, winning at all costs, and “having the most” is deeply ingrained in …

Happiness

What Happens When We Reconnect with Nature

Humans have long intuited that being in nature is good for the mind and body. From indigenous adolescents completing rites of passage in the wild, to …

Ecology

Do Mindful People Have a Stronger Sense of Self?

We all experience moments of self-doubt. Maybe we’re faced with a choice that leaves us confused about what we want; a conversation where we feel …

Mindfulness