Susan Johnson

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks publicly about husband’s death for first time

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave an powerful speech at UC Berkeley’s commencement on Saturday about resilience and loss.<p>The speech addressed how Sandberg coped after her husband Dave Goldberg died unexpectedly in Mexico during a trip on May 1, 2015.<p>“I have never spoken publicly about this before. …

Empathy

The Gym Class Where You Do Nothing

Fitness centers are pitching meditation and mindfulness sessions for stressed-out members<p>Gyms that promote exhausting workouts have a new pitch for members: not moving a muscle.<p>Fitness centers increasingly are offering classes that feature meditation. Organizers say they’re responding to the …

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2015

More than a decade after <i>Greater Good</i> first started reporting on the science of compassion, generosity, happiness—what we call “the science of a …

Psychology

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

"Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning and spread it over the fields." -- Mary Oliver<p>When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in with yourself is a waste of a precious …

Meditation

Loving Someone With a Mental Illness

On a recent visit home, we walked into the neighborhood liquor store, I notice he's beaming with pride, eager to blurt out to the clerk, "This is my sister I was telling you about she's a newscaster from LA. She's my better half." My brother knows that simple introduction just bought him more store …

Mental Health

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Mindfulness

<i>jennifer maravillas for hbr</i><p>The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds willing to take a $100 million gamble …

Daily Meditation: Winter Solstice

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a song by Sufjan Stevens in honor of the winter solstice, which falls on …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

4 Life Truths That Take the Edge Off Life's Roller Coaster for Highly-Sensitive Types

It's not an exaggeration to say I've spent much of my life "feeling" too much. My earliest memories are of a little girl experiencing emotion with such intensity that she would have felt relief from waves crashing down around her head.<p>I was the kid in constant floods of tears simply from passing an …

Happiness

Is your workplace silly season getting stressful? Try this

by Tom Loncar<p>December is again upon us, a time when many workplaces engage in a frenetic range of "winding down", end of year reporting and Christmas …

Meditate With Intention, Not Goals

I came to meditation after years of trying to improve my life. I’d been stuck in depression for a long time, and meditation was the latest in a long …

Mindfulness

Getting Unstuck in Life: A Different Perspective

As a dharma teacher, part of my work entails providing one-on-one meetings with practitioners in my community, which I've been offering for over a decade at the time of this writing (the only unfortunate result is that these meetings have become too popular, and I now have a long waiting list …

Procrastination

How to Prepare for Triggering Social Gatherings

<b>If you like this talk, please consider donating!</b> In the 2,500 year old tradition I teach entirely by dana: in other words, I scrape by entirely on …

Why crafting is good for mental health

Complex, creative activities like knitting, cake decorating or crossword puzzles can create a non-medicinal, feel-good high.<p>Our senior year of …

Breathing Away Depression

Few of us are completely untouched by depression. And when our mood is upended, the loss of hope and confidence can be almost paralyzing. Work …

Yoga for Depression: An Integrated Practice

Anyone who has suffered from depression understands how deep, abiding sadness or worthlessness can infiltrate and affect every aspect of our being. …

How to do Mindfulness Meditation - Lion's Roar

<i>Note: In 2018, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche became the subject of a number of allegations of sexual assault and misconduct and stepped back from the</i> …

Meditation

6 Lies Your Depression Wants You to Believe (& How to Not Fall Into the Trap)

“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without <i>changing</i> our thinking.” – Albert Camus<p>When depression hits, it …

Compassion Fatigue

By: Tracy C. Wharton, M.Ed., MFT<p>When I was a young counselor just out of school, I took a job at an alternative school. I provided crisis …

Social Work

REAL Self-Care™ Quiz – Where Do You Need Help?

<b>Self-Care Quiz</b><p>How well are you taking care of yourself?<p>1- Do you have a morning routine that is nourishing and allows you to start your day with some …

Meditating Can Physically Restructure the Brain!

You may think of meditation as an esoteric practice with little to no grounding in reality. However, a number of recent studies have found that …

Mindfulness

How to Gain Clarity in Your Life

Henry David Thoreau famously wrote that most people (‘the mass of men’) live lives of quiet desperation. Most of us probably wouldn’t describe our …

Meditation

10 Thoughts Anxious People Have Throughout The Day

"Are they laughing at me?"<p>One of the <i>splendid blessings</i> (read: annoying symptoms) of anxiety is having to deal with rapid-fire thoughts that turn into constant worry. Sometimes these thoughts are warranted (“Did I leave the oven on?”), but often they’re totally unfounded (“Does my boss hate me?”) ― …

Self-help

Knit and Breathe

I didn't learn to knit because I'm a crafty person. I'm creative, sure, but more in a "how can we make this work?" kind of way rather than a "let's make this pretty" way. I didn't learn to knit because my mother taught me; her mother didn't teach her either. In fact, I don't know any women in my …

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Literature

Top 100 Traits & Behaviors

How Mindfulness Improves Your Brain and Relationships

<i>Mindfulness</i> is the process of paying attention, in an open, nonjudgmental way, to your experience in the present moment. Dr Daniel J. Siegel, defines …