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What are you doing? The Practice: Do freely. Why? Most people spend most minutes of most days doing one thing after another. I sure do. Typing these words is a kind of doing, as is driving to work, making dinner, brushing one's teeth, or putting the kids to...

At first glance, generosity may not seem like a mental resource, but it strengthens you with a sense of the fullness that’s already inside, while also connecting you with other people. Generosity to others can be a gift to you along the way, giving you...

Who’s left off your gift list? The Practice: Gift yourself. Why? Can you remember a time when you offered a gift to someone? Perhaps a holiday present, or a treat to a child, or taking time for a friend – or anything at all. How did this feel? Researchers...

Think about what you give, large and small, at home, on the job, to friends, to strangers, and to the wider world. We all offer so much each day, even if we don’t realize it in the moment. When you look at the things you do...

On this episode of the podcast we explore what it means to "aspire without attachment:" dreaming big dreams and pursuing them with commitment, while also being at peace with whatever happens. This includes: Why it’s a good thing to not be too attached to your aspirations. ...

The tree or the forest? See the big picture. The vast majority of human acts each day are constructive: making meals, tending to children, saying hello, restraining anger, completing tasks, planting seeds, teaching, healing, nurturing, cooperating ...

A person’s path through life – day by day, year after year – is shaped by many factors. Many of these are beyond our control, like our genetics or birthplace. But studies in adult development show that we still have a lot of influence over how...

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