Our monthly Greater Good Calendar is a day-by-day guide to well-being. This month, we hope it helps you find resilience in these uncertain times. To open the clickable calendar, click on the image below. (Please note: If you are having...
Researchers and philosophers have explored in great detail the emotional dramas of love and family. But they’ve spent much less time pondering the deep satisfaction of a good friend. A similar thing happens in our own lives, writes science...
Dear Christine, Last spring, distance learning in our household was a mess of constant interruptions, wacky sleep schedules, and Zoom burnout. I’d like to set my kids up better this fall, as the soonest in-person schooling could open for us...
Purpose is the stuff of inspirational posters and motivational speeches. When we find our purpose, they say, we’ll know what we are meant to do in life. The path will be laid out before us, and our job will...
How do you react to difficult emotions like anxiety, guilt, or anger? Many of us have the habit of judging ourselves and others harshly, drawing lines of blame that separate us from each other. But there’s another way, writes...
On April 1, I had been quarantining in my downtown apartment for two weeks, and it was starting to become clear that this coronavirus thing wasn’t going away anytime soon. As I often do in tough times, I turned...
This year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture tend to emphasize the worst in humanity. For example, Joker is about the descent into homicidal madness. Jojo Rabbit is about one of the worst events in human history, the Nazi Holocaust....
The coronavirus snuck up on us, bringing our way of life to a sudden halt. Here we are now, sheltering at home, shocked by the rising death count, worrying about ourselves and those we love. What used to be...
“A policeman is on his way to see us,” my husband told me with a look that said it all, before adding, “they rarely bring good news.” With that one phone call, and the subsequent visit from Craig (a...

Episode 59: Who Is Your Rock?

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It was Valentine’s Day of 2018 when a shooter opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killing 17 students and staff members. Over and over this year we have seen, heard and reported harrowing scenes like this...