Both the Santa story and consumer culture promote the ideal of wish-fulfilment, but parents can model adaptability and a healthy understanding of limitations by supporting children through disappointment.
Hide the credit cards and instead build traditions with your kids. Supporting a child through gift disappointment is important to their emotional, cognitive and social development.
Volunteering at a food bank is one way people feel rewarded by giving.
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How does being thankful about things in your own life relate to any selfless concern you may have about the well-being of others? A neuroscientist explores the gratitude/altruism connection.
Andy Murray’s secret to success? Being good to himself.
Research confirms what the world’s elite sports stars already know – being kinder to yourself, and to others, and being grateful is good for your mental health.
There are physical, emotional, mental and even business benefits to being virtuous, kind and acting with integrity.
Research shows that virtue in all areas of life contributes to good physical, emotional, mental and interpersonal health. It is, in fact, good for you to be good.
An attitude of gratitude may relieve stress, which in turn may lead to better health.
Most parents try to teach their children to feel grateful. Now, some therapists and doctors are encouraging people to focus on gratitude, as studies show that gratitude can be good for health.
Members of the team who were rescued from a flooded cave prepare to be ordained to become Buddhist novices and monks.
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In Theravada Buddhism, ordaining to be a monk and donating the merit thus gained is one of the greatest honors that a person can give to another – in this case to the late Navy SEAL officer.
International Yoga Day in London 2017 in Trafalgar Square.
Anna Sunderland Engels.
Part of yoga's appeal is that it continues to be seen as a mystical, ancient tradition. The truth is, the practice of yoga has gone through some profound shifts.
What really is the art of gratitude?
Why you might be getting gratitude all wrong.
Libby’s continues to fiercely compete with pumpkin pie peddlers Borden’s, Snowdrift and Mrs. Smith’s for a place on the Thanksgiving table.
At one point, turkey was jockeying with duck and chicken for king of the Thanksgiving table.
Two little words can say so much.
Most of us were taught that saying “thank you” is simply the polite thing to do. But recent research in social psychology suggests that saying “thank you” goes beyond good manners – it also serves to build…