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Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning professor Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.

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Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning professor Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.

    Don't be Afraid of Your Anger

    Don't be Afraid of Your Anger

    What happens when we suppress our anger? And what if we tried to work with it instead? Our guest tries a practice to harness her inner fierceness to care for herself.

    • 18 min
    How to Enjoy Life More with Michael Pollan

    How to Enjoy Life More with Michael Pollan

    Michael Pollan tries to get more out of life by temporarily giving up one of his pleasure.

    • 19 min
    How to Craft Your Life

    How to Craft Your Life

    When the world around you changes, so can your goals. This week's guest tries a practice to tap into a new sense of purpose.

    • 19 min
    Noticing Nature in the City

    Noticing Nature in the City

    When was the last time you stopped to admire a tree? Our guest finds that paying attention to the greenery near his home can bring peace of mind.

    • 21 min
    What Humans Can Learn From Trees

    What Humans Can Learn From Trees

    Trees don't just compete with one another for resources, they also cooperate. Scientist and author Suzanne Simard explains the surprising science of trees.

    • 17 min
    Finding Strength through Gratitude

    Finding Strength through Gratitude

    A doctor who serves communities in dire need shares how gratitude helps him find light in the darkness.

    • 19 min

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