Some of the best and brightest researchers who study how to increase your well-being have loads of free, practical, helpful information just waiting for you out there in cyberspace.
To make things a little easier for you, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites. These are people and research that have rocked my world and I know they’ll do the same for you. Look for the free stuff!
Struggling with shame? Brene Brown’s got your back.
Must see: Brene Brown’s free first Ted Talk, The Power of Vulnerability (20 minutes.)
Also good: Her free second Ted Talk, Listening to Shame (20 minutes.)
Excellent free article: 4 (Totally Surprising) Life Lessons We All Need to Learn
Too hard on yourself? Kristen Neff can help you with that.
Must read free article: Why Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem
Must read book: Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Wonderful, free guided meditations about self-compassion: Self-compassion.org website
Need more positivity in your life? (Or just want to know what that is?) Barbara Frederickson’s all over it.
Science-y, but really informative free article that includes video clips: Are You Getting Enough Positivity In Your Diet?
Want a go-to resource on how to set and reach your goals? Heidi Grant Halvorson’s got it for you.
Must read free article: 9 Things Successful People Do Differently
Looking for more happiness? Sonja Lyubomirsky has the place to look.
Must read free article: Is It Possible to Become Lastingly Happier?
Also good: Her other free articles on Psychology Today and her free videos at the Greater Good Science Center.
Searching for more meaning in your life? A bunch of researchers say it will make you happier.
Must read free article: Is a Happy Life Different From a Meaningful One?
Must read free ebook: my very own How to Live a More Meaningful Life
And don’t forget, if you’d like to learn more about bouncing back in life, download my FREE ebook, Bounce Back! 5 keys to survive and thrive through life’s ups and downs.
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