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Greater Good in Action: Practice happiness with online exercises

Greater Good in Action (GGIA), a new online resource brought to you by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center in collaboration with Hope Lab, offers research-based, hands-on practices to boost happiness, resilience, kindness and connection.

GGIA builds on the premise — backed up by cutting-edge research — that happiness, resilience and kindness are skills that can be taught and developed over time.

To launch this groundbreaking project, the GGSC synthesized hundreds of scientific studies that point to the best methods for developing positive skills such as gratitude, mindfulness and empathy. With the launch of GGIA, the GGSC has put these skills at readers’ fingertips in a format that’s easy to navigate and digest.

Each of the exercises — or “practices” — on the site is broken down into step-by-step instructions, with references to studies that suggest why and how the practice works. The practices are also labeled by difficulty level casual, moderate or intensive. Some take just five minutes to complete.

These practices are meant to benefit those who want to improve their social and emotional well-being — or want to help their kids, students, patients or employees improve their well-being — but don’t have the time or money to invest in a formal program.

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