It’s easy to become a cynic. Just turn on the radio or scroll a social media feed and you can get hooked by a sea of negativity. Moreover, some of the first conversations of the day are complaints. Gridlock traffic. Gloomy weather. A bad hair day. An ungrateful child. We do this because our brains scan for threats. Imperceptibly and nonchalantly. We can’t help ourselves because that’s how we are wired. There’s even a scientific…
Tara Cousineau, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, meditation teacher, well-being researcher, and social entrepreneur. She has received numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovative Research program and is affiliated with the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance in Somerville, MA. Learn more about her new book, THE KINDNESS CURE (February 2018, New Harbinger Press) and check out her Kindness Quotient quiz.