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Mindfulness of Breath

The Free Mindfulness Project provides a collection of free downloadable mindfulness-based exercises. The above link is to a mindful breathing exercise to focus intentionally on your breathing to ground yourself in what is happening right now.

Harvard Medical School—Optimism and Your Health

This article explores a series of studies from the U.S. and Europe on how optimism helps people cope with disease, recover from surgery, and improve overall health and longevity.

Dr. Rick Hanson: The Neuroscience of Lasting Happiness

Dr. Hanson shares practical self-help resources to overcome the brain’s negativity bias and find more happiness, self-worth, love, and peace in your life. He believes that with simple practices, you can hardwire more happiness into your brain and your life.

Greater Good The Science of a Meaningful Life

The Greater Good Science Center, based at the University of California, Berkeley, studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Their online magazine includes articles, videos, quizzes, and podcasts available for free.

Optimism and Health

A study about optimism and its impact on mental and physical well-being. (PDF)

Authentic Happiness

Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center. Dr. Seligman’s main mission has been the promotion of the field of Positive Psychology. His discipline includes the study of positive emotion, positive character traits, and positive institutions.

National Institute of Mental Health

Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.

Sleep Disorders

Information from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on sleep disorders and treatments.