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A2A 1-on-1 Interview with Emily Esfahani Smith


A2A host Liz Saint John speaks with Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness about why the search for happiness may be distracting us from what really matters. Emily is a writer and editor at Stanford University’s Hoover […]

By |December 17th, 2017|1-on-1 Interviews|0 Comments|

A2A 1-on-1 Interview with Dr. Kristin Neff

Liz Saint John talks one-on-one with Dr. Kristin Neff. Dr. Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Self-Compassion. Dr. Neff was the first to define and measure self-compassion and is widely recognized as one of the leading […]

By |November 27th, 2017|1-on-1 Interviews|0 Comments|

A2A 1-on-1 Interview with Allan Luks

Liz Saint John talks one-on-one with Allan Luks, Director Emeritus of the Fordham University Center for Nonprofit Leaders and author of four books, including The Healing Power of Doing Good about volunteerism and how it can benefit one’s emotional and physical wellbeing.


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By |November 26th, 2017|1-on-1 Interviews|0 Comments|

A2A Research Showcase: How Meditation Can Change Your Brain

By Paul Ratner | October 14, 2017

Meditation is not only a good way to beat the stress but it actually changes the brains of its practitioners. The specific kind of […]

A2A Research Showcase: How Empathy Can Impact Our Health

By Jennifer Breheny Wallace | September 25, 2017

New research looks at the different ways we can respond to someone’s suffering with empathy; and how it triggers a physiological response that can […]

A2A Research Showcase: How Self-Compassion Helps You Support Others

By Darren Steeves | September 11, 2017

A new study finds that training to be more compassionate to yourself can make you more supportive of others.

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A2A Research Showcase: How Brains Develop Resilience

August 18, 2017

Researchers have identified a mechanism in patients with a high risk of developing bipolar disorder that helps the brain become more resilient.

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A2A Research Showcase: How Acts of Kindness Boost Your Mood

By Chris Mackey | August 7, 2017

Engaging in acts of kindness is one of the more reliable ways of boosting our mood.

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A2A Research Showcase: Research-Based App Builds Empathy in Teens

By Megan A. Moreno | August 16, 2017

Researchers have built a new app to promote child health and wellness by teaching them empathy.

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A2A Research Showcase: Overcoming Obstacles Makes Guide Dogs More Successful

By Michele Berger and Katherine Unger Baillie | August 7, 2017

New research finds that puppies who undergo obstacles at an early age are more likely to make successful guide dogs […]