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August 2015

Matthieu Ricard.
Can an individual change? And if so, does this change have an influence on society and on succeeding generations?

Buddhist monk and bestselling author Matthieu Ricard gives a resounding yes to both questions and lays out the power and path to personal change in a Greater Good excerpt from his new book, Altruism.

Also on Greater Good:
Does Becoming a Parent Make You Less Happy?
Recent media headlines have trumpeted news that becoming a parent is worse for you than the death of a spouse. 

But potential parents shouldn't worry: The author of a new study says that parenthood doesn't actually reduce happiness

How to Get Your Kid to Talk About School
If you are a parent, you've probably been there. Your daughter always insists school is "fine" or your son says "I forget" when you ask how his day was.

As the new school year begins across the nation, Christine Carter has three tips to get your kids to talk about what happened at school.

Greater Good in Action: Feeling Connected
Humans have a strong drive to be kind, but that drive is usually stronger when they feel connected to other people. Use the Feeling Connected practice on our new Greater Good in Action platform to boost your relationships and your everyday kindness.
Mindfulness & Well-Being at Work
When: November 13-14, 2015
Where: UC Berkeley Campus 
Early bird discount ends Sept. 1


This special conference will examine in depth the state-of-the-art for well-being and mindfulness at work, exploring what's working and why. 

The two-day program will include a keynote by neuroscientist Richie Davidson, perhaps the foremost authority on the neuroscience of mindfulness. 

Among the other speakers will be workplace leaders who have pioneered programs at Aetna, BlackRock, SAP, Pacific Blue Cross, and Pixar, as well representatives from some of the world's top mindfulness training programs, including the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, Wisdom Labs, and the Potential Project.

GGSC members receive a 20% discount! Group rates and sponsorships available. For more information, email [email protected].

Co-presented by 1440 Multiversity, Mindful magazine, and the GGSC.
Shapiro & Siegel on Connection & Compassion
A special day-long event with Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Dan Siegel, M.D.
When: October 2, 2015
Where: UC Berkeley Campus or via live webcast

This special day-long event will be co-taught by Shauna Shapiro and Dan Siegel, two renowned experts on the science and practice of mindfulness.

Together they will explore how mindfulness not only hones skills of attention but also cultivates compassion, kindness, and connections with others. Combining lecture with experiential exercises, the day will be emotionally rich and deeply practical.

6 CE credits for health professionals. Discounts for members!

Spaces are filling up--register today!

How to Be Happy
When: September 8, 2015
Where: Free online class

The GGSC's groundbreaking, free course relaunches September 8, 2015. If you missed The Science of Happiness when it was first offered in 2014, now's your chance to join the more than 200,000 students who've been inspired and invigorated by the course thus far.

Six or 16 CE credits for health professionals. 
Meet our Fellows
Alison Cohen
This week, meet GGSC 2015-2016 graduate fellow Alison Cohen, a Ph.D. candidate in epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. 

Her fellowship project will look at links between school climate and health and well-being across students' lifespan.