PRACTICE | 10 Ways to Become More Grateful

Take a few minutes each day to try out these practices from our friends at the Greater Good Science Center to nurture a sense of kindness and gratitude for yourself and others.

READ | This Group Has $100 Million and a Big Goal: To Fix America

Pluralism is a practice, and it will take all of us to learn and hone our skills in order to build a healthy, relational, and pluralistic democracy. We are humbled to be part of this New Pluralists effort, and we would love for you to add your voice to the choir.

WATCH | Harvard Negotiator Explains How to Argue

Daniel Shapiro, founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, explains the “tribal traps” that Americans often fall into in conflict situations and how we can get out of these traps by having more productive conversations.

ENGAGE | Pathways to Repair

Listen to a week of conversation, hosted by The Dinner Party, Faith Matters Network, and Rural Assembly, with experts in the work of repair. Take a chance to explore what it means to do right by one another and move through the moments that threaten to tear us apart.

READ | The Story We’re Telling About Youth Mental Health is Hurting Our Kids

The crisis narrative that we are reading about youth mental health is shaping how we understand the issue and how young people see themselves. But there are four big problems with this crisis narrative: it paralyzes us; it advances already damaging stereotypes; it can backfire; and it makes us deal with the problem retroactively instead of proactively.

WATCH | Social Media Companies Amplifying Americans’ Anger for Profit on 60 Minutes

Tristan Harris, co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt speak with 60 Minutes on how social media is super-charging one of the worst parts of ourselves and skewing the political landscape for profit.

READ | Generation Citizen CEO Elizabeth Clay Roy on Why Civics Education is Patriotic — And Why She’s Hopeful About America’s Future

“I am hopeful in this moment, that there is a peaceful conclusion to what’s happening now and that folks can begin to focus on how we are going to move forward and try to repair many of the breaches and rips that have occurred,” said Elizabeth Clay Roy of the deep divisions we are experiencing in our country.

WATCH | Three Tips to Be a Better Conversationalist

These tips from Mónica Guzmán, bridge builder and author of I Never Thought of It That Way, may come in handy this holiday season.

READ | More than 10,000 Pediatric Clinicians Complete Training in the Promotion of Early Relational Health

Over the past 18 months, Reach Out and Read has trained over 10,000 pediatric primary care clinicians on ways to promote positive interactions between children and parents/caregivers through early literacy.