As a reader, some of my favorite moments have been personal connections with authors. The pen pal correspondence I had with teen horror novelist Ritchie Tankersley Cusick in the 5th grade (she encouraged me as I wrote my first and last mystery novel); the handwritten note from Judy Blume telling me she would think of […]
Hoping to wake up as some new, ideal you in 2013? Most New Year’s resolutions are based on the assumption that who you really are is inadequate, and must be improved through self-discipline, joyless striving, and maybe a leftover Christmas miracle. I invite you to take a different approach this year, one that starts from […]
Author and Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, shares her favorite studies and strategies from her new book “The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It,” followed by a lively Q&A. Topics addressed include dieting, health, addiction, quitting smoking, procrastination, motivation, teaching/education, mindfulness, sleep, […]
I’m excited to announce the release of my latest audiobook, which presents six live lectures and twelve guided self-reflection and mediation practices. The Neuroscience of Change: A Compassion-Based Guide to Personal Transformation (Sounds True) integrates the most exciting scientific findings about how the mind works with the wisdom of mind-body traditions like yoga and Buddhism. […]
It was a blast to be on The Today Show! Check out the interview discussing my new book The Willpower Instinct, and my Stanford Continuing Studies class “The Science of Willpower.” Click to watch: The Today Show Willpower Tips Interview by Matt Lauer. Original broadcast: 1/3/2012.
Whatever your New Year’s Resolution, there’s a science-help book for you. You’ll get great advice mixed in with the funniest, most fascinating stories and studies science can provide. I put together my favorite science-help books for every possible New Year’s Resolution. Check out the slide show on the Huffington Post’s Books Section. [Excerpted Below] The […]
Yoga Offers New Hope for Chronic Pain by Kelly McGonigal This article originally appeared in Yoga International, and is an adaptation of material from the book Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Strategies for Calming Your Mind and Healing Your Pain (New Harbinger). There are few things more frustrating to a person with chronic pain than […]