What worked was committing to the smallest goal possible -- doing something that was only a hair better than doing nothing. Here's why that surprising strategy did the trick, says author and coach Christine Carter.Continue reading
Why you should listen
As a sociologist, Christine Carter, PhD, inspires large-scale, systemic change in our most common and influential social structures: organizations, families, and schools.
A senior fellow at the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, Carter draws on scientific research in psychology, sociology, and neuroscience to develop strategies for coping with modern pressures, and tactics to truly thrive. Clients have included Google, Pixar, Nike, Salesforce, Microsoft, Hilton, YouTube, the American Heart Association, Wells Fargo, Jet Blue, Kaiser Permanente, the Boston Consulting Group and the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as dozens of schools, hundreds of families and many small businesses.
Her books include The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less, The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction, and Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents.
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What can we do when everything seems out of control? Rather than resist or avoid these feelings, we can learn to accept ambiguity, take care of ourselves, and figure out the kind of life we most want to lead, says author and coach Christine Carter.Continue reading
Losing these ceremonies and rites of passage may seem pretty small in the grand scheme of things, but it's a big deal for our kids. Here's how to help them grieve, from parenting expert Christine Carter.Continue reading