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Wait: Galway Kinnell’s Beautiful and Life-Giving Poem for a Young Friend Contemplating Suicide
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All You Need Is Love, Gratitude, and Oxytocin
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Young Barack Obama on What His Mother Taught Him About Love
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How Nature Helps Fathers Nurture
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Anne Truitt on Compassion, Humility, and How to Cure Our Chronic Self-Righteousness
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Steinbeck and the Difficult Art of the Friend Breakup
5 Minutes to Feeling More Loved, Valued, Peaceful, and Connected
What Do You Say To Yourself?
Why Do We Love? An Animated Inquiry Into Romance by Philosopher Skye Cleary
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Stendhal on the Seven Stages of Romance and Why We Fall Out of Love: Timeless Wisdom from 1822
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Do children have a right to be loved?
Mary McCarthy on Love and Hannah Arendt’s Advice to Her on the Dangerous Delusion That We Can Change Our Lovers
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F. Scott Fitzgerald offers a list of things to worry about and things not to worry about
Love Over Biology: Jennifer Finney Boylan on What It’s Like to Be a Transgender Parent
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Leo Tolstoy, Shortly Before His Death, on Love, Reason, Human Nature, and What Gives Meaning to Our Lives
What We Google When We Google Love
Psychology beyond the Brain
Want to Satisfy Your Partner? Give Them Some Gratitude
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Love Books for Little Ones
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Love Films
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Meditating with Your Kids
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Wisdom

creativity
curiosity
love of learning
perspective
multidisciplinary thinking

Courage

bravery
perseverance
honesty
enthusiasm
growth

Humanity

love
kindness
social intelligence
empathy

Justice

social responsibility
teamwork
fairness
leadership
taking initiative

Temperance

forgiveness
humility
prudence
self-control

Transcendence

appreciation of beauty
gratitude
optimism
humor
spirituality

This “Periodic Table of Character Strengths” is an original creation of Let it Ripple, and is based on research by Dr. Martin Seligman and Dr. Christopher Peterson explored in our film The Science of Character. The classification of character strengths and virtues is copyrighted by VIA Institute on Character and is used with permission.

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