Web Materials: Transforming Suffering Lesson 3


Web Articles

Sansone, Randy A., and Lori A. Sansone. “Gratitude and Well Being: The Benefits of Appreciation.” Psychiatry (Edgmont) 7.11 (2010): 18–22. (full PDF)

Robert A. Emmons University of California, Davis Michael E. McCullough “Counting Blessings Versus Burdens: An Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being in Daily Life”  University of Miami; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Copyright 2003 by the American Psychological Association, Inc. 2003, Vol. 84, No. 2, 377–38 (full PDF)

Malone, A., Meyer, D. D., Tarlton, T., Wasielewski, L., Reuben, P., West, C., & Mitchell, V. (2011). The Relationship between Forgiveness and Emotional Well-Being.” Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/ vistas/vistas11/Article_23.pdf

Loren Toussaint , Michael Barry , Lynn Bornfriend & Maurie Markman “Restore: The Journey Toward Self-Forgiveness: A Randomized Trial of Patient Education on Self Forgiveness in Cancer Patients and Caregivers”, Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 20:2, 54-74, (2014) DOI: 10.1080/08854726.2014.902714

Abid, Momina; Hussain, Shamsa. “Forgiveness: It’s Relation with Psychological Well-Being and Psychological Distress among Old Age Women” Indian Journal of Positive Psychology Dec 1, 2015

Michael Stone. “Forgiveness in the Workplace” Industrial & Commercial Training. Volume 34. Number 7. 2002. pp. 278-286

“Practicing Gratitude Can Increase Happiness by 25%” by PSY Blog

Sara B. Algoe, Baldwin M. Way “Evidence for a Role of the Oxytocin System, Indexed by Genetic Variation in CD38, in the Social Bonding Effects of Expressed Gratitude”  Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci (2014) 9 (12): 1855-1861 first published online January 5, 2014doi:10.1093/scan/nst182 (Full PDF)

Series of Articles in the Greater Good Science Center “Expanding Gratitude Project.”


Sacred Art of Living Center

Website of the Sacred Art of Living Center, sponsor of the Soul & Science project.

Mindsight Institute

Dr. Dan Siegel’s Institute website. Their mission is described this way: the Mindsight Institute is to provide a scientifically grounded, integrated view of human development for mental health practitioners, educators, organizational leaders, parents, and others to promote the growth of vibrant lives and healthy minds.

Dr. Michael McCullough Website

A comprehensive list or studies and resources on the topics of forgiveness, gratitude, wellness and healing.

Network for Grateful Living

Network for Grateful Living Website created by psychologist and anthropologist Brother David Steindl-Rast, PhD

Lists a variety of related resources on the topics of forgiveness, gratitude and healing.  The Network for Grateful Living is a global organization offering online and community-based educational programs and practices which inspire and guide a commitment to grateful living, and catalyze the transformative power of personal and societal responsibility.