Lisa Bennett is the co-author with emotional and social intelligence expert Daniel Goleman of Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence.

A former Harvard University fellow and Ashoka Changemakers thought leader, she is a contributor to books, including: The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness, A Place at the Table, Smart by Nature, and The Creation of the Future.

Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, The Daily Beast, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, More, Mothering, Vox, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Harvard Review, St. Petersburg Times, and elsewhere.

Her current interest: How what we know about happiness, parenting and doing a little good in the world can help us in the muddle that is modern life — and perhaps inspire us to become better, wiser, kinder human beings.