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Are you flourishing?

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by Geoff-Allen, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Greetings fellow earthlings!

    I hope you have enjoyed your online time today.

    Flourishing? It is not a hugely common word to apply to your state of mind.

    I first found it in a book by Matthieu Ricard.

    Then I discovered it as part of "positive psychology" - for example -

    Back in the day, I had the pleasure of studying in a department graced by Dr. Martin Seligman, father of the thriving positive psychology movement — a potent antidote to the traditional “disease model” of psychology, which focuses on how to relieve suffering rather than how to amplify well-being. His seminal book, Authentic Happiness, was among the 7 essential books on the art and science of happiness, and today marks the release of his highly anticipated follow-up. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being (public library) is rather radical departure from Seligman’s prior conception of happiness, which he now frames as overly simplistic and inferior to the higher ideal of lasting well-being.

    Read more at this site -

    Flourish: The Father of Positive Psychology Redefines Well-Being

    Wishing you all the best!

    :)
     
  2. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    This video has a little more detail on flourishing -



    Cheers!
     
  3. Salty Booger

    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)

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    Well, it really comes down to outlook and returning to the natural state of consciousness.
     
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