I Get Up. I Walk. I fall down. Meanwhile I Keep Dancing. Hillel
Can happiness live in a world riddled with darkness: either in the larger world or in our own? When the international news is terrifying, when our safety is shaken, when our lives are stripped bare, how do we get up? Is it possible to dance, or even balance, when our limbs or lives are shattered? How do we rise?
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Post Traumatic Growth
Same sky: Partly sunny or partly cloudy? It depends on our lens. Why are some of us drawn to the light beyond the clouds while others primarily perceive the shade? Positive Psychology, the research-based science of happiness and well-being, explores this question though meticulously designed and replicated studies in the areas of neuroscience, immunology, endocrinology, and psychology. Dr. Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology, along with fellow researchers, examine the attributes, attitudes, and actions of those attuned to the light, even though their lives may be blanketed by storm clouds. (www.authentichappiness.com) What can we learn from the individuals, groups and organizations that flourish? Which perspectives, choices, and activities open us to greater physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being?
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