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Flourishing

In College, Choose to Thrive

Michael Roth | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Your college choice isn't just about "fit" and "comfort"; it isn't just about the prestige of the school or the amenities it offers. Your college choice should reflect your aspirations, where you can imagine yourself discovering more about the world and your capacities to interact with it.

Chronic Illness' Opportunity for Patients and Providers

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

While I don't think anyone with a chronic illness would chose it, many of us have found it has added something to our lives we're not sure we want to give up. And in many ways, it has made us the best of ourselves.

The One Thing Everyone Wants More Than Anything

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

What is happiness? And where is it found? And further still, if we found it, how would we know that what we found is actually it?

The Science Of Happiness

Meghan Keener | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Meghan Keener

The field of positive psychology operates from the premise that we ought to acknowledge both the light and the dark sides of life. It focuses on positive elements of life such as character strengths, positive emotion, resilience, purpose, positive relationships, and creative achievement.

Why Getting Fired Was The Best Thing That Could Have Happened To Me

Nancy Sherr | Posted 10.09.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

Once I got up off the floor and the shock subsided, and I finally stopped feeling like a victimized, washed-up old troll...I realized [my layoff] gave me the gift of liberation: the golden opportunity to create a life I love. A life fully expressed.

Education and 'The Public Promotion of Moral Genius': An Interview with Peter Hershock

Matt Bieber | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
Matt Bieber

Peter Hershock is the author of Buddhism in the Public Sphere, which presents a set of Buddhist perspectives on a series of political and policy challenges.

Flourishing, Positive Psychology and Torture: Is Happiness a Warm Gun?

Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home
Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D.

Happiness is a national obsession, the central topic in many bestselling books, and a boon for motivational speakers. In a world as complicated and disheartening as ours, who wouldn't want a method for feeling better?

Take Buddhism. Add Freud. And Then, Says Jeffrey Rubin, Flourish

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.08.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Flourishing is not the same as happiness -- it doesn't always feel good. Sometimes flourishing is knowing I did the best I could.