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What is well-being? and how does it relate to our happiness?

What is Well-Being?

I had to share this excerpt from my 'guru' Martin E.P Seligman.  His work continues to inspire me! I hope it will do the same for you!


What is Well-Being?
Martin E.P. Seligman, April 2011
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This an excerpt from Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being

The Original Theory: Authentic Happiness


Positive psychology, as I intend it, is about what we choose for its own sake. I chose to have a back rub in the Minneapolis airport recently because it made me feel good. I chose the back rub for its own sake, not because it gave my life more meaning or for any other reason. We often choose what makes us feel good, but it is very important to realize that often our choices are not made for the sake of how we will feel. I chose to listen to my six-year-old’s excruciating piano recital last night, not because it made me feel good but because it is my parental duty and part…