Is Happiness Overrated?

May 21, 2011 by  
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Posted below is an excellent article I found today in the New York Times – albeit a little late, it was published on May 16th.

It’s about Martin Seligman’s new book, “Flourish”.  Seligman is also the writer of the 2002 bestseller “American Happiness” and founder of the positive psychology movement.

It is an excellent post because it states that happiness is overrated. The post then goes on to describe what the feeling of well-being is, and the necessary elements to get there.  It lists 5 elements and they are: 1- positive emotion, 2 – engagement, 3 – relationships, 4 – meaning and 5 – accomplishment.  These five elements together create a sense of well-being which is actually permanent and not transient like happiness.

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Love Vaccine; Coming To A Store Near You

July 21, 2009 by  
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Here I am again in search of interesting news about love to share with you.   A New York Times piece about a love vaccine and/or a love potion has caught my attention.

In this piece author John Tierney discusses recent findings by neuroscientist Larry Young about the science of love.  While I personally believe the scientific component of love, desire and attraction, I also believe the heart/spirit/soul (whatever your belief system calls it) component which inspires – commitment, loyalty, and joy. 

As we are made up of body, mind and heart/spirit/soul our love also is composed of contributions from all three parts.

Click on the below link for John’s article and let me know what you think.