Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being
by Martin E.P. Seligman
Want to increase your health and well-being this year? Seligman’s work is for you. After 35 years of helping patients get rid of anxiety and depression, he expected to end up with happy patients. He didn’t. As a result, he founded positive psychology, which focuses on achieving health and well-being before disease strikes. His approach is preventive and acknowledges a mind-body connection. Positive health prescribes optimism, exercise, love and friendship to keep oxytocin levels high and cortisol levels low.