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Emotional and Mental Health

If identity describes the answer to the question “Who am I?,” then emotional and mental health can be summed up as the answer to the question “How am I?” Our thoughts and feelings have an incredibly strong impact on our overall well-being, and gaining a sturdy vocabulary for talking about them is essential for taking ownership of our health. Mental health is affected by conscious behavior choices (such as intentional thought patterns) and the biology of our brain’s neurological structure, and emotional health is affected by our ability to identify and accept all of our feelings—even the ones that don’t feel so good—in a productive manner. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Happiness 101: Simple Secrets to Smart Living & Well-Being

Are you as authentically happy as your social media profiles make it seem? When a group of researchers asked young adults around the globe what their number one priority was in life, the top answer was “happiness.” Not success, fame, money, looks, or love . . . but happiness.

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being

“This book will help you flourish.” With this sentence, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, his first book in ten years—and the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is.

The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey from Helplessness to Optimism

Martin E. P. Seligman is one of the most decorated and popular psychologists of his generation. When he first encountered the discipline in the 1960s, it was devoted to eliminating misery: the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms.

Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life

Self-Reg is a groundbreaking book that presents an entirely new understanding of your child’s emotions and behavior and a practical guide for parents to help their kids engage calmly and successfully in learning and life. Grounded in decades of research and working with children and parents by Dr.

Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection

Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Using research from her own lab, Barbara L. Fredrickson redefines love not as a stable behemoth, but as micro-moments of connection between people—even strangers.

Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child

Parents have an important task: figure out who their child is—his or her skills, preferences, beliefs, values, personality traits, goals, and direction—get comfortable with it, and then help them pursue and live a life according to it.

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