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Well-Being



Well-being is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.” There are multiple aspects of well-being in addition to the physical—emotional, spiritual, psychological, social, and economic, to name a few—and although these needs are universal, our access to and experience of them can vastly differ depending on the many facets of our identity.

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Stop Chasing Purpose and Focus on Wellness - Chloe Hakim-Moore - TEDxMemphis

For ages, people have been told to find our purpose, and that purpose will lead to a fulfilled life.

Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

Joan Borysenko, co-founder and director of the Mind/Body Clinic at New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, describes the clinic’s ten-week program for learning to “mind the body” through a medical synthesis of neurology, immunology, and psychology.

A Life Worth Waking Up For

People who love the life they live find more time to live it.

Safety is not the absence of threat, it is the presence of connection.

Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness

Awakening Joy is more than just another book about happiness. More than simply offering suggested strategies to change our behavior, it uses time-tested practices to train the mind to learn new ways of thinking.

The Four Keys to Well-Being

Dr. Richard Davidson explains that well-being is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.

Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements

Much of what we think will improve our wellbeing is either misguided or just plain wrong. Contrary to what many people believe, wellbeing isn’t just about being happy. Nor is it only about being wealthy or successful. And it’s certainly not limited to physical health and wellness.

There is light in darkness. You just have to find it.

Is It Self-Care, or Is It Capitalism?

So many of the little rituals I have each day—like my makeup or skincare routine—do help soothe and/or rejuvenate me. For me, any type of solo practiced routine is good. But I’ve learned that self-care does not, and cannot, sustain me. And I believe that this may be the case for many of you.

This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide to Mind, Body, and Soul

With an introduction by Anne Lamott, This Messy Magnificent Life is a personal and exhilarating read on freeing ourselves from daily anxiety, lack, and discontent.

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