WIN Wyoming and WIN the Rockies

Thought Bullets
for
February 2003

The Science of Happiness

The principles of WIN Wyoming and WIN the Rockies are centered around the joy of eating, the joy of physical activity, and the inner-peace experienced by accepting yourself and others regardless of body size. With this in mind, it was with great interest I learned of a new book called Authentic Happiness by psychologist Martin E. P. Seligman. Seligman is considered a pioneer in a new field of psychology called positive psychology. His work is based on clinical findings that happiness is not the result of good luck or the absence of negative events in life. Seligman and others psychologists are finding certain traits can predict the level of happiness in our lives.

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Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD

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