Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A New Psychological Movement: Pursuing Happiness

Turns out the Founding Fathers were right. It is the pursuit of happiness that matters, even for the depressed.

This article in the latest issue of Segullah, Harvesting Happiness, is written by practicing psychologist Wendy Ulrich and gives some good info about the new trend. She also offers some tips on exactly how to harvest happiness--some of them might surprise you! (Turns out not all service/volunteer-ing is good for you, only certain kinds.) I hope you all take a look at her article. After all, as Ulrich reminds us, President Hinckley did say, "In all of living have much of fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured."


Anonymous said...

That was great! Thanks for posting the link!

Lura said...

Thank you so much for this! I bookmarked it so I can read it over again and work on the points mentioned. Great article. Thanks again!

Elizabeth-W said...

She quotes Seligman a bit. I LOVE him! Great article. Great post!

Misty Lynne said...

Thanks! I found the second list, those things that won't really help us maintain happiness, to be very interesting. Who knew that accomplishing your goals might actually be a downer?

Genetics as well as stress and childhood trauma contributing to depression was interesting too.

Thanks for the link. I really enjoyed it.

Laura said...

Glad you guys liked it! Segullah has tons of stuff I love. If you get a chance nose around their site some more.