Nourishing Your Flourishing

"Think of a person who, despite meeting diagnostic criteria for a mental illness, is able to feel good about themselves and their lives, and can function well more often than not. It is freeing to recognize that we can all do well and be well. When we access the resources we need (both internal and external), everyone can thrive."

recent article by Adam Grant for the NYT described the experience of life during a pandemic as one where many of us are "languishing." The piece reminded me of my love of Corey Keyes' research on "flourishing" (the opposite of languishing, described as feeling pleasurable emotions and functioning well psychologically and socially) and has me thinking that reframing "mental health" may be more important than ever as we transition from pandemic life to whatever new normal will take its place.


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