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The Word on Wellness

Today’s article is from wellness expert Donald B. Ardell who wrote the landmark High Level Wellness: An Alternative to Doctors, Drugs, and Disease and a dozen others since, plus 673 editions of his insightful Ardell Wellness Report newsletter.  He has won numerous national and world championships in triathlon and duathlon competitions and has been given lifetime achievement awards […]

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Smarts and Stamina: Flourishing for Busy People

Last week, fellow MAPP graduates, Marie-Josee Shaar and Kathryn Britton published their new book: Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance.  I was honored to have been asked to write the foreword for their book. This week on Psychology of Wellbeing, I share with you the foreword I wrote for them.  […]

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Personal Biological Monitoring: The Future of Health Diagnostics

Two weeks ago, I attended the Global Spa Summit in Bali, Indonesia, where spa and wellness leaders from around the world gathered together to discuss trends for the future of wellness.  One surprising trend that came up again and again in multiple sessions during the summit was the concept of personal biological monitoring—people using technology […]

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On Physical Flourishing

Today’s article is also published on Positive Psychology News Daily.  With the release of his new book, “Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being,” Martin Seligman presents his new model for wellbeing under the codename PERMA.  PERMA is an acronym for the five pillars of wellbeing that Seligman has identified through decades of research […]

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Exercise and the Brain

The tendency in holistic or “mind-body” wellbeing is to focus on the importance of mental wellbeing for physical health.  Reducing stress, practicing mindfulness, and experiencing positive emotions all have an impact on our physical health.  But the mind-body connection works in the other direction too.  Using our bodies and developing physical fitness is also good […]

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The Happiness Diet: The Power of Positivity for Weight Loss

Today’s article is by Professor Timothy Sharp, the Chief Happiness Officer of The Happiness Institute, in Sydney, Australia, devoted to enhancing happiness in individuals, families and organizations. His work was recently featured on an Australian reality television series entitled, “House of Food Obsessives.”  Having spent many years working with people trying to find happiness (and […]

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On Eating Animals

I recently wrote “Confessions of a Carnivore,” about my month-long stint last August in vegetarianism.  To motivate me during the month, I read “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Froer, which gives a “too close for comfort” look at how our food is produced in the modern world.  Reading this book is like taking the red […]

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