Are some of us failures? Or have we lost sight of what happiness really is?
More than a state of intense joy
The answer may surprise you. It's what our central nervous system naturally returns to following bouts of physical highs and lows. A neutral state of relaxed calm; with our blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and hormones all at their normal levels.
Physically, this is achieved when the body has been adequately exercised, rested, fed and hydrated.
Mind-body exercise, aerobic exercise, massage, sleep and quality nutrition contribute to our body's "happiness" and well-being.
The bottom line is, we can all be "happy,"
I invite you think about your own interpretation of happiness and well-being, and to take steps to begin living your life in a full and deeply satisfying way.
Find your own true happiness. I do, every day as I live with ALS.
"Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being"
by Martin E. P. Seligman. Published by Free Press, 2011.
"Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize
Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment" by Martin E.P. Seligman. 2004
ALS and Wellness Blogger
"Happiness doesn't just happen; it emerges."