April 26, 2011

Check out this website for an interesting discussion of happiness. If you register (free) you can take a variety of happiness questionnaires and compare your results to those of various demographic groups.

I particularly appreciate the concept of “positive health,” which is simply another way of saying that health is more than the absence of disease. Similarly, Dr. Seligman advocates “positive psychotherapy” – the idea that psychotherapy should not only alleviate depression and other woes, but should also increase well-being and happiness.

These ideas are well worth checking out for professionals who advocate a holistic approach to healthcare and for individuals seeking a more balanced life.

About Camille Freeman, DCN, RH (she/her)

Hi there! I'm a clinical herbalist and nutritionist specializing in fertility and menstrual health. I run the Monday Mentoring community of practice and also offer continuing education programs for practicing herbalists and nutritionists (Check out this year's Deep Dive!). I'm also a former professor with the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I taught physiology, pathophysiology, and mindful eating for 17 years. 

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