Fredrickson & Losada 2005

Fredrickson & Losada 2005

To flourish means to live within an optimal range of human functioning, one that connotes goodness,generativity, growth, and resilience. This definition builds on path-breaking work that measures mental health in positive terms rather than by the absence of mental illness (Keyes, 2002). Flourishing contrasts not just with pathology but also with languishing: a disorder intermediate along the mental health continuum experienced by
people who describe their lives as “hollow” or “empty.” Read More