Flourish : A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being
Internationally esteemed psychologist Seligman has been on the cutting edge of psychological research for more than two decades, pioneering a science that improves people's lives. Now he has written his most life-changing book yet: Flourish, a new theory of satisfaction and purpose that will electrify his already massive audience. Building on his game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character, here is how to get life right. In a fascinating evolution of thought, Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about: Well-Being. And the four pillars of Well-Being--positive emotions, relationships, accomplishment, meaning and purpose--the greatest is meaning and purpose. Flourish's thought-provoking narrative supports its arguments in inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action, including: in the U.S. Army to improve soldiers' emotional resilience during and after service; in innovative schools that educate and motivate; and in corporations to improve performance and goal-setting. With its interactive exercises that help listeners explore their own attitudes and aims, Flourish is a watershed in the understanding of happiness as well as a tool for getting the most out of life.
- CD-Audio | 8 pages
- 128 x 148 x 18mm | 299.37g
- 05 Apr 2011
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
- Riverside, United States
"Important" --"Publishers Weekly" """Repaves the path to true happiness. A relentlessly optimistic guidebook on finding and securing individual happiness." -"Kirkus" "I was immediately charmed... Seligman's intentions are admirable and exciting. He is consumed by his mission, which is to take psychology on from its traditional role in alleviating misery, and broaden it into positive psychology -- the entirely different art of teaching us how to be wiser, stronger, more generous to others, more self-disciplined, and more capable of dealing with difficulty and rejection... The book is full of nuggets about why positive approaches work." "The Sunday Times" "The spread of positive psychology is a key development in world culture. This book tells the remarkable story, including its adoption by the U.S. Army."--Richard Layard, author of "Happiness: Lessons from a New Science" "You might think you know about well-being and positive psychology, but there's so much more you can learn in FLOURISH. With flashes of brilliance, rigorous research, and stories so absorbing that they're impossible to put down, Seligman's new book contains wisdom garnered over a long and storied career - a calling that leads him to work with billionaire philanthropists, British lords, Army generals, Australian school kids, and thousands of bright and creative scientists, students, educators, and mental health professionals. If you liked "Authentic Happiness", you will like "Flourish "ten times more. This book is bound to be not only a source of knowledge, but a fount of inspiration."-- Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of "The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want" "A compelling view of a positive human future, for individuals, corporations, and nations, brilliantly told."--Tony Hsieh, author of "Delivering Happiness" "This book is a guide to a state of truly flourishing, reaching our max, getting to the sweetness of life, which comes with our being engaged and committed to people and our own self-care. FLOURISH will help you get the most out of life. A great book to be sure -- a must for every bookshelf." --John Ratey, MD, author of SPARK: "The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain" "Brilliant, beautiful, useful, and true. How many books can you say that about? Well, you can say it for sure about "Flourish". Written by a master of research as well as a thoroughly joyful man, "Flourish" will allow you to flourish if you simply read the book and follow its sane, sage, ground-breaking advice. Skeptics, beware! This book will prove you wrong. You actually can plan your way to a joyful and fulfilling life. Read and rejoice!"--Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of "Shine: Using Brain Science to Bring the Best from Your People" "No psychologist in history has done more than Martin Seligman to discover the keys to flourishing and then give them away to the world. "Flourish" is full of specific techniques you can use to change yourself, your relationships, and your organization. More importantly, Seligman teaches you how to look at life and see possibilities, rather than constraints. If you lead people, work with people, or know any people, you should read this book." --Jonathan Haidt, author of "The Happiness Hypothesis"