Harvard Health shares key information about the Happiness-Health Connection. They refer to the pathways to happiness as including:
- Feeling good. Seeking pleasurable emotions and sensations, from the hedonistic model of happiness put forth by Epicurus, which focused on reaching happiness by maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain.
- Engaging fully. Pursuing activities that engage you fully, from the influential research by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. For decades, Csikszentmihalyi explored people’s satisfaction in their everyday activities, finding that people report the greatest satisfaction when they are totally immersed in and concentrating on what they are doing — he dubbed this state of intense absorption “flow.”
- Doing good. Searching for meaning outside yourself, tracing back to Aristotle’s notion of eudemonia, which emphasized knowing your true self and acting in accordance with your virtues.
It’s a lot to take in, but it shares the purpose that drives the Joe Dolan Companies forward and we invite you to be part of our family.
We welcome you to write YOUR thoughts, hear YOUR song, capture YOUR moments and express YOURSELF to the world through our resources. Everything we provide is here to make you feel, and we hope it’s making you feel good. Give a gift. Turn the music up a little louder. Have a laugh. Celebrate and share moments with those you love. The Joe Dolan Companies are here to help you do that.