Positive Psychology 101
Positive Psychology is not thinking positively all of the time, or happiology, it is about fully experiencing the wide range of human emotions and experience while leveraging our strengths to thrive.
While traditional medicine and psychology have examined our illnesses and neuroses, the focus of Positive Psychology going beyond getting to a baseline well-being and going north of neutral (see diagram below). Absence of illness does not equal thriving health. The important thing is to start where you are and move forward with self-compassion and kindness.
Positive psychology gives us insight and evidence-based practices into how we can "show up in the way we want to" (Dr. Shrikumar Rao).
That's what we are working towards
Citation to The Flourishing Center. Copyright Shelley Fritz