Subjective Well-being: Exploring Contemplative Practices to Increase Happiness along the Continuum of Life
Many sectors are investing resources into more preventative approaches to wellness. Population health institutes, the health care sector, psychologists, educators, and a growing sector of the military seek ways to keep individuals not only physically well, but emotionally and psychologically well. The research shows that maintaining positive states of well-being prevents future dis-ease. There are many approaches to achieving well-being. This chapter explores the subjective well-being construct, or happiness, well-being among military-connected families, and how to increase happiness. The author proposes a simple approach within the contemplative sciences paradigm that can be applied along the life continuum—from adolescense to adulthood.
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