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Wellness & Lifestyle Links & Information

Authentic Happiness

Pioneer of "positive psychology" Martin Seligman, believes that by identifying and enhancing your signature strengths, you can learn to make yourself happy. His new book is "Authentic Happiness". Check out the Youtube video at:

How to Be happy- The Secret of Authentic Happiness - Martin Seligman

More information can be found at his web page is at:


Discover the power of the 3-to-1 Ratio

World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life. She discovered that experiencing positive emotions in a 3-to-1 ratio with negative ones leads people to a tipping point beyond which they naturally become more resilient to adversity and effortlessly achieve what they once could only imagine. With Positivity, you’ll learn to see new possibilities, bounce back from setbacks, connect with others, and become the best version of yourself.

Barbara Fredrickson shares her research on the ideal ratio of positive to negative emotions, and offers suggestions for how to flourish in life. Her Youtube video is at:


Saint Mary's University believes that inspiring and facilitating health and wellness among its community is a priority, however it also recognizes the importance of pursuing research to help the academic and professional community better understand the fundamental principles behind health and wellness. Saint Mary's is currently home to three research bodies that have a focus on health and wellness related issues:

To learn more about research at Saint Mary's, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) website.