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THE ACADEMIC FIELD OF HUMAN FLOURISHING

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Creator's Note from Rosie von Lila: "This timeline is merely a handful of historical points to-date. As I continue to artistically develop the infographic timeline, we'll see other voices and perspectives represented. For instance, you can't tell from this wee graphic that the Templeton World Charity Foundation is run by women from around the world (and TWC is one of the largest funders of research on flourishing!), and you also can't see the global perspectives and diversity of researchers contributing to the Global Flourishing Study. As I give more creative time to this timeline, we'll see other people, names, and works represented." 

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DISCOVER YOUR OWN FLOURISHING

The University of Pennsylvania Authentic Happiness page contains over two dozen assessments, including several specifically on flourishing. 

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The Flourishing App by Harvard's Human Flourishing Program includes an assessment.

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The monthly Family Flourishing Sesh is a live, online session for assessing your flourishing and identifying action items that are personal to you. We developed this tool as a practical way of increasing your own flourishing. 

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The What Comes Now episode with Marc Champagne explores his book Personal Socrates and a simple method for asking effective questions to craft your life.

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ACADEMIC PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH 

A few resources...

Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman continues to be astonishingly prolific across his academic career. Rather than choosing one flourishing-related publication, here is his curriculum vitae for your perusal. His books are listed beginning on page 13, followed by his published papers. Through looking at his CV, you can find other academics involved in flourishing research. 

Dr. Tyler J. VanderWeele runs Harvard's Program on Human Flourishing. His paper "On the promotion of human flourishing" was published in 2017, and his curriculum vitae is here. As with Marty's CV, through looking at TJ's CV, you can find other academics and research institutions involved in flourishing research. 

Dr. Ed Diener, who passed away in 2021, was also prolific. Here is his vita, and also a 2010 paper, which he co-authored: 

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The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal offers numerous interesting papers on flourishing that are open access.

A FEW ORGS DOING GREAT WORK IN HUMAN FLOURISHING

Click the organizations below to learn more about their work in supporting flourishing.

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HUMAN FLOURISHING IN ROSIE VON LILA'S WORDS

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FINAL WORD (...for now, darling) 

If you scroll back up and click the Polaroid of the "Family Flourishing Sesh," you can learn about the monthly flourishing assessment that Rosie co-leads. If you're curious about your own flourishing, join us, why don't cha?  

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