Experts discussed ways that people can boost their overall well-being after the trauma, isolation, and grief of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the world approaches a new year of social distancing and isolation due to COVID-19, public health experts are exploring the long-term mental and physical health consequences of loneliness, and offering strategies to help people stay more connected.
With COVID-19 becoming a leading cause of death in the U.S., experts say an "unprecedented" national response is needed to contain the pandemic.
The physical, psychological, and financial burdens of the COVID-19 pandemic have made it harder for many Americans to focus on their well-being and ability to flourish, according to Tyler VanderWeele, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor…
New research from the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard provides a snapshot of the COVID-19 pandemic’s toll on wellbeing in the U.S.
Older adults who volunteer for as little as two hours per week can substantially lower their risk of early death, become more physically active, and improve their sense of well-being compared with those who don’t volunteer, according to…
For immediate release: May 6, 2020 Boston, MA – People who attended religious services at least once a week were significantly less likely to die from “deaths of despair,” including deaths related to suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol poisoning,…
Much as “positive psychology” looks at the science of human strengths, a “positive epidemiology” is needed to increase understanding around what causes people to not just avoid disease, but to flourish.
Flourishing—a state in which all aspects of a person’s life are good—could be a transformative concept for medicine.
In this week’s episode we explore what it means for people to flourish, how we can measure it, and ways to help reach a state where all aspects of their life are good.