We are all, in one form or another, chasing happiness. The Wellness Myth is the belief that the way we feel on our best days can be prolonged in perpetuity, provided we find the secret to unlocking true happiness. We buy toys, marry partners, pursue jobs, and run races, at least in part to live happy lives, and yet its elusive nature continues to defy us. We can clearly distinguish the emotional highs from the rest of our lives, but seem unable to extend them.
The Wellness Myth seeks to provide the reader with an unequivocal clarity about happiness. It makes an important distinction between Baseline (your long term happiness) and Happiness (the momentary experience) and explains why they are different, how they helped you survive, and ultimately how you can work within your own limitations to make the most of both of them. Heavily researched and up to the minute, this book illuminates truths behind myths and the myths behind truths. Along the way, the reader will learn a bit about the world, about their own physiology, and the how and why behind what we feel.