Note from the President – Tales of WellBeing – Mar 2019

When we chose WellBeing International as the name of our new NGO, we had little idea of the extent of the international interest in measuring happiness and well-being across the globe, but we are learning fast. This issue of “Tales” brings another story (this time focused on a person) from our partner, AHPPA, in Costa Rica. But it also features a story on the United Nation’s International Day of Happiness, now celebrated on March 20th every year with the release of a Global Happiness Report. I would also like to draw attention to an earlier Blog by Professor Alan Kaplan of Yale University who, after a long and illustrious academic career,is now focusing on improving human mental health. The Blog notes the importance of human-animal connections in bringing well-being and purpose to people’s lives.

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