Family Word Snacks: Eudaimonia & Euphoria

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“Happiness is a trick of the mind … a wondrous trick not unlike magic. Everyone has magic. The trick is mastering one’s own mind.” ~C.N. Hamilton

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eudaimonia: [yoo-duh-moh-nee-uh] (n) a contented state of being happy, healthy, and prosperous

in a sentence: Eudaimonia is a Greek word that literally means “human flourishing.” This is a sapid word (one of my favorites, in fact)!

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euphoria: [yoo-fohr-ee-uh] (n) a temporary state of super, crazy happiness

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in a sentence: It’s common for kids to experience euphoria on Christmas morning.

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-Elle C.

About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children’s book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and “make it workology,” she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

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