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flourish like a green bay tree

To thrive; to grow very successfully. The green bay tree is known to grow several new branches every year. Wow, you have just been flourishing like a green bay tree ever since you changed majors.
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flourish of trumpets

A musical fanfare. And when I enter, I want to be accompanied by a flourish of trumpets, OK?
See also: flourish, of, trumpet
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They hold that flourishing is agent-relative: everything that is good is good for some agent.
Keyes' (2006) study among American youth on flourishing found that depressive symptoms decrease as mental health increases.
"Our flourishing, as creatures of a particular kind, consists in the fulfillment of the ends proper to that kind of creature" (p.
In Systems of Survival, Jacobs explained that societal flourishing depends on an appropriate pattern of interaction between what she described as commercial and guardian moral syndromes and their carriers.
They cover four topics: (1) humans as creatures; (2) health and creaturely flourishing; (3) disease, suffering, evil, and sin; and (4) practical implications.
Recursive Afterlifism Many activities that give value to our lives are pointless, unless there are flourishing future generations of human beings, so we need flourishing future generations to exist in order to flourish.
Can human flourishing be a relevant outcome in nursing education programs?
Among other characteristics of the Fourth Festival on Innovation and Flourishing, mention can be made of the participation of 37 foreign inventors from foreign countries such as India, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Malaysia.
The convergence of these vantage points provides a rich context for thinking about suffering: that of the flourishing life.
While the diagnostic categories for Major Depressive Episode include at least one symptom of anhedonia and four or more symptoms of malfunctioning, flourishing requires meeting one of two criteria for hedonia and six or more of eleven symptoms of positive functioning.
The authors then seek to show that individual rights are necessary for human flourishing. Human flourishing needs society but also needs freedom and individual action.
I RECENTLY took a short cut through Chapel Street and was amazed to see the tree I remember playing on as a boy 60 years ago in war-torn Coventry still alive and flourishing.
He gathers from these disciplines knowledge to explain the nature, causes, and constituents of well-being and advance human flourishing. Eudaimonics--which he defines as the empirical normative inquiry into human flourishing--can help us find out how to make a difference, how to contribute to the accumulation of good effects, and how to live a more meaningful life.
Liberalism's problem is finding the foundation and structure to deal with this tension between each individual's liberty to pursue his own version of flourishing and the universality of liberalism's tenets.