Since it might not have been obvious how my earlier post relates to the topic of wellness, I will post once more today. The real issue for my son--and for all of us--is how to find meaning in our lives. In his book, Man's Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy, Viktor E. Frankl, M.D., a psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor writes: "According to logotherapy (a type of psychotherapy that Frankl founded), this striving to find a meaning in one's life is the primary motivational force in many."
"...What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment...One should not search for an abstract mission in life. Everyone has his (or her) own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone's task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it."
(I'll write more about this tomorrow.)