Sophrosyne - Gaining True Happiness

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Welcome to "Sophrosyne"!
Sophrosyne (Greek: σωφροσύνη) is an ancient Greek concept of an ideal of excellence of character and soundness of mind, which when combined in one well-balanced individual leads to other qualities, such as temperance, moderation, prudence, purity, and self-control. 

Further reading:
http://www.positivelypresent.com/2014/02/sophrosyne.html http://greekerthanthegreeks.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/the-greeks-had-word-for-it-sophrosyne.html

My name is Jutta Heitland and I work as a counsellor in Wellington, New Zealand. I am not only a counsellor but also a "word lover". In my channel I describe new, amazing, touching and interesting words that are connected to my work as a counsellor.

You might ask: What's the connection between counselling and words? I think and believe there is a strong connection.
Other cultures have a lot of wisdom, and of course, problems too. I believe words can express quite exactly feelings and thoughts, worries and joys. Sometimes our languages are missing something that in other languages is described very accurately. So, why don't we enrich our languages with words or phrases from other cultures?
While working on my videos I learned many new fascinating words that are absolutely worth being included in our dictionaries. 

My explanations only can give a short overview about the above word or phrase. If you are interested and keen on knowing more, click on the provided links or just go ahead and explore and discover more yourself. 
If you ever find a new word, you think is wonderful, let me know please!
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