12/23/2013 08:27 am ET

Elaine Stritch, Murali Doraiswamy Share The Simple Secret Of Happiness

There are many ways to achieve happiness, whether it's spending time with loved ones, participating in activities you enjoy or doing work that gives you a sense of purpose. However, according to Broadway star Elaine Stritch and psychiatrist Murali Doraiswamy, the simple secret that will ultimately lead you to greater happiness lies in your attitude.

Adopting a positive mindset -- especially when it comes to aging -- can make a huge difference when it comes to finding meaning. Stritch advised that growing older is something to embrace if you want to lead a happier life.

"I think taking care of yourself, health-wise, in every way, is a 100 percent winner," Stritch said. "I don't feel 88 -- I don't what it is, I don't know what age is, I just know you shouldn't be afraid of it."

Check out the video clip above for more on discovering happiness -- no matter how old you are.

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