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Optimism Health

Fortune Cookie Wisdom: How Little Words Make A Big Difference

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

Optimism has been shown to be an important part of good health and wellness. Without such sparks of inspiration or encouragement we can tend to forget that life can be more than just the daily grind of work and responsibility.

Does 'The Newsroom' Have Something to Offer the Sick Room?

Russ Gerber | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

While there are plenty of reasons given for the growing pessimism, there's an important case to be made for shifting one's focus and fostering an optimistic worldview.

The Surprising Power Of Hope In Surviving Physical Crises

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

We often hear that so-called "resilient" people are more likely to come through a crisis less psychologically damaged. But what, exactly, is resilience, and how might it apply to a crisis, such as being diagnosed with a terminal illness?

Optimism Can Boost Your Immune System

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Optimism doesn't just boost your mood. According to new research, a glass-half-full attitude also strengthens the immune system. ...