How to Be a More Positive Patient
It's so easy when we're ill--either from a passing cold or a long-term disease--to slip into the emotional dumps. But it's not necessary to feel blue while your body is healing. In fact, many studies show that the brighter your mood the faster you mend. As someone who has had four colds this season, gets migraines sometimes, and has survived a bout of cancer and chemo, I've come up with ways to stay up when my body's down. Hopefully you'll find them helpful too.
Valerie Reiss is Beliefnet’s Holistic Living editor, and the co-author of the Fresh Living blog.