A positive attitude does more than just improve your mood. Optimism is healing. Optimism may help you to be resilient, healthy, and help you to connect with others. Having a hard time staying positive? Start with simple steps: meditate, focus on the positive things in any negative situation and write down what you think of. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how optimism helps you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
A leading 'positive psychologist' is working to prove that kindness is catching. Witnessing good deeds physically inspires the viewer to model that behavior, he says, a finding that can -- and should -- be applied to childrearing and education.
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