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The Link Between Happiness and Health

There is a profound interplay between happiness and health, both impacting the vitality of the other. Research confirms that happiness does affect ones health, so that age old saying “laughter is the best medicine” may actually be true!. “Experiences that induce positive emotion cause negative emotion to dissipate rapidly. The strengths and virtues…function to buffer against misfortune and against the psychological disorders, and they may be the key to building resilience. The best therapists do not merely heal damage; they help people identify and build their strengths and their virtues”~Martin Seligman, former president of the American Psychological Association and Author of Authentic Happiness. THE STUDY A study involving nuns have found that happiness and health-positive emotions correlated with longevity. 95% of the most cheerful group of nuns was alive at age 95, 34% of the least cheerful quarter lived to about that age. 54% of the most cheerful fourth was

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